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1,231 - Feeding a Large Family on a Small Budget

August 5th, 2016

Episode 436 of 489 episodes

Worried about finding enough food for your big family? Get some tips in this episode, or at least how to talk about it in English. Slow dialog: 1:29 Explanations: 3:47 Fast dialog: 17:50 Paresh: Are you shopping for an army? Sandy: Oh hi, Paresh. No, my three nephews have come to live with me. I’m not sure how I’m going to feed them on a tight budget. Paresh: My mother was a master at making a little go a long way. There are seven kids in my family. Sandy: What did she do? Paresh: She only bought fruits and vegetables that were in season and generic or store brands. Sandy: I’m trying to do that and also buying only staples. Paresh: My mother also bought in bulk and stocked up when things were on sale. Sandy: I’ll need to start doing that. Paresh: She was also able spend less by using some time-tested recipes. She planned meals for an entire week and each ingredient did double duty. Nothing went to waste. Sandy: That sounds like a good plan. Paresh: My mom also never turned her nose up at day- old bread or marked down food. She was amazing and she made it work. Sandy: I need to take a cue from your mother. I love those boys but they’re going to eat me out of house and home! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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