Saving money the MTS way*

Take one homebrand/coles brand packet of muesli...

then take about 1/2 a packet of breakfast plus....

Then mix together. One very nice healthy cheap breakfast cereal.

*This post is dedicated to Bron



Wombat said... 9/19/2007 12:59 pm  

why don't ya just eat wheatbics? their more better then musli. you got get em into ya!!


ckjolly said... 9/19/2007 4:05 pm  

1/2 the fruit bag was too much

Donners said... 9/19/2007 4:16 pm  

It's sad, but I'm too tight even to buy homebrand muesli - I buy quick cooking oats from ALDI for a dollar, then cut up a granny smith and microwave it covered with boiling water - fibre, complex carbs, nutrients and natural sugar! It also draws lots of comments from my work-mates. One of them, a vision-impaired lady, knows its me just by the smell of porridge :)

Marion said... 9/19/2007 5:05 pm  

Mike we buy a huge sack of rolled oats from the health food shop. I eat it raw with milk (often for evening meal).

Steve roasts his in the microwave with some chopped almonds & adds chopped apples & sultanas (bought in bulk also).

Yummy cheap brekky.

Jonny said... 9/19/2007 6:11 pm  

Mike, we all agree you are half hearted about this. Why not go half Coles muesli, and half plain oats?
I have made my own muesli before, but I went overboard with the ingredients and it became more expensive.
Go the quick cooking oats I say.

Jonny said... 9/19/2007 7:08 pm  

You need:
-free potatos at my land
-free apples off a tree
-free water in the tap
-get invited to dinner more often

You are invited to my place, maybe friday night.

Alan said... 9/19/2007 10:50 pm  

Nah, starving sounds good.. :)
Hey guys, give him a break.. He's only FIRST year apprentice.. :-)
Jolly, I'll shout you all your coffees from now on, you make me feel guilty for dragging you round the coffee shops.. :P

kath said... 9/20/2007 12:11 am  

wow, so many smileys in one comment, alan. you must be feeling emotional today ;) :P :x 8D :S

i splurged on jackman and mcross bread this week. means i'm having baked beans for dinner, but sooo worth it... :P :) :K

Laura said... 9/20/2007 7:31 am  

I can only tolerate muesli when it's made hot. Cold, raw, mushy oats? *shudder*

Bron said... 9/20/2007 8:22 am  

Homebrand is a great start Jolly :)

(just don't buy homebrand toothpasts - it's awful!)

I hope they set up an Aldi in Tassie one day. It would be sooooo much cheaper.

Donners said... 9/20/2007 8:27 am  

I Know Bron! How did we live without ALDI! How will I afford to live in tassie when we return!

Have you tried the %70 cocoa chocloate at ALDI? It's cheaper than a bag of homebrand lollies and (comparatively) better for you. Plus it actually tastes better than Lindt.

I kid you not..

Bron said... 9/20/2007 10:09 am  

Wow - no I hadn't (I've been trying to buy fair trade... but that means I can't buy much of it!) I'd also found that most of the sweet stuff at Aldi is very sweet (eg cereals, museli bars, jam, yoghurt) and so I was a bit dubious. Although, I was very happy that they sell Dutch biscuits for $1.99 (you know, the almond finger ones) and they are delicious!

Donners said... 9/20/2007 10:20 am  

Yes, and speculaas, I haven't tried them yet. I should get some of those almod ones, good for visitors...The jam is VERY sweet, I agree. They also have %63 cocoa biscuits called Palazzo (they are the Le Petite Ecolier bikkies if you've tried them).

I wonder if enough people wrote to ALDI asking them to expand to tassie, they would...

They buy all their veggies locally too, so it would be good for the tassie economy...

marion said... 9/21/2007 11:52 am  

Laura, its not as bad as it sounds. I used to make elaborate muesli from a Mennonite cookbook when we lived in USandA but as jonny says it gets very expensive. So I was just roasting the rolled oats, then one day tried them raw with milk & liked them. Mind you, they are organic & fresh, not dry & stale like home brand.

Donners said... 9/23/2007 12:06 pm  

Yes, marion those oats are lovely :)

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