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5/11/17 7:47 A

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My wife found an electric food dehydrating machine, so I'll be using it to keep down our fruit and veggie waste. I think we'll vacuum seal them in bags and store them in the dark corners of our upper cupboards to keep the cats from exploring. hahaha

We have a small freezer in our fridge, about big enough for 1-1/2 gallons of ice cream. So we use it sparingly for food. When we lived in our RV we had even less space. Oy vey!

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5/9/17 1:51 A

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I have been trying to plan most meals for 7 days and shop 1 day a week. I try to use some items I already have and make my list online for food.I live alone and do not have room in my freezer to store food.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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4/30/15 1:44 P

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I have recently used baking sheets (not cookie sheets because I needed the lip to control juices), for broiling very thin slices of roast, onion and bell peppers for making wraps with. I preheated the slices of onion in the microwave, and the pan itself in the oven, and all the items cooked in about 3 minutes time under the broiler. I have an electric oven.

I was encouraged to continue exploring that revived style of cooking in the single "pot" category. It gives a pretty good bang for the buck in my opinion.

Have an adventure with your food! Who says we adults cannot play with our food?
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2/10/15 6:35 P

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We ended up w/ a couple apples soon to head south, and some dried apricot (fm a food bank), and lots of quick oats. gonna make a crisp for dessert and leftovers for bfast! I'll post results.

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1/24/15 1:56 A

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We cooked 4 chicken drumstix (39 a lb) in a waterless pot with a crock top; we added C water, carrots, pineapple chunks, celery, tators, red bell pepper, white onion. Spectacular truly. We shop at a Mexican grocery store.

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12/23/14 3:42 P

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Old thread, new breath into it?
Here are two free resources I use:
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And BudgetBytes.com

Together we can help each other, and have resources, and offer help to others!
Woo hoo!
If God designed healthy eating to be expensive, He'd have created money trees. Selah; now think about that!

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4/17/12 12:41 P

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Welcome Linda,
I have found that investing in a crock pot (slow cooker) is a great thing to have because you can cooking bulk and freeze left over in the freezer.


I am a single mom of 3 and 2 are special needs so I am very busy during the day so I love my crock pot.I also shop in bulk.I also plan out my meals per week or month depend on what I am shopping for this makes life so much easier.Any questions please just ask.Have a wonderful day!

Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 7/23/2012 (14:20)
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4/16/12 11:41 P

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Hi. My name is Linda. I was laid off from my job in October of 2010 and was on Employment Insurance for much of 2011 and I cashed out much of my RRSP's to pay off all my credit card debt, but now I am on a fixed Disability Income and I really don't know where to start.

I have applied for and been accepted into Subsidized housing where I will only have to pay 30 percent of my disability income in rent. I can move in on May 1st.

I am still working on the rest of my budget, but I roughly calculate that I will have about $200 a month to spend on food, MEDS (which currently run around $300 a month -- now calculate that!) and suppliments - some of which I really need because of other medical conditions....

So I am hoping to get some good ideas from this team on how to make this work.

Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 4/16/2012 (23:43)
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