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Old 01-20-2008, 01:30 AM   #73
gastronome
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I am notorious for buying "manager's specials" where stores markdown things because they are close to expiration. Just repackage them well and freeze them and they are fine! I have done this for a long time with breads and meats and it has saved me a lot of money. Also buying all the loss leaders and in season items saves a bunch of money. Farmers markets too and really good since they sell seasonal items mostly. Other than that I try to make things myself...like I'll boil a huge pot of beans, package them in smaller portions and freeze them instead of buying canned. Or I'll make a bunch of rice or cook a lot of chicken and do the same. These self made convience items helps a bunch. I'm starting to do these things again and it is doing wonders for those "binge modes" since I have healthy foods so close by. Win win situation.
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