Since our 23 yr old son moved out. Food budget going down considerably Woo Hoo.

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Since our 23 yr old son moved out. Food budget going down considerably Woo Hoo.
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Sun, 07-22-2012 - 5:45pm

Our son moved out July 4th. Got a place with his cousin who is in his 30's.  So they take care of themselves.  Now that it's just dh and I. I can make the food stretch really far. Now I only need to make enough for 2 portions each meal.   A package of meat might make 2 meals.  Examples. I got some diced raw chicken at the Mexican market.  Last night we had  Greek lemon chicken and rice casserole. That I threw some spinach in. The other half of that chicken will be on a cob salad on Monday.  Todays hamburger meat will be burgers tonight. Then on Tuesday will be salesbury steak.  I got a package of boneless center cut pork chops. There were 6 chops. I divided it up for 3 meals. Since the chops are fairly thick. We'll each eat 1. I been buying meat in bulk when on sale.  I been portioning meat in Food Saver bags or containers to be enough just for 2 of us.  So I just pull out one package and know it's just enough for that day.  Sometimes I might cook more to have leftovers for freezing.  For on days I don't have time to cook. Then I just heat my leftovers in the microwave.  Usually it's soup or chili I make lots of.  That freezes well.  I am so used to cooking big. Because it's how I've done it on the job in the past.  I got to start thinking smaller.

 

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Re: Since our 23 yr old son moved out. Food budget going down
Sun, 07-29-2012 - 8:16pm
Oh he's doing well. He called home to ask how to cook a pot roast in the crock.