Monday, February 8, 2010

SH Day 8 & 9- Sleepless...

The past week, I just haven't been able to sleep. I used to be an insomniac ever since my 2nd child was born and got worse by the time the third came. But when we moved here to Texas, I had some relief and was starting to sleep about 5-7 hours on average, now this again... *sigh*

Anyways, still not buying anything we just want and so far our stash has not been depleted.

Yesterday, were all leftovers so no surprise there...

Food Budget Trick: I don't do casseroles; most are high fat, too much sodium, high carbs, greasy; also dependent on cheese and butter, making it more susceptible to spoiling even in the fridge, after a few days. I save money by focusing on what we will eat, not what we might like to eat or what others deem delicious. I also save by creating different dishes using the same ingredients, especially if bought at a great sale price.

Tonight, I made Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli for about $2.25. Only 4 of us ate it because Mr. Man didn't have time to eat before work.

I used:
Leftover buttered thin spaghetti-FREE
1 bag frozen broccoli--------------$1.00
1 link polish sausage--------------$1.25

$2.25/4 = 56 cents a plate!

Hope you had a better weekend than I did...

6 comments:

Hansonpatch said...

No fun, I hope that everything improves in the sleep department. I have always required less sleep than other people, and it is sometimes lonely business.

The Garden of Egan said...

Hope you get some much needed sleep!
Food budget is awesome. You are the total ninja food budgeter!

SmilingSally said...

Sometimes worry can keep me awake; I hope you rest tonight. You're doing great on the food budget. Have a great day!

Chandy said...

Ann, Tauna and Sally, thanks! And yes, I finally did get some sleep!

sanjeet said...

Food budget is awesome. You are the total ninja food budgeter

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sanjeet said...

You are the total ninja food budgeter!

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