Blog: Frugal And Tightwad Tanya

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.


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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