Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Tip

The very first thing I did when I wanted to cut my grocery budget........I STOPPED BUYING CEREAL!  I know that is a radical thought for many people.  I can't tell you the number of people who ask me " well what do you eat for breakfast then and do you cook every morning?"   No I do not cook every morning!  But I do cook a couple of mornings a month.  Usually every other Sunday we have "family breakfast" and cook a big breakfast.  When we have things like waffles, pancakes or french toast I double or triple what I would normally make and freeze the leftovers.  Every so often I make a big batch of muffins and I freeze some of those also.  The same with sweet breads like banana bread.  I do buy bagels and English muffins and occasionally when Kroger has their brand of pop tarts 10 for 10 I will buy those also.  With 5 children eating cereal every day you can imagine how expensive that was.  I really believe that I am probably saving about $50 a month from not buying cereal, cooking food for breakfast and utilizing my freezer.  I also make my own syrup for the waffles and pancakes but that is for another post :)

Here is a pic of my frozen breakfast items from today :

                               Frozen french toast and some banana bread

I am linking this post up to   LearningtheFrugalLife


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  2. Great tip. Thanks for linking up!