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Ways to save money

February 9th, 2006 at 08:46 am

I have been thinking of ways to save money next week. So far I have come up with these ideas:

take my own lunch to uni..and not buying anything extra there
walk to my campus one day a week
take my own lunch to work
work to work
make soup for dinner at least once a week

The last idea has got me thinking: will making soup actually help with our shopping bill? It is just the two of us so it should last a couple of days. What does everyone else think of this?

9 Responses to “Ways to save money”

  1. kashi Says:

    absolutely! and it's healthy! you can freeze most soup leftovers, too.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    I was thinking about doing that. It will last us so much longer.

  3. DivaJen Says:

    Soup is inexpensive, and you can make it heartier by adding barley, lentils, corn, whatever, depending on the kind of soup you're making.

  4. jodi_m Says:

    Definitely a money saver. I make soup to clean out the cupboards or freezer. Use leftover roast beef for veggie beef, leftover roast chicken for chicken noodle or chicken and veggies (use the carcass for extra flavor). Or use kielbasa or sausage in a bean soup. A favorite in our family is ham and bean with a leftover hambone with meat left on it. Throw in leftover cooked veggies, ,diced potatoes, mashed potatoes for white soups (or instant mashed potatoes to thicken - but not too many!), bagged veggies from the freezer, canned veggies from the cupboard. Dry or canned beans always fortify soup too. If you need ideas, check out recipezaar.com and search under soups. You can search by a main ingredient if you have something you want to use. I throw out so much less food now that I am making soup at least once a week.

  5. markio26 Says:

    we have a soup, salad, and bread lunch or dinner, twice a week...
    our favorite is tomato soup, grilled cheese ( made with velveeta), and
    the other favorite is veggie soup, fresh baked bread ( or italian from kmart),
    with a nice salad... the salads vary too, we use different dressings too..
    we also use tomato soup as a hot beverage in our thermos's for our car drink.
    along with car trip bottle of water.

  6. Frugal Momma Says:

    I usually make a big batch of soup for me for lunches each week. DH depending upon his mood may eat it for a couple of days. You can always freeze the soup into individual containers.

  7. scottish girl Says:

    I made lentil soup this week and it only lasted us a day, so the next time i'm making more. I'll probably make carrot soup next week, although i'll make more this time. I might even take it to uni for lunch.

  8. refundsrus Says:

    we have a meatless meal once a week for dinner as well as a leftover buffet once a week. cuts down on our meat bill a ton.. i also only cook enough for 1 serving of meat per person. they can fill up on salad or sides after that. healthier and cheaper..

  9. scottish girl Says:

    I think it's' probably best to only make enough for one person, there's only two of us in the house so we can have a lot of leftovers, especially with something like a roast. Having extra salad is a good idea, and side dishes. I like having bread or garlic bread at the side, although it would probably only be me that eats it.

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