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To: Coldwater Creek
I know of a couple that were getting $400 a month in food stamps. They bought whatever they wanted. Husband would call the wife "I want catfish tonight". Wife would say "But I'm ALREADY making this..." Hubby would say "I don't care, I want catfish". Then he'd stop at the store and pay the market price for catfish.


I make what most would consider a good income, and I shop sales ALL the time. I spend about $225-$250 a month for 2 people. And I feel I eat pretty darn good.

Bacon or sausage and eggs for breakfast, maybe pancakes or homemade waffles w/ real maple syrup. A fair amount of beef and pork roasts (which I love). A handful of skillet dishes with ground beef. Minute steaks or round steaks.

I bought 1/2 a cow in the spring for $4 a lb.
$4 is expensive hamburger or chuck roast, but its real cheap porterhouse and sirloin.

I buy maple syrup by the gallon up in Wisconsin. $38 for a gallon vs $17 for a quart in the store. Tastes better too.

I've got lazy, worthless relatives who play the welfare system. They get food stamps AND rotate through the area food banks each month.

I shop by whats on sale and cook what I have on hand. (Most of the time I can eat what I want, because I already have on hand what I need. All bought on sale)

First I work to make the money. Then I work again, shopping the sales, to get the most of MY MONEY.

Of course, I guess you could say that "working" the handout system is work also.

25 posted on 11/28/2011 2:35:08 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

Pisses me off to be standing at the seafood counter to buy whatever is on sale when a pack of EBT card holders come in and get $30 worth of crab legs each. (I see them “pay” at the register).

44 posted on 11/28/2011 4:01:56 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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