Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Direction for Frugal Feasts

I'm sad to report that there isn't an Aldi's in North Dakota. I've settled in an area where groceries are a bit more expensive than my previous home in Michigan in addition to losing my cost savings grocery store. I'll have to work harder with sales and coupons to keep our feasts as frugal as before.

That said, it is still possible to eat well without breaking the bank. My new location will simply become a test of this premise. I still may refer to Aldi pricing, and that has to do with the products that moved with me. When those are gone, I'll keep the pricing at just what I am paying currently.

I'm also going to start some cooking adventures in freezer meals. One day a month I'll devote to cooking multiple meals ahead of time, freezing them for later. I use to be in a meal swap group that did this. My friend talks about her monthly meal cooking club. Until I get established and meet people with similar taste and food and frugality, I'll be going it on my own.

Finally, I've been researching, learning, and finding out more about natural, organic, and preservative free foods. As a family we are going to be moving to more of a whole foods diet (cutting out premixed items, packaged/process foods) with a focus on health and wellness. I want to eat foods that are good for me as well as good tasting.

For us that will mean buying sides of beef and pork again (once we get settled) so we can control content, source, prices and most importantly taste. The taste blows away what you can buy at the supermarket, particularly in ground beef.

So that's it. I'm excited to delve into all of these projects, one bite at a time of course.

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