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Frugal Foods E-zine, Issue #001 - December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013

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Frugal Foods E-zine #001 ~ December 13, 2013

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Coleen's Comments


You are receiving this newsletter because at some time -- perhaps quite a while ago -- you subscribed to it on our website. If you are no longer interested, there's a link at the bottom where you can remove yourself.

Follow your passions. Do what you love. Well, I started the website several years ago, in an attempt to follow that advice. I've always enjoyed cooking, grocery shopping, eating -- foods in general. And, I'm frugal by nature. While we certainly aren't rolling in the dough, we don't have to pinch every penny and I've never worried about where my next meal was coming from. Yet, I'm one of the most thrifty grocery shoppers and cooks that there is. For me, it's a game, a challenge, to see how inexpensively I can put together great tasting, practical meals. Yet, other projects took precedence and was pushed to the back burner.

I've decided it's time to turn up the heat on this project. Follow along and see what's cooking.

Wherever you are in your frugal foods journey, we wish you joy and prosperity,


P.S. My credentials for doing this come mainly from practical experience. However, I do have a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. Besides managing the food programs for several childcare centers, I've taught nutrition classes to parents and caregivers. I've previously written a food column for a weekly newspaper, as well as contributing to national magazines. My meal planning philosophy is that we should eat a variety of foods that over the course of a day or two provide a balanced range of nutrients. I believe in low-fuss meals that are, above all else, tasty.

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Frugal Foods Fun Fact

Kumquats are a type of orange. They are tiny, about the size of a large grape. Eat them whole, peel and all.

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Frozen Pizza: Dinner for Less than the Delivery Guy's Tip

Dinner last night was frozen pizza, and that was the inspiration for this article.

Sure, I like going to the pizza place and ordering the Chef's Mistake, the House Special, or our favorite combo. Or better, yet, having that giant pie loaded with toppings and oozing cheese delivered hot to our door. But when it comes to pay for it… the tip alone is more than the frozen one we bake at home.

Frozen pizza is a menu staple for weekend suppers. We buy the cheap kind or what's on sale, and add toppings. It's a tasty, frugal alternative to take out or delivery pizza, and just as fast and easy.

~~ Read the rest of this article, including a pizza buying tip, on the Frugal Foods website.

~ Frozen Pizza

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Healthy, Thrifty Meals Tip

Turn ordinary breakfast oatmeal into gourmet hot cereal by adding a spoonful of molasses. It ups the flavor. And, since it has iron, copper, and manganese, and antioxidants, it may give you a quick lift zapping morning sluggishness.

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Good Food Quotes of the Week

You have to eat to cook. You can’t be a good cook and be a noneater. I think eating is the secret to good cooking. ~ Julia Child

Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate! ~ Paul Lynde

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
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Soldotna, AK 99669

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