At the end of the budget meeting he had concluded that Megan had gone on her very own little "shopping spree" during the month of October.
What can I say? I like to try and push the limits.
I also like a good challenge. So when the hubs suggested that we try and go the rest of the month without eating-out or going to the grocery store I decided that this would be a good challenge.
Actually, first I screamed and cried, and vowed to never talk to my husband again if he made me do this.
Then I decided it would be a good challenge.
So I set out to formulate a lunch and dinner menu that would require no extra grocery trips.
We are almost all the way through the month and I am proud to tell you that we have actually done it.
Its amazing the treasures you have hiding in your pantry if you actually look inside of it.
Although I will tell you, there are no hidden sweet treats in there. I searched high and low for those.
But I met the challenge and we have not spent any money this last week of October.
I am bound and determined to become a frugal grocery shopper, and I feel like this was my first step.
I wonder how many steps there are?
Yesterday I made a yummy crock pot soup and I wanted to share it with you. We had all of these ingredients laying around and it was extra yummy.
Crock-pot Chicken Chili
3-4 chicken breast- boneless, skinless
1 16oz canned corn
1 16oz canned tomatoes
1 can of chili beans - drained
1 can of kidney beans
1 pkg. chili seasoning
1 48 oz. can V-8 juice
Put all ingredients in crock pot.
Cook on low heat 8-10 hours.
Remove chicken, shred.
Return to pot.
Stir and serve
Makes 14 cups.
Seriously people its that easy and is yummy, yummy, yummy!
Here is mine int he crockpot:
And my bowl. Of course I topped it with cheese.
Doesn't cheese make the world go round?
Minus all the crazy amounts of cheese this soup is pretty good for you too!
I was so proud of all the money saving that we have done I felt that I needed a reward so stopped and got a Starbuck's coffee this morning.
Maybe that defeats the purpose of the money saving?
Try the recipe it's good!