Becoming More DIYI have learned through my 60 years on this earth that not everything that is good is easy. Rewards come to those that wait or work hard for what they get. This holds true with food. I am single but now helping to raise my 16 year old granddaughter with my son, who is unemployed. So my food budget is stretched sometimes, more often than not. However my pantry is full, we have plenty of good food in our cupboards and freezer. Living frugal doesn't have to mean living poor!