Friday, June 29, 2012

Oatmeal and other ideas

Good morning.

I thought I would talk about oatmeal. Like most everything else it is cheaper to buy oatmeal in the large packages than it is to buy the single serving microwave packets. It takes almost no more time to make it in the microwave than it does in the packets.

Put 1 cup water and 1/2 cup oatmeal with a dash of salt in a micro safe bowl. Cook
2 1/2 to 3 minutes on high. Add milk and sugar. Sometimes I add raisins or craisens or brown sugar. Other dried fruits may be good also. Blueberries?

Almost everything is cheaper and more healthy if made from scratch. Non fat dry milk is more expensive than regular 2%milk. Instant mashed potatoes are less expensive than scratch when potatoes are more expensive. When you can get pasta sauce for a dollar or less, it is cheaper than scratch. Tomato soup in a box is cheaper than making it from scratch unless you have a bumper crop of tomatoes in your garden.

I haven't priced flour lately, but I don't think that it would be cheaper to make a multiple grain bread from scratch than the 3/ 5.89 that it is a the franz outlet.

That's all for now.

Thanks for stopping by


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