Daily English 1231 - Feeding a Large Family on a Small Budget

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Paresh:  Are you shopping for an army?

Sandy:  Oh hi, Paresh. No, my three nephews have come to live with me.  I’m not sure how I’m going to feed them on a tight budget.

Paresh:  My mother was a master at making a little go a long way. There are seven kids in my family.

Sandy:  What did she do?

Paresh:  She only bought fruits and vegetables that were in season and generic or store brands.

Sandy:  I’m trying to do that and also buying only staples.

Paresh:  My mother also bought in bulk and stocked up when things were on sale.

Sandy:  I’ll need to start doing that.

Paresh:  She was also able spend less by using some time-tested recipes. She planned meals for an entire week and each ingredient did double duty. Nothing went to waste.

Sandy:  That sounds like a good plan.

Paresh:  My mom also never turned her nose up at day-old bread or marked down food. She was amazing and she made it work.

Sandy:  I need to take a cue from your mother. I love those boys but they’re going to eat me out of house and home!

Category: Food + Drink|Relationships + Family

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