Rosalie from Allentown, Pa., sent in some additional ideas for how to cut down on food prices. In addition to planning menus in advance and checking out the week's specials, she writes:
Don't overlook making "breakfast" entrees for suppers. With our lifestyles so hectic, when do you get the chance to make a wonderful omelet or strata for breakfast? Also, [try] homemade pancakes. Making the mix is so simple, easy, and inexpensive, and you can add fruits for flavor and nutrition.
I agree—there's nothing like french toast when you feel like you're not supposed to be eating it. And breakfast foods, because they usually involve basics like eggs and bread, are cheap—and you probably already have the ingredients at home.