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Breakfast
 
 

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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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Here are a few more frugal bread recipes.

 

Crockpot Granola and Apples

Ingredients

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

Ingredients

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,
   grated
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.

 

 

 

 

 

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