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7. I'm a whole foods homemade fanatic. I was going that way hard in the months leading up to COVID.
Wed Feb 28, 2024, 10:11 AM
Feb 2024

I had bought a small chest freezer, started making my own soups and chili and was stocked up on a lot of the basic ingredients. That saved my ass. It was still pretty easy for me to find something I could make do with when the stores were wiped out.

I kept going and now bake my own bread, make English muffins, tortillas and all my bread products. It's really saved me again with inflation.

I'm retired on disability, so I have the time, enjoy doing it and it keeps me busy. That's another way people are screwed by having to work too many hours. There was no way I could do that for myself when I was working. Very few couples with kids could do it these days.

On average Americans eat too much... MiHale Feb 2024 #1
Great messaging ... redqueen Feb 2024 #4
Love the advice. limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #6
Never meant it as the only solution... MiHale Feb 2024 #13
You're right. limbicnuminousity Feb 2024 #18
Didn't take your response as snarky... MiHale Feb 2024 #19
Well, that's a gross take. Cuthbert Allgood Feb 2024 #9
The problem was that food prices were taking a bite out of income... MiHale Feb 2024 #15
Really Always Blue Feb 2024 #17
This OP is about saving our personal income on food... MiHale Feb 2024 #20
Funny Always Blue Feb 2024 #21
HOW ABOUT... the FTC slapping a huge windfall profits tax on their historic profits CousinIT Feb 2024 #2
You are correct. I don't think it's possible without Dem supermajorities redqueen Feb 2024 #14
Creative thinking helps. no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #3
I'm a whole foods homemade fanatic. I was going that way hard in the months leading up to COVID. brewens Feb 2024 #7
Try this book. I love it. no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #11
That's part of it too. Knowing what not to waste time and money on. One of my big successes last year brewens Feb 2024 #12
Beans and corn together provide a complete protein. raging moderate Feb 2024 #16
My wife did a two month "pantry challenge " this time last year underpants Feb 2024 #5
I'm a bulk meals food prepper. I buy two turkeys every year at Thanksgiving time just for myself. brewens Feb 2024 #10
you can really see that whole top chef, eating out craze on the chart from 2010 until Covid shut it down Blues Heron Feb 2024 #8
I do so many things to save money on food MissB Feb 2024 #22
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