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Subject: Re: Bankrupt or try to 'gut it out'? Date: 11/4/2012 10:01 AM
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, often I find these name-brand expensive little frozen dinners in the freezer. It would take about ten of them to fill me up. Those seem quite cost ineffective also.
Yes, this kind of processed food is a big waste of money. I find it more cost-efefctive to cook big post of things on the weekends and freeze it for later.

****Plus, I imagine it is a hundred time healthier for you than the fake food (that is my name for processed foods).


In my freezer at the moment I have: several quarts of home-made chicken stock; 3-4 meals worth of home-made potstickers;

*****What is a potsticker?

several home-made enchiladas; several single servings of a Vietnamese tofu curry; several servings of pumpkin soup; several servings of a south Indian chicken curry; and a whole bunch of other stuff.

*****Very cool! A friend I teach with . . . he and his wife due exactly as you are speaking of her. There is no reason why we cannot. We have a large, stand-a-lone, upright freezer.

Point being I can slam on the rice cooker in the AM,

****We have a rice cooker. I love brown rice. When I was single I used my rice cooker at least once a week. Now that I am married, we use it about once every two months. That needs to CHANGE.


pull out one of those, and arrive home to a meal that I can put together in 10 minutes with some kind of salad or fresh vegetable on the side. Whenever I make food, I make a lot and plan to freeze it for later.

*****Sounds like the best way to 'fly' and I imagine there are a hundred good websites on directions/recipes on how to do this very thing. If anyone already has one, please send it our way. I would so like to come home on my lunch hour to something like the above, then to come home to my protein bar or peanut butter sandwich.

I don;'t think I've ever bought a ready-made frozen dinner. And pizza is easy/fast to make from scratch too - that's another fun thing to make that you don't need to buy frozen.

*****Thank you for the outstanding wisdom/suggestions. Our daughters would LOVE to make frozen pizzas and then eat them later. So, in making one, would we save money from buying a large pepperoni from Little Caesars? Those cost only five bucks. That seems to me like a deal that might be hard to beat. But . . . I never know because I have never tried.

****Thank you again! Dean
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