Use grocery store club cards and then compare prices to store brands.
Buy fresh items, instead of processed items.
Consider buying frozen vegetables, they are picked fresh, flash frozen immediately and are less expensive and will keep longer.
When planning your menu think of ways to maximize the use of the “Stretch Your Food Dollar” menu as a springboard to create your own menu. Create meals around the items down in price. If you feel you can’t build a menu using an item that is down in price such as orange juice …use citrus slices instead.
Buy in bulk, but don’t buy more than you can eat.
Clip and use coupons. Put a ‘C’ next to items on your list that you have a coupon for, it will help you remember to use it at the checkout stand.
Shop the edges of the store avoiding the items at the ends of the aisles.
When shopping meat sales items, consider stocking your freezer.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add squash cubes and water. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary to prevent the squash from sticking to the pan. Reduce heat to low and stir in the orange juice, apricot preserves, cloves, salt and pepper. Cook and stir uncovered until squash is evenly glazed.