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stx2020
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anyone notice the food prices inching up ?

i hate going to the grocery store anymore, hate it !!

today pueblo raised the price of a loaf of bread to $4.69... up .80 overnight, are u kidding me !!

not to mention most of the regular items i buy are up 10%-20% over the last month or so

"sigh"

wapa, food, gas, crime

no wonder people are leaving this island in record numbers

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Topic starter Posted : November 8, 2012 1:32 am
Bratt
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It's horrible.........and it's not that bread quality is better then it ever was.............and this, my friend, is why shopping Walmart.com has gotten so popular. Ordering bread there, if it's even available would be stupid, but, the savings on other products is well worth it..........so you can pay for bread, milk, WAPA and gasoline.

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Posted : November 8, 2012 2:02 am
DixieChick
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it will go up higher. i also think the DLC need to check things out. could be a little price gouging.

what about making your own bread, i am thinking about doing that, but ing. would probably cost more.

just made my own laundry detergent if anyone is interested. easy and works great. PM me

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Posted : November 8, 2012 11:04 am
OldTart
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I can't remember when prices haven't continued to rise. I'm planning on starting to bake my own bread again as the price of that has gone sky high for even the simplest loaf. The only drawback is that I LOVE home-baked bread and can't keep my mouth away from it ...

Prices aren't just rising here but all over if you check stateside/worldwide. The continued flip flopping of the weather has destroyed many crops and it ain't going to get any better any time soon. 😀

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Posted : November 8, 2012 11:50 am
SkysTheLimit
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Talked with a snowbird from the east coast yesterday. First words out of her mouth,..."went grocery shopping this morning, YIKES, how can you afford to live here?":S

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:03 pm
speee1dy
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home made bread does taste great and the smell....
dixie cool that you are making your own detergent-how is the cost compared to laundry detergent you get at walmart? and where do you get the ingredients.

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:09 pm
Jamison
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I've made my own detergent too.

I also use a lot of vinegar, dawn and a few other things to make soup, shampoo, etc.

A lot less garbage, even less toxins and save a ton of money.

google 1001+ uses for vinegar.

I've thought about making a money saving thread on here for us.

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:20 pm
OldTart
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just made my own laundry detergent if anyone is interested. easy and works great. PM me

Thanks for the memory jog. I used to make my own so when I'm out shopping next I'll check to see if I can find the washing soda and borax on the shelves. The bar soap will be easy and hopefully the other ingredients will be likewise. I'm thinking this time around to see if I can find a scented castile soap and add some likewise scented essential oil too; maybe throw in some OxyClean too as some people say this makes a big difference especially with difficult stains. Send me your recipe as I'd love to see how it compares with mine! Thanks!

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:21 pm
OldTart
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I also use a lot of vinegar, dawn and a few other things to make soup, shampoo, etc.

For inner cleansing? 😀

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:23 pm
OldTart
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From a British newspaper today:

"The price of a sliced loaf has leapt by up to 20p in just three months against the background of freak weather on both sides of the Atlantic.
Droughts in the USA and floods in the UK have severely hit wheat crops and driven up prices.
Supermarket research reveals the average price of big brands Hovis, Kingsmill and Warburtons is up by 7p – 6per cent – over the past three months."

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:38 pm
Jamison
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I also use a lot of vinegar, dawn and a few other things to make soup, shampoo, etc.

For inner cleansing? 😀

hahaha. My bad. whoops. Soap!

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Posted : November 8, 2012 12:49 pm
AandA2VI
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I've made my own detergent too.

I also use a lot of vinegar, dawn and a few other things to make soup, shampoo, etc.

A lot less garbage, even less toxins and save a ton of money.

google 1001+ uses for vinegar.

I've thought about making a money saving thread on here for us.

Please do! I'm interested in all of those ideas.

