After a stocktake of my kitchen, I have discovered an abundance of cooking and baking opportunities for the family meals this week, and I am excited. I am making chilli con carne for dinner this evening, had all the ingredients except for the chilli powder, so had to spend some of my week's money on that. I also had to get ham for my husband's lunches, and some bananas to try to feed my toddler for lunches - I found myself spending half of the allowed money today. It will be a challenge, but I think I can do it.
I only have half a loaf of bread that will last tomorrow, but luckily I have a breadmaker, and will make loaves for the rest of the week. I have all the required ingredients in my pantry. I should make bread more often, as it saves about $2.50 a loaf, that is another way I can save that I had actually forgotten about. It is very nice bread too, I make it with carraway seeds, just like the yummy stuff we buy at the supermarket.
Running out of time, bubs is calling me.
Tips for the day:
- Make your own bread if you can
- Make do with the food you already have in your pantry, you would be surprised what you can make for a nice meal.