Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I can can in the New Year
2010 found me diagnosed with high blood pressure so I really need to watch my sodium intake....I have become quite a label reader and I am vowing to cut out processed foods from the BittersweetPunkin household. I am beefing up my pantry...I'm getting ready to buy large glass containers to store things like rice, beans, oats etc that I will buy in bulk and I am making it a mission to never serve a boring meal again. Sometimes I find myself being very redundant in the meals I serve, and my family's lack of enthusiasm is very telling. Hopefully this is the year that we can buy a chest freezer to store excess meat in.....right now I am at the mercy of a tiny over the fridge model that doesn't hold much.
Our grocery bill has absolutely sky-rocketed and I am getting alarmed at how much it costs to simply feed this small family of four...and trust me, I am no stranger when it comes to buying generic or store brands and reduced price meat. Our family hasn't taken a vacation since about 2003 when we went to Mount Rushmore...so sad isn't it?
I would love to hear any and all of your tips for frugal living.....won't you share?