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How to Avoid Busting Your Grocery Budget for Christmas Dinner
I was happy to chat with my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during this month’s live stream on November 29, 2021. Among the various topics, we talked about what to make for Christmas dinner without busting your grocery budget.
This live stream replay is available to Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.
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No Standing Rib Roasts this Year!
As we chatted about during the live stream, the price of a standing rib roast has shot up this year. We don’t want to bust our grocery budget to buy a standing rib roast for Christmas Day dinner this year. So what do we make instead? Rock Cornish game hens to the rescue!
These hens make such a lovely presentation on any holiday table. And the best part is that four hens will probably run us less than $20. That’s a real savings compared to the budget-busting $150 for a four-rib roast!
Plus, there is something so special about every guest having a mini-turkey on their plate. Along with some wild rice and string beans almondine, you’re all set, and no one will go home hungry!
So watch this month’s Kitchen Pioneers live stream for a delicious Rock Cornish game hens recipe and more Christmas holiday dinner ideas to help you stay within your grocery budget.
Rising Food Prices and Your Grocery Budget
In the following public and member videos, I talk about your grocery budget, what to do about rising grocery prices, how to run a thrifty kitchen (with free checklist), how to inflation proof your Prepper Pantry, and more!
- How to Run a Thrifty Kitchen (with a Free Checklist Download)
Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream
These live streams and live stream replays are available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.
This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)
In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my live stream.
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These live streams are a lot of fun, and I enjoy getting to know more about you, my wonderful Kitchen Pioneers. 😊
Be sure to bring your questions for me to our live streams. You can also get to know the other members in our Kitchen Pioneers community. You’ll find a lot of fellow Kitchen Pioneers who are working on sourdough starters, ferments, and more traditional foods recipes, just like you!
Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.
More Kitchen Pioneer Videos
In addition to live streams, I publish exclusive videos for my membership community. In case you have missed any of my past videos, be sure to catch up with the videos below.
- Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy video playlist (Optional Membership Community)
In addition to my videos focused on your grocery budget, here are the videos in my recent series on How to Boost Your Immunity:
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