What is in your hand?
If you have only $50 to go grocery shopping for the week, how can you do it? It seems impossible. Well, I did that this morning. When you have that much money, the key is using it for what I call completer items.
For instance, I already had some fruits and vegetables on hand from last week’s shopping. Today, I bought salad dressing and some inexpensive croutons to complete a main dish salad.
I bought a restaurant size can of tomato sauce to complete spaghetti. I already had noodles, leftover italian sausage in the freezer, and spices at home.
I bought a can of crushed tomatoes and a pound of ground chuck to complete my chili.
You get the idea. The point is to think about what you can make with what you have; and, buy the completer ingredients that you need to make a meal.
For breakfasts, I bought oats and brown sugar to make Brown Sugar Granola from www.hillbillyhousewife.com . This is an inexpensive granola recipe. My kids aren’t real fond of plain oatmeal; so, I try to change it up a bit.
For lunches, I’m hoping for leftovers to fill the gap!
If all else fails, I can make bread and serve beans!
Just an idea to help you with training for the grocery store high jump!
God bless and good shopping!
Happy at Home