By experiment I mean
- try different cost saving measures and find what fits your style and comfort level. There are many, many options including: Coupons, freezer meals, crockpot meals, stocking up, shopping sales at multiple stores, etc. Not everything works for everybody; try a few methods to find what works for you.
- try new recipes. Again, it may be a flop but it also might become a family favorite.
- 30 Meals in One day is a great resource. I used this program with my sister and we both cooked 30 freezer meals for about $150 for each of us.
- Make your own freezer meals. Make double recipes of family favorites and freeze the second recipe.
- Make your own mixes. I make my own pancake mix and my own muffin mix. You can make your own "Bisquick" type mixes too. The Make A Mix cookbook series is available from Amazon and other retailers.
- Ask your friends and family for their own tips and tricks. Then try them on for size, they just might be a perfect fit!
So, that's it for this Thursday. I've also got two new websites you can check out. These come compliments of my friend Vanessa, a fellow frugalista. She uses www.babycheapskate.com and www.moneysavingmom.com. Thanks Vanessa!
Remember, experiment and try something new, you just might find saving money is easier and more fun than you think!