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November 06, 2008


Kiki Wolfie

Way to go!!! I don't even want to tell you what I often survive on living in SF...god its expensive here and $20 gets you like 2 vegetables here haa haa!!! The farmers markets are great for cheap local produce! lentil soup is a great idea and yummy!!! Also tofu is cheap and delish when cooked correctly i swear!! but i know the kiddos might now be into it ;)


Just did a little food storage inventory myself and it's not looking so great. I've been slacking and you have just given me a good kick in the rear. When Ken was laid off in 2001 storage helped us get through. Unemployment checks were great(have ya checked into that??), but not enough.

You are seriously good though! I don't know if I've ever spent that little and come home with so much! You are seriously resourceful!

Magpie Ima

If only I could figure out how to keep The Dark Lord from going through a gallon of milk every other day--at $5 bucks a pop!

Here's my best thrifty tip: give up shampoo and conditioner. I use a dime sized bit of baking soda to wash my hair and then about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted with 3 cups of water as a rinse every second or third washing. My scalp is healthier than it's ever been and I spend only pennies on my hair care each month. No chemicals, either!


You gave up wine? Whoa.


I just stocked my pantry, and had to take out a bunch of things, that I know, we'll NEVER eat. Oregon Food Bank, here I come.

As for the wine... wow!

Stephanie T.

1. do you have a backyard? how much 'dirt' space do you have... ex:10x10? 14x7?
2. sending you a box of goodies...
3. my mom used to mix 1/2 whole milk with 1/2 made-up dried milk...it's definitely an acquired taste but it met the needs of 6 milk=chugging kids
4. deep breath...we're all in this together


Potatoes are the best...cheap and good, by themselves or mixed in with stew! I can't believe how much you got for $20. You should write the New Economy Cookbook.

Keep me posted...I either have some minor flu or am knocked up. :) I won't know for freaking weeks either way, darn it. See you soon.


Good job. I wish you were closer, we have some extra milk.


Yeah, I am in awe of what you got for that much, Plus in awe that you gave up wine!!!! Please tell me though, that when I have this baby you will have one with me?? I am the SUCKIEST at planning a menu for the week and stocking up on items I need vs. what we don't need. I usually spend way too much every week and wind up with crap left over....I'm horrible at it. I need to take a class or something...Hang in there babe. You're getting through it.


WTG with the shopping! Have you heard of thegrocerygame.com? You have to be dedicated to clipping coupons and possibly shopping at multiple stores, but I have friends who save TONS of money on it. I'm trying to do it, but I'm lazy. I still save $10-$15 per trip though. Good luck.

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