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Old 08-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #101
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The TradeFair by me has manager's specials on jalapenos just before they go off. For $1 I get several pounds of them and make hotsauce. Problem is, I have way too much hotsauce.

And before you say so I know jalapenos arent that hot... but the sauce still has a nice taste.
If I have to choose, I will choose flavor over heat anyday. Now, flavor and heat is best.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #102
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Thats another tip really... manager's specials. If its going into a soup or a stew or sauce, it doesnt need to be unblemished. If I am making melomel, btw, peaches that are a little soft (a little, not black) are sweeter anyway...

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I haven't seen this mentioned, but medicines! Although not food, they are still purchased at the grocery store. Store brand versus name brand. Check the drug facts label and active ingredient(s). I bet 99% of the time they are exactly the same and of course the store brand is considerably cheaper!

Baby formula also. Although I haven't bought any in a year or so, the HEB brand formula is exactly the same as similac and enfamil. Same quantity as well. I studied the labels and ingredients of all three one day for 30 minutes in the store to see the difference. I could not find one.

Similac and enfamil - ~$30/can
Store brand - $12.88/can

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1. Food savers, buy meat in bulk from butcher separate and freeze my butcher always has bundle specials.

2 I freeze left over soup in muffin tins with silicone liners pop them out and keep them in a plastic bag toss to in a coffee cup and nuke it .

3 You can start a never ending soup with food scraps from all week in a crock pot on low keep it all winter long. Creamy you should try this. Start a soup leave a little in there add from your following meals, exa. dice up left over pork chop. Toss in some green beans. Hibachi shrimp and rice. Left over fajita fry, its good. You can even use the goyo stuff you like so much, everything cooks down like a Brunswick stew. Good for people with few teeth.

4. Learn to can (safely) dry and smoke food stuffs.

5 I would say fish and hunt but to get started in that can be expensive, but if you already have the obsession I mean hobby. 100 pounds of wild red meat can cost only the gas and the bullet to get it. Don't take it to to a game processor if you have the space. Its easier than it looks if you read a book on it. "or web page"

6. Learn how to make things for your self. Like preserves, jams, there's a way to make everything you want.


7. cut out paper towels napkins, plates, & solo cups.

Will someone teach/tell me how to make sourdough, starter and all? I suck at making bread badly I just cant get it.

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I grow my own basil and make pesto for winter use (frozen in ice cube trays).

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I haven't seen this mentioned, but medicines! Although not food, they are still purchased at the grocery store. Store brand versus name brand. Check the drug facts label and active ingredient(s). I bet 99% of the time they are exactly the same and of course the store brand is considerably cheaper!

Baby formula also. Although I haven't bought any in a year or so, the HEB brand formula is exactly the same as similac and enfamil. Same quantity as well. I studied the labels and ingredients of all three one day for 30 minutes in the store to see the difference. I could not find one.

Similac and enfamil - ~$30/can
Store brand - $12.88/can
Or you could save $12.88/can and breastfeed.
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I grow my own basil and make pesto for winter use (frozen in ice cube trays).
I'm Stealing this sorry That's awesome!
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Or you could save $12.88/can and breastfeed.
Melana, I think its safe to say that gd is incapable of breastfeeding...
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Melana, I think its safe to say that gd is incapable of breastfeeding...

Very safe to say!!

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Or you could save $12.88/can and breastfeed.
My SWMBO tried and tried to breastfeed but it just wasn't working. She even had a lactation nurse help. Obviously you have to feed the little one somehow.
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I was just being a wiseacre.

The wife told me the other day that "when" we have a kid (when huh?) we're going to make baby food at home. Sounds good to me.

I'm an idiot though. A few months ago my wife's coworker and husband brought their new baby over for brunch. "Should I make her a little plate?" "James, she's 2 months old" "Oh". We told the couple that story and the dad said "well, indirectly you did"

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