I’m not usually one to preach “doing without” – unless you really and truly can’t afford it. I’m more of a “be strategic and you can probably get it for pennies on the dollar” type.
Except for during Passover.
You see, while there are some things I won’t be compromising on (yes, my KLP coke with real sugar is one of them), I stand firm by my “do without… or get creative” mantra.
Because really, when it comes to KLP cereal and mayonnaise and powdered sugar (and don’t get me started on the fruit jelly candies)… all the coupon ninja strategies in the world probably aren’t going to let you pay pennies on the dollar.
Which is why one of my quick money saving tips for Passover is to simply do without.
I’m not saying “starve”. I’m saying “alter your expectations”. For example…
KLP cereal? Do without. (It’s pretty gross anyway.) Eat eggs, fresh fruit, matzah with cream cheese (my favorite!), or matzah brie instead!
KLP mayo? Do without. (It’s really bad for you anyway.) If you can’t stand a week without the creamy white stuff, make your own mayo. I like to add some fresh herbs to mine.
KLP powdered sugar. I love a good dusting of powdered sugar on my flourless chocolate cake, so rather than do without, I’m going to get creative. I’ll be sticking a cup of regular sugar in my blender. (Remember, cane sugar doesn’t require a special KLP hechsher so no mark-up there.)
Tell me: What will you be doing without this Pesach? Or perhaps you’ll be getting creative. Do tell!