If you look at my sidebars, I have been doing some housecleaning. I think my blog is getting a bit cluttered, and I’m trying to simplify things. I am also thinking about a new look, although I am quite attached to that bright green logo. I have to think about it some more.
Anyways, while updating my Living Frugal links, I realized that I haven’t referenced two frugal websites that I enjoy visiting.
The Hillbilly Housewife has lots of great information, such as an $45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6 (the menu assumes you have no supplies in your kitchen). Then there are recipies that will help you Attack the Convenience Foods. She even gives details on how to Lower the Fat Content of Ground Beef which is handy because we always buy regular ground beef because it’s cheaper.
The other website is The Dollar Stretcher. There are so many articles that it would take a long time to go through all of them. They also have different newsletters that you can subscribe to that give tips on stretching those dollars. One article I enjoyed was on 6 Financial New Year’s Resolutions.
I hope you enjoy these sites as much as I do 🙂
Those are some great sites, though I don’t necessarily agree with all the Financial New Year’s Resolutions. If you are responsible, plastic can be your best friend. Thanks!
I like Dollar Stretcher also, unfortunately I dont have alot of time to read through everything. Oh well!
I’m willing to pay the $2.00 for the super lean in bulk at the Warehouse places, but then I also drain the fat from that. And towards the end I’ll add a thin layer of water bringing it to a boil and boil the hamburger for a couple of minutes. I then drain again.
I’m pretty sure at this point, I’ve got the most healthy hamburger available. It’s probably overkill, but since a pound of hamburger stretches for a few meals it’s really a cheap dinner anyway.
THANK-YOU for posting those sites I LOVE to be frugal! I have to brag just for a second, we had a side gate that we took off about a year ago it was still just on the side of the house so New Years day I took my jig zaw and made a stand for our firewood. It is great we got our wood off the ground and now we don’t have an ugle gate on the side of our home. TOTAL COST 0$ Thank-you for letting me share.
Another way to save money on buying beef at the grocery store is to go to your local meat processor and ask about buying a beef from a local farmer. You’ll save money and get way better quality. You don’t have to get a whole beef either. Generally you can ask for a quarter of a beef (or a split side which is half of the front quarter and half of the hind quarter) or a half of a beef as well; depending on how big your family is. Or you can go in on it together with another family. For a quarter of a beef you can expect to pay about $450 and depending on how big your family is that might last you all year long or more! That’s $37.50 a month and you’ll have ground beef, steaks, roasts, etc. You can also ask about buying a hog from the same farmer. For a better explanation on all this half and whole and split side stuff and to find out what and how much of meat you get from a beef check out this website, it’s pretty informative: http://www.bergenmeats.com/beef101.html
Great site. I like all the saving money advice and tips you give on this website. If you like, we can trade links. send me an email and let me know. thanks.