Groceries

photo credit: Prato9x Organic food shopping can get expensive.  If you haven’t checked the prices of grass-fed organic beef, free-range chicken, or organic broccoli, you would be surprised when you realize that gone are the days when food shopping used to be a small fraction of your monthly budget.  However, it is important to realize […]

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 Happy Valentine’s Day!  Mr. Boomer and I saw a musical last night and are going to brunch today.  We  rather spend money on sharing experiences together than gifts.  I hope you’re having a nice day however you celebrate. Tomorrow is my first holiday at work since New Year’s Day.  It’s also a nice break as […]

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It seems like people are in two camps regarding leftovers.  Either you like them or you don’t.  An important factor in preference is whether you grew up eating this type of dinner. My parents grew up in large families where there wasn’t a dime to spare.  They certainly never let food go to waste.  They […]

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Is it just me or did the ice cream shrink?  I am pretty good about saving money at the grocery store but it’s hard to get ahead when the goods are getting smaller. Can you find a half gallon of ice cream? It’s been replaced by 1.5 quarts. And I’m not the only one to […]

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Food is a large category in the Boomer household budget and I would guess in yours as well. I’m not a proponent of monotonous meals of beans and rice, but do want to make good choices to be able to live within the budgeted amount. Several strategies have worked for us to stay within budget. […]

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