Friday, December 10, 2010

Eating What We Have

Since the end of last month, Todd and I have been trying to eat what we have in the fridge, freezer and cupboards.  Before we went on our weekend getaway, we had literally nothing in our fridge but condiments.  Todd went out shopping with his mother that Monday and we were on our way home together (him from his mom’s house, me from work.)  The question was: What’s for dinner?  He had a coupon for $1.00 off a pizza.  I had been fretting about paying off his vehicle, and didn’t want to pay $8 for a pizza.  I was thinking long and hard about what we had in the fridge and cupboards, and I brought it up
By being a little creative, we’ve saved a bit of money on groceries.  Right now, we still have chicken drumsticks in the freezer (can easily make 1-2 more meals,) canned vegetables, and fish fillets.  We will definitely have to go grocery shopping this week, and it will most likely be a big one, but the two weeks we’ve been scrimping are helping us to get his car paid off that much quicker.
that we could have loaded baked potatoes with chili on them.  He was fine with that.  That saved us $8 ordering a pizza.

Then, the next day, we were stumped again.  What could we possibly make?  We had nothing in the fridge, a can of spinach in the cupboard, some ground beef, some diced tomatoes and some homemade tomato sauce.  So… he made two homemade pizzas.  One of them was an alfredo (he made the alfredo sauce himself with what we had,) with spinach and diced tomatoes, and the other was a sausage pizza with sausage, tomato sauce and cheese.  Todd found a recipe to make ordinary ground beef taste like sausage with a few ingredients that we had in the spice cabinet.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome!! I guess with a little creative thinking, you can make just about anything work!