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Even though you know that homemade is healthier and less expensive. What is the convience food product you can not do without.
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Chicken and beef broth (canned)
canned creamed soups like mushroom and celery
Macaroni and cheese (kraft or Annies)
Frozen french fries, although I buy the store brand
peeled garlic cloves
muffins and pies from the bakery at my local Market Basket. I can get a pie usually for between 1.99/2.99 and 1 dozen square corn or blueberry muffins for 2.99
 

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Nature vally garanola bars. I just dont like homemade one as well.
Dh cant live with out Campbells select soups.
Bushes best baked beans.
Other than that I cant think of much.
 

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Campbells cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix, Concentrated liquid chicken bouillon, kraft dinner, bottled minced garlic, cake mix, shake and bake, yoghurt, frozen waffles, spice blends. I buy the spice blends at Costco and they make it so simple to season things.
 

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I would have to say Goya Adobo seasoning, Sazon seasonings/coloring packets. We use them on all our meats. :)

Already diced garlic in the jars, diced tomatoes in the can, pesto sauce, spaghetti noodles, Kraft ac & Cheese and ....that's all I can think of right now.
 

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Aren't those Goya seasonings wonderful.

My SO would have to say his can't- do-without would be flour tortillas. He will eat everything on a flour tortilla, and his second would be boxed mac and cheese. I say yucky but he likes it.

Me, I can't do without onion soup mix. I use it so many different ways... in meatloaf, meatballs, crockpot roasts and chicken, sloppy joes, my 'from scratch' taco meat seasoning. The list goes on and on. I really need to try to make it from scratch too, because it would be so much lower in salt than the store-bought. I also use cream of ? soups quite a lot. I can whip up dinner so fast with a can of cream soup it's not funny. All I do is take meat, add soup and frozen or canned veggies and serve over rice, noodles or potatoes. A stove top dinner done in less than 30 minutes. And the funniest thing about is that there never seems to be any leftovers.
 

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Cereal - I tried making it and it was terrible, more expensive, and had more fat and sugar than any commercial cereal on the market.

Canned spaghetti sauce - use it as a base for homemade sauce, just tastes like water without it.

Old El Paso taco & fajita seasoning - tried my own, tasted like water.

Kraft Dinner - there's just no substitute for a plate full of orange dye and powdered salt ;)
 

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Hmm...my list--

Cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups
Onion soup mix
Dry zesty Italian dressing mix
Instant rice (sometimes pinch hits in quick meals)
Can tomatoes
and most of all-Ragu Double Cheddar Cheese sauce!!

I use the cheese sauce in a lot of ways-

vegies-broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, etc.
rice
casseroles
dips
grits
soups
and it's the only way I make mac & cheese any more. It is really good for a lot of things. :)
 

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cream of mushroom soup (for those quick last minute meals)
yogurt
Bread (I have a bread machine, but it comes out thick and heavy)
Instant potato flakes
 

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Here's my list:

Bread (don't have time to make it all the time)
Ragu (use as base for my spaghetti sauce)
Frozen bread dough that I use for pizza. I don't use it all the time, but do a lot of the time.
Gravy mixes. They are just so easy.
Pasta, of course.
Seasoning mixes, including chili seasoning mix.
 

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I use a lot of convience items to help me make "semi-homemade" meals. I use the cream soups, canned biscuits, cake mix, canned soups, boxed stuffing, stewed tomatoes, canned veggies, jar sauce, noodles, instant rice, bagels, packaged deli meat, instant oatmeal, cold cereals, and I am sure a few more things I am forgetting.
 

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Canned tomato sauce, pastas, bread (because I've been too lazy lately to try to get it right), tortillas (would make if I had a press)

That's about it. I've had to do without all the rest this year so if I had to I could go without the other convenience stuff, but if it was available for a decent price I would probably buy some of it.
 

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Bread, gravy mixes, ramen noodles, yogurt.

I often buy cream of whatever soups, but I also use my homemade mix, so I guess I could live without them.

Another one I buy a lot but could definitely live without is prebagged salads.
 

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Creamed soups, spaghetti sauce, and beleive it or not frozen meatballs. I like to have them around for quick meals.
 

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frozen hashbrowns for casseroles
frozen juices(really good in vitamins)
canned broths for almost anything
every month 10 cans of spaghettie etc.
n.n. macaroni instant mixes (kraft)
 

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Peanut butter and minced garlic. Separate, not together (hee hee!)
 

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Mac and cheese
bread
pasta
onion soup mix
cream soups
yogurt
broth cubes
 

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Cream of mushroom soup
Cream of chicken soup
Canned chicken broth (usually make my own, but keep some on hand for emergencies)
Chicken & Beef Bouillon (sp?)
Spaghetti sauce
Bread
Mac & Cheese (for kiddos) - usually buy store brand
Cereal - one of our only grocery "splurges" though we only buy whatever's on sale
Pasta - have never made my own
Sun dried tomatoes in oil
Salsa
 

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chopped garlic!!! Everything else I can deal with... but I hate skinning and chopping cloves of that stinky stuff!
 
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