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My first purchase of (25Lb) not 7lbs of flour like I thought.lol

January 13th, 2015 at 04:42 am

So, after calculating how many times I take myself out to lunch during the week while the kids are in school I got kind of sad because I realized how, um, kinda sad it was. I realized I take myself out (mostly cheapo places)so I can sit and eat without being interrupted and have some quiet time without being bothered. Not to mention, not having to cut someone else's food or clean up after 3 other people. However, it's never really 100% satisfying since I'm spending money I know I shouldn't be spending. Then I calculate how many other things I could buy with the money and it becomes this really depressing cycle where I self loathe afterwards every time without fail.
Over the weekend I decided to do research and try and cook at least most meals from scratch and or eat at home. I looked up a list of the cheapest foods on the market. Apparently, rice, pasta, black beans, apples, oranges, homemade breads, eggs, homemade soups, potatoes are on the list. I also decided to utilize the Pancake mix that's been in my pantry for a while and made waffles, along with the frozen fruit.
Then today I decided I would bake my own bread and biscuits...Have I ever tried to bake my own biscuits? The answer is a simple and resounding "No." As for the bread, I tried it once and after watching a youtube video of the recipe I used, I realized I did it wrong and gave up too easily.
So, today I bought the largest bag of flour that I have ever purchased (because I noticed for the first time that it costs half as much per ounce compared to the little bag I normally get on rare occasions), along with the yeast, salt, and baking powder for future mixe, oh, and potatoes. I was blown away that 3lbs was only $1.79. Now I also have to look up what to do with potatoes. I will attempt to make biscuits using the leftover pancake mix and the recipe I found online. Then I will retry the recipe for No Knead Bread that the online reviews seem to like...again and hopefully I do it right this time...like my finances.
As for the meals since Saturday...They've been pretty good, not in order, but got in the tummy.
*waffles and peach syrup (from frozen peaches)
*wings using the soy sauce and left over honey and oj
*rice, soy sauce, orange slices
*peanut butter spaghetti with ginger and sesame oil
*eggs
*casadilla's with salsa
* crockpot bbq chicken legs and thighs (huge hit)
* instant mashed potatoes from pantry
* frozen green beans with butter and salt
* frozen fruit smoothie for dessert
Tomorrow will probably be left overs and maybe the bread if it rises correctly (and I didn't mess it up somehow). Happy and cheap eats for now at home!

4 Responses to “My first purchase of (25Lb) not 7lbs of flour like I thought.lol”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    If you still are feeling the need to get away, pack yourself a nice meal and drive to a nearby park or lake and eat it there. Even if you have to stay in the car with the heater blasting, the view and the solitude should help with that time away you seem to be craving.

    Did you know you can make biscuits with pancake mix also? I do that sometimes when I don't want to fully make them from scratch.

  2. snafu Says:

    Waffles can make the simplest dinner special. I thought waffles were for breakfast until DKs discovered Waffle House in Florida. Chicken & Waffles were a late night find and I realized waffles made leftovers palatable. Any cheese for grilled cheese sandwich or omelette, leftover chilli, peanut butter & banana, french rarebit , anything at all smothered in Creole sauce on top of a freshly baked waffle is acceptable to teens.

    I see there is now a Waffle Truck in the downtown core whose menu is mostly sweets but offer some savoury waffle sandwiches.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm interested in the peanut butter spaghetti with ginger and sesame oil. Sounds like it might be like the Indonesian sate at Noodles. How do you make it?

  4. turning a new leaf Says:

    CB in the City, I took a jar of peanut butter and melted it with the sesame oil until creamy, then added the ginger. My hubs said it needed soy sauce and added that to his individual bowl. However, the kids loved it and it made use of the peanut butter and spaghetti.

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