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Frugal Food: Don’t Waste Money this Holiday Season on Fast Food

As the holidays approach, it gets harder and harder to keep up with everything that needs to be done. You may end up spending a lot of extra money on things like Fast Food, just because you're too busy to cook.

Here are some great articles for Frugal Meals for Busy Moms. I hope they give you some ideas and save you some money.

Talk to you soon.

PS. I'm a huge fan of Once a Month Cooking. I don't mind giving up a few hours and making a freezer full of food. Check it out.

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  • K.C. Gagne

    I would love some suggestions on how to keep my husband out of that “extra” food. Whenever I make a double batch of dinner with the intent of freezing some, he uses it as an excuse to eat more than usual. Right now, my solution is a triple batch. 😉

  • Wenchypoo

    Here’s another rathe rradical idea for not wasting holiday fod money, and I hope you find this useful–even if it DOES go against tradition: re-think buying turkeys.

    Think about it–turkeys are hollow, frozen, and full of bones. You pay per pound for a hollow, frozen (ice does weigh a lot), bony piece of meat in the name of tradition. Per serving, the cost of that meat is sky-high when all the waste is taken into account (bones, fat, skin, and water).

    Your best bet is to buy turkey parts with more meat on them na dles sbone–my choice is turkey thighs–affordable, one bone, and lots of eat with no hollow centers!

    If whole bird carcasses were solid in the middle, not frozen, and less bony, they’d be a better buy.

    Now before anyone launches into a tirade about “rubber chicken” and soups, let me state this: for the small amount of meat you get off the bones, you’ve paid a high price per serving for that meat. Parts usually used for rubber chicken meals are more bone than meat.

    Save your food dollars on real meat, not bone-riddled hollow carcasses with ice.

  • Wenchypoo

    How to keep hubby out of the freezer portions: put them in the freezer BEFORE serving the rest at the table. Out of sight = out of mind. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

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