Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ok, so we have done a lot of things to save money and be as frugal as we can.
We have not had to buy clothes for any of us this year, we do not go out to eat unless we got a free gift card or someone treated us as a gift, we just don't spend the money on extra things or entertainment.
We have always been on a budget(fixed income) with 6 in our family. I am one of those moms who clips coupons and will drive the extra mile to save.50cents. I really love the challenge of this. Always looking for cheaper meals and deals, so in the long run we have more to give. We love to give...So I have been thinking about other ways to spend less on our groceries and it is hard to come up with ideas.
We have cut out meat except for 2 times a week and we make a lot of homemade things. I make homemade pancakes and waffles and freeze them for the week. I realized how much yogurt we eat during the school year and realized how much money we spend on it. Why not make this, I thought.. So I have now tried twice with no success. I have done this in the crock pot and even used 2 different thickeners and it just never got thick.
So I am looking for ideas, help anything will work. I will do this! For all the ingredients I have wasted already I could of bought 2 packs of yogurt.
Thanks for your help and input!!