Last night, the meal plan went out the window. Some days are like that and this week has been full
of one of those days.
Because we got .88 buns and 6/100 corn , we had sloppy joes and corn on the cob last night.
The inexpensive buns are good because we are all trying to limit carbs and the price is right too.
Being flexible is a good thing. Total cost was .84 a plate. Bigger , younger families i realize would eat more. But, at this rate, more would still be cheap. Two sandwiches each plus a whole corn and another veggie would still be less than five dollars.
Its no secret, mothers have been doing it for years, buying things on sale and incorporating them into your meal plan works to cut your food bill. And, fresh veggies are at their peak. The corn was really good.
Anything we didn't eat , we will push ahead to the next week. I haven’t had to cook a lot all week.
Adjusting for life’s ups and downs still works if you have a stock of food. If its a cold rainy day, that picnic food can be substituted for a nice hot pot of soup.
I can’t say enough about bulk cooking hamburger. It is more efficient. You are washing one pan. You are de-fating once. And, cooking a dinner is a snap. There are numerous recipes tried and true that call for hamburger. Remember the days when you would take a frozen block of hamburger and fight in the pan to cook from frozen, or try to defrost it in the microwave and have hard spots around the edges. A few minutes in the microwave defrosts cooked hamburger and you are making:
- Sloppy joes
- Spaghetti sauce
- Stuffed peppers
- Taco soup
- What did I forget?
Simplify, cut costs, always have food in the house.
Four plus one is five: Four people, one meal, five bucks.
Dinner: better, cheaper, faster.
You are not doing your family any good if you are feeding the food to the garbage disposal.