Buying things on discount and freezing them saves money on food costs. Growing a garden and freezing the extras also saves money. The only things I'm going to have to buy at the store this week are milk, garlic, curry powder and flour.
Are you interested in gardening? Family Advocates will be sending out information about how to join a community garden this week. If you even have mild interest, I encourage you to sign up! Gardening is a great way to get exercise, spend time and save money!
Things in my fridge:
quart of tomatoes
Things in my freezer:
garbanzo beans I cooked and froze in a gallon bag
deer and elk meat
chopped cabbage from spring
chopped leeks from spring
frozen mangos from winco
naan bread, bought on discount and frozen
Things in the garden:
herbs: dill, thyme, basil, rosemary
lots of lettuce
Monday: leftovers from last week (spaghetti squash gumbo, shown below) + apples + garden salad
Tuesday: tzatziki + hummus + naan bread + mango smoothie (frozen mangos and milk)
Wednesday: stew (I'll use deer) + crackers + pears
Thursday: leek cabbage soup (uses, leeks, cabbage, sour cream) + homemade whole wheat bread
Image from food.com, link above
Friday: garbanzo bean curry + naan bread + green salad + chopped apples
Photo is of my daughter who used to hate curry when she was in kindergarten. She's 9 now, and it's one of her favorite meals. Got a picky eater? Just keep serving what YOU like to eat and they will learn to like it.
Saturday: red lentil kale soup + crackers + fresh pears
Image from Oh She Glows food blog, link is above
Sunday: Use up leftovers and make something creative!