Oh and FWIW I was just posting on my FB that I spent $300 on a ridiculously small (for that price) amount of groceries here in AZ. I know its a bit more in the Vi but dang it's really getting out of hand. Gotta make 6 figures in order to eat right... We try to eat as much organic or non GMO as possible. Just another reason I'm looking forward to gardening when on island in a short 1.5 months now.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 2:16 am
Jamison
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It depends on how you eat I think. I cook a lot of rice, grains beans, pasta and try and buy produce from the farmers. It's pretty cheap. About the same as back home for me.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 10:56 am
DixieChick
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Old Tart my home made laundry det just has three ingred.
Bar of Soap (phels mapta not sure how to spell it or Zote) i used ZOTE. got it at home depot but i have seen at kmart
1 cup 20 Mule team borax ( Gallows bay hardware or kmart)
1 cup arm and hammer washing SODA NOT baking soda (found it at gallows bay hardware)

grate bar of soap with cheese grater

melt soap in pot with 6 cups of water until soap has melted. stir

pour the cups of borax and washing soda into a 5 gallon bucket.

when soap has melted pour into the bucket

add hot water until bucket is 3/4 full

mix all ing. well with big spoon

cover with tight fitting lid and let sit over night

soap will be a big gel glob the next day......stir until liquid........ use big funnel and ladel into milk jugs, etc.
leave about an inch from top because soap will gel so you want to shake it each use.

old tart you can add essential oil as you said for scent but the ZOTE has a clean smell and a pretty pink color.

works great. only a few pennies per load.

IT DOES NOT SUDS so be prepared for that. but does not mean it is not cleaning. less suds less rinsing.

Yes we should post home made cost savings recipes.

if anyone has any questions regarding the soap you can ask me or go on line.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 11:28 am
DixieChick
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please if anyone has an easy homemade bread recipe would appreciate it. thanks

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Posted : November 9, 2012 11:35 am
speee1dy
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i will look for my bread recipes and post

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Posted : November 9, 2012 12:07 pm
margaritagirl
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Went to Pueblo yesterday to buy milk. It's always been $4.99 a gallon.
It was $5.99 a gallon.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 12:08 pm
speee1dy
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dixie do you have a bread machine?

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Posted : November 9, 2012 12:15 pm
Jamison
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imeo.com/27840577 -Nut Milk

http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/50-uses-for-vinegar-who-knew/ - Vinegar stuffs

http://frugallysustainable.com/2011/11/homemade-probiotic-deodorant-that/ --deodorant also just a great website.

I'll look for a bread one.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 12:59 pm
OldTart
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Thanks, Dixie - pretty much my "recipe" too and this time around I'm also going to do some dishwashing liquid as the ingredients for that are pretty much the same.

As far as breads go you can find thousands of recipes on the internet. A bread machine? Aaaargh! Enjoy the relaxation of the kneading and punching - it's a good part of the joy of making it and a great stress reliever!

I made lasagna yesterday and for the first time tossed aside the prepackaged dry noodles and made my own fresh (no pasta machine either). Incredibly simple and SO delicious in comparison.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 1:56 pm
DixieChick
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today tried a recipe for making bread i got off internet. bread tastes good but didnt seem to big big and fluffy like the pic. what did i do wrong? yeast was good.

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Posted : November 9, 2012 9:52 pm
OldTart
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today tried a recipe for making bread i got off internet. bread tastes good but didnt seem to big big and fluffy like the pic. what did i do wrong? yeast was good.

Tough to answer but the most common reason is too much flour, Your dough should be slightly sticky when kneading and only very gradually add a little flour to your board - a common mistake is to flour up the board too well and you end up with way too heavy a dough which translates into a much denser loaf. The type of flour itself shouldn't be a big issue but if you can find bread flour it does tend to be easier to work with as opposed to regular baking flour. Of course if you're using wheat flour or any of the darker flours your bread is going to be much denser than if you're making a simple white bread. Just keep trying different recipes! A great help, I'm sure!!!

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Posted : November 10, 2012 12:16 am
speee1dy
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i do have a great recipe for dinner rolls. outstanding and not a bread machine recipe, lol
but i do use my kitchenaid stand mixer

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Posted : November 10, 2012 12:23 am
Paula
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Pinterest.com has some great ideas for home made laundry detergent,soap,etc. All kinds of things people have come up with to save money-- or just make yourself for fun. I remember my grandmother making homemade soap when I was small and letting us pick which color we wanted-- she made bath time a special fun time. She made soap in different shapes and colors. I found some easy recipes on Pinterest and am going to try this and see if I can make a fun memory for my grandchildren. 🙂 Click the category at the top of the page. Beware-- Pinterest is habit forming....

Paula

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Posted : November 10, 2012 3:39 am
DixieChick
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ready to try another recipe. so if anyone has one let me know (bread)

sent BF (boy friend ) to store to pick up some flour and packs of yeast. bless his heart he came home with huge bag of flour and
2 pound box of yeast.
so i guess he wants some more bread 😉

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Posted : November 10, 2012 10:30 am
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