Blog: Frugal And Tightwad Tanya

My blog is about how I live a frugally and tightwad life here in Minn. My finds that are frugal. My style of tightwaddery and thrift. It's about my frugal and tightwad family.

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Gamy Hamburger
Sunday, September 27, 2009

For meat that is from Sam's Club that is sold the day it is sell by date. I freeze it right away, then when I need it. It is usually gamy, so I make hamburger out of it. I would not suggest using it in hotdishes tho. Buy hamburger in bulk at regular grocery stores, so the hamburgers don't taste gamy. These tend to be on sale during Superbowl time, and football season. The sell by date isn't on the same day you buy it like at Sam's Club. Well let's discuss what I put in Chili tomorrow for my family.

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This Blog Brought to You by Frugal and Tightwad Tanya: Food Ideas
Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Well here are some ideas for cheap meals from the dollar store:

Dollar store pasta in a bowl or bag with dollar store pasta sauce.

Mac-n-Cheese in a box

Salad in a box

Chow Mein


Bread for 99 cents

Pasta meals in a box

Pasta in a can

Veggies in a can from dollar store

Box of mashed potatoes cheap brand

Gravy in a box from dollar store



Juice boxes

There are Jellies and Peanut Butter of all brands

These are some ideas there are others from Jiffy too in  the grocery stores that aren't dollar stores. Like I said I am a dollar store junkie. I need food to stay alive. They all keep me alive both the grocery store down the street. The food pantries and dollar stores. Now in my economic financial crisis. I hope some of this helps people out.


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How I Eat Each Month Frugally or Free
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Well this log is about how I eat when I don't have foster children to take care of in a month. I usually run out of food stamps by the end of the month each month, so what I do is with my last of my money which doesn't exceed $4.50 each month and sometimes $4.00 is I go thru my whole cupboard take a list of my stock including my fridge. I then go to my purse and get out the flier left over from the middle of the month going to the store for bread. The money gets me milk a pint, noodles to make casseroles with for that last week, dried beans for soup, and a big can of fruit from these things bought at the dollar store with some money left over to buy cool-aide packs from a grocery store sometimes. Potatoes and other veggies are given to me by friends and relatives who know I am strapped for cash on my SSI income of $552.00 a month with $81.00 a month from the state since I am physical disabled. I work too very parttime. Just so you know too. I get no money for my foster children personally. It all goes for their needs. I live quite happily on what I get in money.

I also go to a food bank for food at the end of the month sometimes every other month, but I do go there without any prejudices about taking free food. It is live or die and I prefer to live. Anyone who doesn't utilize this service in their community if they have one is nuts as far as I am concerned. It's also suicidal. You need to eat to live. If you cash is low take any charity you can and swallow what you think pride you have left. You always have your pride no one can take that away unless you give it away. Getting groceries for free is the ultimate tightwad and frugal capture and find. I love to say I get food for free. It feels good and I am not abusing anyone in the process. I never get enough food benefits just like anyone else who doesn't get enough money without having children in their home from the state or their own. They go for the same thing I do free food. I also go to soup kitchens too for lunch sometimes. This is how I eat frugally or free.

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About Me:

I live in Minnesota, and I am a published author of poetry On-line. I have a hubby, and several children. I shop with coupons, and I willingly take several classes On-line thru AZU. I have several degrees, and diplomas. I am a crafting person, and I live for Octoberfest not for the beer, but the food is great too. I am mix mutt of heritages. I love to shop at thrift stores, and garage sales/yard sales. I live a green lifestyle or try too.

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