|Hint: It doesn't involve couponing. Ugh.|
Put down the steak, and nobody gets hurt. Um, animal protein is dang expensive. And Americans eat way too much of it. In my house, meat is a garnish, if it's present at all. Which it's usually not. And it saves me a ton of money.
Be 'that weird green girl.' Oh, homemade cleaning products, how I love thee. You're everything a girl shouldn't be: Easy, cheap, simple to use. Vinegar and baking soda cost, like, nothing in comparison to chemical-y cleaners. Also I don't have to freak out about my baby crawling through Clorox after I clean the floor.
Eat the fruit of someone else's
Behave like an iron chef. You know, where they don't get to pick the surprise ingredient, but then have to somehow work it into every dish? Yeah, your surprise ingredient=whatever's on sale that week. When broccoli's on sale, we have broccoli on EVERYTHING. Including pizza, much to the dismay of my mother-in-law. (Love you Robin!)
Go big or go home. If you've got the space, buy in bulk. Better yet, wait for a great sale and THEN buy in bulk. Last time the store did an "all bulk 25% off" sale, I emptied half a barrel of oatmeal into my bags. But now I shouldn't have to buy grains or beans for about a year.
Don't employ robots. When it comes to stuff like spaghetti sauce or chicken stock or pretty much any baked good, you have two options: You make it yourself, or you pay a machine to make it for you. So expensive to go the latter route.
How does one end a post like this? Probably with a cute baby picture:
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