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One of the biggest ways to save money is to save money on food  Thrift starts with breakfast. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Few people have either the time or money to have sausage and eggs every morning.  Many people no longer eat sausage, and have cut down on their eggs.  Cold cereal is very convenient, but of dubious nutrition and obvious expense.


Most large families that have to pinch pennies eat grains, preferable whole grains, for breakfast.  You can buy whole wheat waffles and toast them, or make oatmeal, pancakes, or French toast for a frugal nutritious breakfast.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a few more frugal bread recipes.


Crockpot Granola and Apples


4 apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsps melted butter
2 cups granola cereal

Place the apples in the crockpot.  Combine the rest of the ingredients, and spread over the apples. 

Cover and cook 6-8 hours on low heat. 


Mexican Crockpot Breakfast


1 lb breakfast sausage, cooked, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can chopped green chilies, mild
2 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese,
18 eggs


Spray the inside of the crockpot with a nonstick vegetable oil.  Layer the sausage, vegetables, chilies and cheese in the crockpot.

Lightly beat the eggs and then pour them over the mixture in the crockpot.  Cook on low for 8 hours.






Tightwad Tidbits

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B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


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J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


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V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


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