Recipes That SAVE Time and MoneyPosted: October 26, 2011
When I first started researching different ways to save money, I came across blogs dedicated solely to grocery shopping. People document how they only spend $25/family member a week. Others gave up meat or couponed like crazy. I’m glad I read these posts, because I gleaned some money-saving tips from them. I’m definitely not going to become vegetarian, but cutting some meat out of my diet has saved me a significant amount on groceries. I have not become an expert couponer, but I still learned how to find the lowest priced item. My motto is-Eat LESS meat, and more beans and rice. Use left-overs in different recipes. All that being said, I have cut $100 out of my monthly grocery budget.
Here a some links to recipes that have helped me accomplish this.
I made this recipe last night. My husband gave it a 9 out of 10. It took about 7 minutes to prepare because I chose not to skin the chicken. I decided to let the diner do that for themselves. So, the Crock-Pot ends up doing all of the work.
Also, I always have left-overs when making a whole chicken. So, I substituted the pork in the chili recipe with the remaining bird pieces. My very wise sister also informed me that the chicken juice left in the crock-pot after the bird is cooked is officially called “chicken stock.” The chili recipe also calls for chicken stock. I consider this a win-win situation. Not only did I not have to cook more meat for my chili, I didn’t have to BUY chicken stock.
The following recipe is a bean dish that is super easy. My husband and I could eat this every day of the week. It’s that yummy! I’ve made it with and without chicken. I’ve added a bunch of spinach leaves and tomatoes and called it a salad. It’s pretty versatile.
More money/time-saving recipes to come. Enjoy!
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