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  1. Calculations and Alternatives
    We've been discussing this a little bit, but I'd like to find out if someone's actually done the comparison. Is it better to buy certain things in flour form or grind it yourself? I'm looking at this because I'm about to purchase tapioca flour, corn flour, etc in large bags to make homemade...
  2. Calculations and Alternatives
    We all know that most of the time, a spice is offered in loose quantities in the bulk section of the supermarket and there's a prepackaged alternative sold in another area of the same store. Things like salt, pepper, flour, sugar, etc are these types of items. If it's used to flavor a food, it's...
  3. Easter
    I don't remember seeing this question, so I'll ask: How many of you will be putting together your children's Easter baskets & how many of you will be buying the already packaged baskets? I always buy individual items for each kiddo & then stuff their baskets.
  4. Question and Answer
    Such as hamburger helper. I am very busy with a very disabled toddler who depends on me for every 24-7 need and also a 7 month old( single Mama) Right now hamburger helper,packaged Mac and Cheese, Packaged meals of all kinds is what we buy alot of however I keep reading that alot of you steer...
  5. Education
    Which is more your style, eclectic homeschooling or using a pre-packaged curriculum? So far, I've been an eclectic homeschooler who uses a variety of different resources. This fall though, I am considering possibly using a pre-packaged curriculum. What made you decide whether or not to use...
  6. Simple Living
    I was reading the thread on "prepackaged visited again" and I started to think about some prepackaged items and how they have made my life so much simpler. Even though I'm frugal and always will be, simple living is far more important to me now. For anyone who knows me, I've been on a...
  7. Frugal Living
    OK, so now that we know what prepackaged foods everyone still buys (oh, and for me my biggest thing would be boxed mac n cheese-I can make it.. but I am so accustomed to the taste, I prefer Kraft, unless i am making it in the oven). So now: What prepackaged foods that you are still buying...
  8. Frugal Living
    but could make yourself? Every once in a while I still buy taco seasoning packets and fajita seasoning packets. :( I really should mix up my own.
  9. Kitchen Basics
    I was thinking about this and realize that as much as I would like to get away from canned goods and prepackaged foods, there are some that I have come to rely on. Here are a few that I can think of off hand: canned vegis canned fruit (the varieties that I don't have growing here at home)...
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