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Old 10-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #181
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Check out the Mexican Foods Section (Walmart has one). There are so many good deals there.

1) The spices are much cheaper. Unfortunately, the spices come in little bags instead of jars but you can put them in those little ziploc snack-size bags. Nutmeg was $0.67 cents compared to over $3.00 for a little tiny jar of McCormick brand.

2) I found the best, freshest tasting salsa there in a can for only $0.57 cents.

3) Maggi Instant Bouillon ... so much better tasting than any other brand I have tried.
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:19 PM   #182
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We don't have a super Walmart here but, I've alsways gone to the international/healthfood section of the supermarket for my spices b/c they have them in those small packets.
They are so much less expensive and you actually get to use them all up before they get stale.
Many foods are at our Walmarts but not what you get in the super one. Mostly basics, milk, bread, staples, soda, etc. I buy there when I can b/c it is so much less expensive.
Word is one of our Walmarts is going super b/c a Target is opening in the area.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #183
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Sauerkraut works GREAT when added to ground beef in the frying pan as texture and an extender, especially in ethnic dishes (like tacos, etc). It also adds zip!
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Check out the Mexican Foods Section (Walmart has one). There are so many good deals there.

1) The spices are much cheaper. Unfortunately, the spices come in little bags instead of jars but you can put them in those little ziploc snack-size bags. Nutmeg was $0.67 cents compared to over $3.00 for a little tiny jar of McCormick brand.

2) I found the best, freshest tasting salsa there in a can for only $0.57 cents.

3) Maggi Instant Bouillon ... so much better tasting than any other brand I have tried.
What brand of salsa did you find? I'm very interested. TIA


Also, I save my empty spice bottles and wash them out and fill 'em up when I buy the bags of spices.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:09 PM   #186
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My best advice: introduce yourself to your meat dept at your local store! I know my guys by name ... and they even call me when they have meat on sale or a lot of overstocks to mark down. I tell them that my family eats low carb and we buy high quality meats at the best prices I can find.

Also, Coors (yes the beer people) run meat rebates a couple times a year. Right now they are offering $10 off turkeys with a $20 meat purchase. You have to mail in the receipts, but every year I take advantage of this one ... my turkey(s) are almost free at that point (depends on how many rebates I can turn in ... one per address, ya' know). Ask you local grocery store if they have the Coors meat rebates. No beer purchase is required.
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My best advice: introduce yourself to your meat dept at your local store! I know my guys by name ... and they even call me when they have meat on sale or a lot of overstocks to mark down. I tell them that my family eats low carb and we buy high quality meats at the best prices I can find.

Also, Coors (yes the beer people) run meat rebates a couple times a year. Right now they are offering $10 off turkeys with a $20 meat purchase. You have to mail in the receipts, but every year I take advantage of this one ... my turkey(s) are almost free at that point (depends on how many rebates I can turn in ... one per address, ya' know). Ask you local grocery store if they have the Coors meat rebates. No beer purchase is required.
Thanks for the Coors info. It's great! I'll be contacting our local stores today to see if they offer the rebates.
How did you find out about the rebates?
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I like to make beef and cabbage to keep around as a staple. It can be the main dish, or a side dish. It's great topping a salad too! It freezes very well.
I brown some hamburger meat with lots of fresh garlic, onions and bell peppers. I spice it up heavily with black and red pepper and chili powder. Use all different colors of bell peppers and onions for color and flavor. I cook that up real good then add a head of diced cabbage. Depending on how tender you want the cabbage is how long you cook it. I sometimes add tobasco or sour cream on top before serving.
Sometimes I have more meat, sometimes more cabbage...depends on what I have on hand and how high/low carb & calorie I want it to be.
You can tweak this dish ANY way you want it. A little bit of money makes a big 'ol pot of it and it's so delicious.
Works great on this WOL!!
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:51 PM   #189
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Thanks for the Coors info. It's great! I'll be contacting our local stores today to see if they offer the rebates.
How did you find out about the rebates?
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Hey, I just made friends with my Butchers in the Meat Dept at my local grocery stores ... they call me for all kinds of stuff! HA!

Best friends I have made ... besides y'all, of course ....
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[QUOTE=bettyee;7350358] It totally amazes me when there's some disaster and the very next day folks are out whining to the tv cameras they've already eaten the one can of beans in the house for breakfast. If the electricity goes out, frozen foods should stay fine for 3-4 days so on day 1 pig out on ice cream (cough, carbs!) and then crank up the grill (yum!). That gives you several days to find that old hand held can opener and start feasting on the pantry foods. Ok, I'll step off my soapbox.


