Thursday, January 22, 2009

Saving Time vs. Money

With our busy lives, sometimes our time becomes more expensive than the money we could save doing something the "cheaper" way. It can become a real balancing act between convenience and cost.

I have discovered one item that has become my new best friend at dinner time...Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers! I pull the bag out of freezer, stand the bag up on a plate, and cook it in the microwave for 7 minutes. Open the bag & season if needed. DONE! And they taste great. We have tried the corn, green beans, and broccoli.

It is so easy and best of all no pot to wash! I can put them in the microwave and forget about them while I'm working on something else. They are a little more expensive than a can of vegetables, but I have bought mine on sale and I used coupons. My plan is to stock up when they are on sale to keep some on hand.

What are some items that have proven to be worth your time even though they have cost more at the store?

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