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    Wink 70 dollar emergency menu to feed 2-4 for a whole week.

    I've tried this menu plan before, just to see if it worked. Thought I'd share it here with the surge in gasoline prices. The four of us actually ate on 70 bucks for two whole weeks, rather than one. This menu makes more than enough. I saved left overs for lunches, and used the lunch recipes for dinners the following days, just to extend it. All the white flour actually made us gain weight... home made bread will do that! lol But, the recipes are really good! http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/70dollarmenu.htm
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    Thats a great post,, Rep sent

    but i think they got some of their 2006/2009 prices backwards ?
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    Sh-Ki, I fixed your link. Good stuff - thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Thats a great post,, Rep sent

    but i think they got some of their 2006/2009 prices backwards ?
    http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/40dollarmenu.htm That is actually the one that comes to about 70 bucks now-a-days. Different recipes and shopping list. woops! This is the one we tried. But, I will try the other one I posted, too, to see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Sh-Ki, I fixed your link. Good stuff - thanks for posting.
    Thanks for fixin it Crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sh-Ki View Post
    How did I get points, and what do they do?
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    Likewise I sent some "Rep" your way. Thank You!
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    Ah, I see. Well thanks Justin and Pocomoon !
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    Very interesting.
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    Awesome links, the both of them !! Rep sent from myself as well....

    Thank you

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    Thanks for the rep, Tux!

    Anyone interested in that menu, might be interested in this laundry soap recipe too. I spent 7 bucks two years ago on the stuff needed to make laundry soap concentrate, and am just now needing to spend a dollar to get a fels naptha bar to make more. I even gave a few gallons away. 7 bucks for two years worth of laundry soap... and now another buck will take me 6 months to another whole year. It works good too. The scent is light and fresh... barely noticeable. I make the liquid version, and the only thing I notice is once in awhile I get powdery white streaks on darker laundry if I didnt shake the mixture well enough before adding it to my water. But, if you rub the laundry together after it dries, the spots vanish very quickly. ( you could add frankincense oil to the soap to make your cloths mosquito repellant, too. http://www.duggarfamily.com/recipes.html

    Once at this site, you have to scroll down just a bit, to see the laundry soap recipe.
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    Thanks Sh-Ki!
    I'm always looking for new ways to feed a family on the cheap.
    I like that the link has a PDF file for it also.
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