When Katrina and Rita came through southern Louisiana last year, I had planned on grilling my way through it.
Even in the uppermost corner of the carport the rain was coming in sideways for Rita. Grilling was out of the question. We could hardly stand up outside because of the wind and the rain, and it stayed that way for 4-5 days.
We ate canned food and drank hot water for 5 days for Rita. Drinking the hot water was the worst. It was SO hot in my house and nothing to drink but hot water. Luckily I had several gallons of water on hand.
ANYWAY
In a disaster grilling isn't always possible.
Ever since Rita I have kept probably 3 times the canned goods I ever have in my whole life!! My pantry has to stay full now!! I buy tuna and green beans and asparagus by the dozens when I see them on sale!
Stock up on canned goods!! You can lose your freezer food in a handful of days and/or not have a way to cook it. I lost ALL my freezer food without getting to eat any of it.
A manual can opener and some canned goods will get you through a hurricane! You won't enjoy it, but you'll live!!
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What brand of salsa did you find? I'm very interested. TIA


Also, I save my empty spice bottles and wash them out and fill 'em up when I buy the bags of spices.
I think she might be referring to Herdez Salsa Cesara. It comes in a small can, about the size of a small can of mushrooms. It rocks! I find them at Walmart, Dollar General, and both grocery stores that I shop at. In the ethnic food section. This stuff is great to pour over some meat and then slow cook it. Great on salads, eggs, everything. Spicy though. Here is the website: http://www.mexgrocer.com/brand-herdez.html

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I think she might be referring to Herdez Salsa Cesara. It comes in a small can, about the size of a small can of mushrooms. It rocks! I find them at Walmart, Dollar General, and both grocery stores that I shop at. In the ethnic food section. This stuff is great to pour over some meat and then slow cook it. Great on salads, eggs, everything. Spicy though. Here is the website: http://www.mexgrocer.com/brand-herdez.html
Thanks for the link. In New England there aren't that many authentic Mexican food stores.
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I have a sandwich maker and I take a very low carb small tortilla (sp?) and put on a teaspoon of tomato sauce, four or five little pieces of grn peppers and same for onion, garlic powder & italian seasoning, turkey pepperoni and motzzarella cheese and cook in it 7-8 minutes. Love it!
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I just mailed in my Mail In Rebate to Coors for buy a Turkey and up to $20 worth of meat from the Meat Department (that would be including the turkey) and get $10 rebate.

Got a Hormone Free Honeysuckle turkey (14 pounder) and two beautiful, thick and juicy Black Anjus strip steaks ... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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chicken breasts by the case, but only when on sale
canned salmon goes on sale at Zellers every so often, sometimes they roll it back at Wal-Mart too.
Buy eggs by the flat instead of individual dozens, remember to save the cartons.
big cans of tuna at costco, the only bad part is you have to eat it for a while before it's gone, those cans are huge!!

check your deli for the ends of sliced meats (be carb careful though). Odd shapes sometimes, but it all tastes the same chopped up.
Hi, I am a cook, you can freeze tuna as long as you don't add anything to it. I've done it before at work, I am a cook!
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Thanks for the tuna tip. That's good to know.
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good info here!
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Yeah, like I never knew I could freeze tuna! I always make fun of my in-laws who make tuna sandwiches for a month off of the giant can from Costco! (I don't think I am going to tell them that they can freeze it, I am just mean that way!).

Cheap proteins worth their punch: Turkey, Salmon, Tuna, Chicken! I boiled a dozen eggs this afternoon ... that is a lot of eggs to snack on this week for the $1 a dozen! Whoo Hoo!
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Yeah, like I never knew I could freeze tuna! I always make fun of my in-laws who make tuna sandwiches for a month off of the giant can from Costco! (I don't think I am going to tell them that they can freeze it, I am just mean that way!).
LOL! I about spit out my tea!!!!!!
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I think she might be referring to Herdez Salsa Cesara. It comes in a small can, about the size of a small can of mushrooms. It rocks! I find them at Walmart, Dollar General, and both grocery stores that I shop at. In the ethnic food section. This stuff is great to pour over some meat and then slow cook it. Great on salads, eggs, everything. Spicy though. Here is the website: http://www.mexgrocer.com/brand-herdez.html
that is some good salsa there
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Found Davinci Syrups at Marshalls ($3.00), and Ross ($2.99) but worries me they may quit carrying them.
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I live alone, so I'm only cooking for one. So this tip might not be as useful for families. I buy things like eggs, meat, cheese and cream once a week. (OK...cream I usually buy twice a week.) Then I can get bigger/cheaper sized packs.

Veggies, I buy everyday. Since I'm going to be eating them right away, I can get the cheap, discount veg. I've been able to try lots of things that would normally be out of my budget because they were too small to be with the regular ones, or just a day to old.

Shiratake noodles are heaven! They're about 80 cents for 400g over here. They are so filling and yum!
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[COLOR="Purple"]bump~this is such a great thread with great ideas...it needs to be on top.

I'm not sure if this in the thread where I read about cabbage and Italian sausage...but over the weekend I made a HUGE pot of it~added a dash or two of LC ketchup~and it was awesome~!!! Even my 13 yr old loved it~he told me to make it more often~No problem Bud~!!! So...thanks to whoever posted that~!!!![/COLOR]
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I too love this thread!!! WhooHoo!
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try taking advantage of local 'farmer's markets'. I can take 5.00 and get two weeks worth of fresh veggies...
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Winter time means venison!! Great for you, zero fat. If you live in a rural area, always available. Tenderloin wrapped in bacon is the bomb!!!
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tuna from costco is so cheap. i love tuna salad wrapped in romaine leaves.
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Actually venison is about 20% fat. Don't forget, fat in meat is a GOOD thing.

I haven't read all of the responses, but I think the biggest key to keeping LC affordable is to not get into all of the specialty foods. They are serious budget-blowers!
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