Monday, October 20, 2008

Grocery $

My little sis said she is starting to clip coupons. Well, this got me started in trying to save "grocery" money........So I've been surfin' the web looking for meals to make with hamburger meat. Money saving ideas. Well, I don't have "hamburger" meat but I do have Moose meat that is ground up like hamburger meat. My husband "The great hunter" has filled our freezer with Moose, deer and wild boar. So I have a lot of ground moose and sausage. Anyway, I came across this challenge last week and I decided to take. It is $25 a week for 6 weeks. I'm on week two right now. So far so good. The idea is to use up everything you have in the cabinets that just end up staying there and not being used. The $25 is for milk and perishables. With a family of six the $25 will be difficult but I figure even if we don't make it the full six weeks I will have at least cleaned out my cabinets and saved money along the way. But I'm committed to try hard. With a freezer full of meat this will be very helpful for me.

So last night I put beans (dried, I have a big bag in the cabinet) in the crock pot (love the crockpot, my little sis got me a crock pot cook book too!) and let them go all night. This morning I will add ground moose, sausage and I have onion in there and some diced tomatoes I will add also. I don't have peppers and some of my usual things I add, but I'm sure it will still be good. I plan to make cornbread to go with it and fried potatoes.

I was cleaning out my fridge and I have carrots and celery that needs to be eaten before they go bad, so I'm going to make either vegetable soup OR stew, haven't' decided yet. In fact I may do stew one night and soup another. I actually am sure I have enough vegetables to do both.

I'll keep you posted and let me know if you decide to take the challenge with me! I'm excited!

1 comment:

  1. I'm lovin' your $25 per week challenge ideas for saving. Please keep us posted. This is something I really need to try.