I confess, wholeheartedly, that I can make some great meals, if I can spend some money, but when it comes to saving, budgeting, and planning ahead, I could use a lesson or two. Some weeks I may end up making 3 trips to the grocery store to pick up things I need for the meals I had planned to cook. I always, without exception, will remember something I needed from the store within minutes of leaving.
So, in an effort to save a few bucks and give myself a little challenge. I have committed to NO grocery trips for the next two weeks. I have to make do with what we have, which is plenty. Normally, I would have gone to the grocery store yesterday. We'd been out of town for several days so I'm out of a lot of fresh stuff. Yesterday, I sent Matt to get eggs, loaf bread and milk.. .and that's it until August 8th.
For dinner tonight we had blueberry pancakes from scratch and a fried egg. Fortunately, pancakes are made from staple pantry items (and very filling) and I always keep a big bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer. I'm estimating this meal probably cost $2-3 bucks for all three of us and breakfast is always a yummy treat...
Later in the week, I have planned chicken sliders with the ONE large chicken breast and a bag of yeast rolls in my freezer. I'm hoping I can make four sliders with the one chicken breast by slicing in half both ways to make thin cutlets. I still have one squash and one zucchini in the fridge, so I'll saute those in a skillet and add a side of creamed corn. The question is, can my very hungry husband, survive on mostly bread and veggies alone?