Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Frugal Fall Tips Part 2

3. Buy whole organic chickens, cook them, debone them when they have cooled then freeze the meat in small quantities to be used at a future date in stir fry's, spaghetti, salads and so forth. Buying whole chickens is always cheaper, especially when we are talking organic, free range. I haven't bought actual chicken breasts in over 9 months now! Price comparison whole chicken (organic) 2.69 per pound. Organic Chicken breast 6.99 per pound. There is a lot of money to be saved!



4. For Fall decorating use old wine bottles to put tall dripless candles in or mason jars (mine are from old jam jars) for votives. Make sure you put rocks or sand in the wine bottles so they are not top heavy! For a more decorative look you can add pebbles to your mason jars and place the votive on top.



5. Cook dried beans then freeze them. Yes beans freeze well! They store well in the freezer for up to 4 months. This way you don't need to use canned beans, plus you save money!! I bought garbanzo beans dried for 1.69 per pound compared to Eden canned beans at 1.89 for a small can! 1 pound of garbanzo beans, dried, made 6 cups of cooked. That is ALOT of savings.!



2 comments:

  1. great tips! i haven't frozen my soaked beans before...i've just kept them in the fridge for a day or two. good idea!
    ps: you're such an inspiration to me, jess! i've really been getting tons of great money saving tips from you! i was at costco last night and got the organic coffee -- way cheaper and it's actually pretty good coffee! :)
    em

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  2. Such an awesome blog! :-) I love it -- great post!

    Alex

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