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Pie and snacks cost $1.81, I promise you!

September 8th, 2008 at 08:43 pm

Snacks have really gone up in price. Of course Iím always thinking of the best way to save money. So about a month ago we started making our own snacks each week. Well, as you know Saturday mornings are grocery shopping day for my husband (in 16 years of marriage I've never been grocery shopping). Now, that's another story.

Anyway, my husband picked up a pumpkin. I do not like store brought pumpkin pie. But I love homemade pumpkin pie, so I decided that would be our snack this week. Of course I couldn't leave out the seeds. The small pumpkin he purchased only cost $1.81. I made a wonderful pumpkin pie, and garlic flavored pumpkin seeds. They were a hit! The seeds were delicious by themselves, and we sprinkled some on salad. You really can't beat spending $1.81 on snacks. The one pumpkin probably saved us around $4.00-5.00 this week.

Do you like pumpkin? If so, what do you do to stretch your dollars with pumpkins?

4 Responses to “Pie and snacks cost $1.81, I promise you!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Besides pie? Pumpkin soup. Pumpkin as a side vegetable. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin bread. I used to buy extra canned pumpkin at Thanksgiving to last through the months ahead, as it goes on sale then.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    A woman at my work brought in pumpkin cookies today.

  3. mbkonef Says:

    I, personally am not a huge pumpkin fan. I will eat it in pumpkin bread or muffins, but not pie. My daughter made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in home ec class last year. I was not crazy about them, more because they were "soft" cookies and I didn't like the texture but the kids all loved them. I have also had pumpkin cheesecake that was quite good. Oh, and a pumpkin soup that was okay but since I am not a huge pumpkin fan, not really my thing.

  4. fern Says:

    well i love my own recipe for pumpkin pie, but making a pie using a real pumpkin is way too labor-intensive for me. Canned pumpkin is just as good and not nearly as messy with all that stringy stuff. It's also pretty cheap.

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