The following article may be invaluable to you, sooner or later:
Acorns are all around us (there's about a billion of them on the ground next to where I park at church), and generally they're free. If you don't have any in your yard or neighborhood, check your local park; they probably have them all over the ground. And if you happen to have oak trees in your yard, even easier to collect: just set out some baskets underneath the tree(s), or perhaps some small opening net, such as fishnet or screen, on the ground, then all you have to do is collect the baskets or pick up the netting. Why, you ask? Since they're free, it will reduce your grocery bill. Just replace your use of flour with acorn meal, and other staples as well. I haven't read the whole article, but I do recall acorn pancakes.
This will be especially helpful once your paycheck starts to decrease due to the increased social security taxes this year. In fact, not only will you be able to reduce your grocery bill, you might be able to start offering the acorn meal to friends and family and/or start selling it from a roadside stand to supplement the diminished paychecks, a win-win!
Of course, if you're allergic to nuts, I wouldn't recommend trying this, as an acorn is still a nut. I'm allergic to nuts, I think, but of the human variety... I don't even have to touch them before I start to show symptoms, typically irritability and lack of listening.
(If you do happen to start making a ton of money off sales of acorn meal, please consider a donation to the author of this blog, so I can continue bringing you money saving and money making tips!)