Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Live Well On Less: Breakfast

Living well on less begins before you ever clip a coupon.
The scene: a typical breakfast counter (mine!), with spilled cereal, a jug of milk, and all the extras on the table.

It took me less than two minutes to add beauty to our morning, using containers I already have.

The food is the same...but the meal is not. An attractive table is time well spent.

  • Removing the wrappers from the table is a simple way to introduce generic brands to your family.
  • Using your own containers lets you take advantage of bulk packaging and its cheaper price-per-ounce.
  • Or, take your budget to the next level by making your own yogurt, powdered milk, and jam.

  • No serving pieces? Improvise!

    Substitute a pretty saucer for a butter dish, a tiny cup for jam. Yard sales are a great way to find odd serving pieces. The creamer (which I use for syrup) cost a quarter; mismatched butter knives and jelly spoons cost a quarter or less.

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