When we went to Gatlinburg with family a few weeks ago, we took turns preparing a meal for everyone. I decided to bring BBQ Chicken Fajitas, but I wanted to do most of the cooking at home. I ran across this post on $5 Dinners, where Erin talks about batch cooking on the grill. This method made it possible for me to take dinner for 16 people and have it prepared quickly and with very little effort.
These are a blast from the past. What could say “childhood summer” better than Dixie cups, craft sticks and jello? I suppose you could say that bikes with banana seats or running through the sprinkler might describe “childhood summer” better, but I think these popsicles have an advantage. These are the taste of summer, with all its cool, sticky goodness. And if you eat it just right you can have the sweet, syrup dripping down your arm and off your elbow making orange polka dots on the sidewalk.
I had to go to the grocery yesterday to get some dairy and produce. I’ve been doing this challenge to eat out of the pantry and freezer since Tuesday. I hope to carry it through next week.
The good news is that I saved about $100 over what my usual grocery cost is. I bought the normal amounts of dairy and produce that I usually buy each week, but nothing else. The shopping took a fraction of the time it usually takes – another plus!
How have you done with saving money during this challenge? Share in the comment section.
Do you have a super cheap meal that you like to make?
I’m working on a post that will list the cheapest meals on my site, as well as link to other blogs that have cheap meals. If you have a meal posted on your blog, send me an email (email@example.com) with a link. If you don’t have the recipe posted on your blog, or don’t have a blog you can still send me the recipe. I love to hear from readers and highlight your ideas.
Have you joined the challenge yet? If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.
The other day I took an inventory of the contents in my freezer and pantry. Here’s what I found.