Friday, August 31, 2007

Frugal Friday Food

There are many areas that I can tweak in our budget, but I think for us food is probably the easiest. I've talked about my Pantry in previous posts, and about how easy it is to save a lot of money if you have the space to store the food. And better still if you can view the foods easily.

One thing that we do to help with the food bill is that we rarely waste any food. Organization and menu planning really helps with this one.

So we had a lot of zucchini a couple of weeks ago. We'd eaten it several night and shared it with people and we still had this left.

So I brought out the food processor and ended up with quite a lot of shredded zucchini.

Which I vacuum sealed in 2 cup portions. It will go in the freezer.

This food will be much more appreciated this winter when used to make bread or added to quiche or casseroles than it would be if serve it too often right now.

But of course I couldn't resist making some bread.

And it was appreciated plenty. :)

For many more frugal ideas be sure to check out Crystal's Blog!


Mommy said...

This is a bad weakness that I have. Wasting food by letting it go bad before we can eat it. Thanks for the reminder. The bread looks yummy! :)

Karen said...

I think the pantry is definitely an important frugal tool.

And thanks for "visiting" me this morning. :)

Lisa Kay said...

There is a lot of wisdom in that - buy in bulk when on sale, be able to find it, and use it before it goes bad. Basic principles, but definitely a money saver!

Thanks for sharing - enjoy your weekend!

WesternWarmth said...

I have a yummy chocolate cake that calls for just such zuchini bits! I enjoy your blog. Looking at your picture you don't look old enough to have kids let alone one in college!

Coupon Addict said...

I love zuchinni bread! By the way, you and your husband are a lovely couple.

Homeschooling Momma said...

My daughter Jodi LOVES chocolate chip zucchini bread. Have a great week! Tonya

"My Little Wonders" said...

I am gonna have to kick it in the butt and do the same with my zucchini. I like to do the same with the 2 cups of shredded.
psst....I just bought a food saver last week I love it!!!!
We put up a lot of green beans already.