In todays world things are expensive. I don't know about anyone else out there, but my grocery bill just doubled in about 2 weeks, many items were put back, and I certainly didn't seem to get any "good" things..(aka junk/fun food...not that we eat a lot of that anyway, but it is nice to have a good snack around sometimes) and where it will end who knows!
Unfortunately when they tell you can go grocery shopping, and spend such and such for ONE week, they are not including other grocery store needs like toilet paper, and aluminum foil, shampoos, etc....not to mention things you might want to have on hand for baking, or restocking (or even keeping it stocked in the first place) pantry.
This week I have been cooking out of the pantry and freezer I have been sorting and labeling and purging out of. So I didn't post a menu, because it is anything goes!!
But I found this really good blog about making frugal dinners. Some of them I even remember from when I was a kid, like the "Poor Man's Spahagetti dinner, only we used elbow macaroni. (Did anyone ever read White Trash Cooking? What a hoot...unfortunately growing up in the 50's I remembered a LOT of those recipes!! LOL! I am not sure my guys would eat it at this point in their lives, but there are some really good recipes on this site.
My goal for the coming month of April, is to find healthy, local grown, spring like meals, that aren't going to rob me of what income I have!! (I also have to get a skylight replaced and both of our cars are going to need transmission work soon..AND I haven't gone to the store for seeds for the garden yet!)
Thinking, and dreaming, of Spring on a February feeling day (where IS Spring??)
Here are some "borrowed" pictures of spring flowering trees (in parks) to remind me of whats to come. Our town is so full of spring flowering trees that it DOES look like a park in spring..I will be glad to snap some local pictures when the time comes..
See you later...