Thursday, August 13, 2009


We all know the economy could be better. What I am going to do is tell you a few things to help out on your grocery bill. Start using generic brands, use coupons, eat before you shop and watch the sale papers for the bargains of the week and lastly, shop twice a month instead of weekly. But you already know that, right?
So here's what I really want you to know. In the day of your Great-Grandmother or your Grandmother, they fixed a lot of potato soup, bean soup, peas and dumpling soup. Then there were the fried potatoes with a bit of onion and an egg dropped on top of them for lunch. Ever wonder why; because it was nourishing and inexpensive. Maybe we should try to go back to those days and start cooking inexpensive meals. We don't need meat every night for supper. There are simple and inexpensive soup recipes on the Internet. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and you have supper. Don't forget all those great casseroles, either. There's a reason our Great-Grandparents and our Grandparents got through the depression years. They economized. Next summer, plant a "Victory Garden", you'll be surprised at how much it will save on your grocery bill.
Till next time.........


  1. Your economy tips takes me back to my childhood. After the death of my father we had to tighten our belts. One of our inexpensive favourite meals was how you described it, fried potatoes (fritters) with onions and an egg on top, plus a dollop of tomato sauce of course. I guess even grilled cheese on toast was an occasional luxury, Big Sis used to rustle up some for our suppers, mainly always burning the toast. Fortunately, it put paid to the 'old wives tale' that eating cheese at night would give you nightmares, none of us ever did.

  2. Thanks for the comment,David.Times were definitely different back then. Anyone with a yard had a garden of some sort.