We can ALWAYS count on the Club Members to come up with great solutions to the problem we all face: Taming the family budget! Whether we are shopping for food or household items, timing is everything. MikeMax, bless her heart has come through for us with this message: THANK YOU, MIKEMAX!
From the desk of MikeMax:
“For those of you who budget from month to month and usually run out of money by the time you run out of month: Try to hang onto a little extra ca$h this month. There will be really good sales over Memorial Day, which is the 28th this year. You might save big on groceries and on lawn and garden items. Memorial Day is a good time to stock up on condiments, canned beans, etc., for the summer. You may also find “grilling” meats on sale, since Memorial Day is the first big weekend of the summer.
Ace Hardware-and likely Home Depot and Lowe’s-will have great prices on garden tools, fertilizer and such like. No, I don’t have any inside info–they just always do! Some of the best deals at Ace will likely include a rebate. They process their rebates very quickly, but you will still need to be a few dollars ahead to take advantage of them. Watch the newspaper for flyers the week before the holiday weekend.”
Great ideas with foresight, MikeMax. Those young ‘uns who are just starting to keep house will surely find it helpful and those of us whose households are firmly established can always use reminders!
Now, if I may change the subject abruptly:
Several posts ago Mother Connie posted the recipe for Celery Salad. It featured celery and onion and was a BIG hit in the Club House! WEll, here is a bit of a PS: We did not eat the last bit in the first sitting so FROZEN PEAS were added to what was left for the next go round. O MY, talk about DELISH. This salad would be a perfect take-along for a summer picnic, especially if you omitted the mayo and used only the dressing. I’m thinking Memorial Day…
Each time the mail comes in, it is heartening to see how you are sharing this blog with others. This must mean that we are accomplishing our goal of helping people who must cook frugally! This whole project was designed for those who use WIC or SNAP’s EBT cards; we cater to people who depend on food pantries and/or food commodities as well as those who are living on a dime, just love to squeeze those nickels til the buffalo bellows or are just cheap by nature! For those of you who have joined our bunch, we hope you like our series of cooking tips.
It seems as if everyone who is lucky enough to have work these day probably has TWO jobs. People are tired, stressed, and hungry at the end of a day. We cannot plug in your crock pot or turn on your oven for you but we hope we make your life a wee bit easier by providing recipes and ideas that give your families good, sound nutrition for very little money.
The school years are grinding to a halt around here. Let’s hope every family has a safe, happy summer, full of tremendous good memories and great, affordable meals!
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