The other day I went to the store with a budget of 100.00 to feed us for a week. I met the challenge and spent 100.33 including 3 bottle of Dynamo laudry soap... but I planned out menus including HAM I was having a SERIOUS craving for HAM! So this is what I did...
1 half fully cooked ham
(PLEASE BEAR with me I don't measure anything- so these are guesses)
1/3 bottle Karo light corn syrup
1/8 cup mustard
1 tsp salt
2 tsp onion powder
3 tsp chives
I mixed everything up and drove a knife into the ham in several places (not just scored it, I wanted this in deep.) so then I popped it into the crock pot, dumped the mixture on top and left it on low heat and kept spooning the sauce over top throughout the day. It was WONDERFUL! I know it sounds weirdo, but everyone enjoyed it!
I made that with my version of au gratin taters... I use the box stuff (heck It was on sale even!!!) I bought three of them, did the water and milk and butter as indicated, but only put in two packets of the powdered cheese. I added in my own shredded sharp and medium cheddar. Bake until all warm and golden... add a lil bit more cheese and pop it back in until that is warm and melty and golden!
Served it with warm Grands biscuits.
Last night was Sloppy joes and tater tots. I bought this yellow lable Not so sloppy stuff... MAN it was GOOD! I will be buying it again! Brett cooked for me so I could rest. :)
Tonight we are closing on our equity line and have basketball practice so I might just order pizza... I don't want the poor man to see a messy messy house... our heating element went out on our dryer so there is already laundry everywhere the guy cannot come until tomorrow!!!! so I don't know if I want to deal with slop all over the stove too!
LOL! We have a leg up- his mom and dad feed us dinner on Sundays. So I really only plan like Saturday, Monday, Tues, Wed and Thur and Fri. at a time.
I have been trying to avoid the processed foods, although it was cheaper for me this time to go ahead and buy them. OH! I know! our Meijer marks meat down 40% on Thursday night and it usually stays there until Saturday- it has to be used or frozen right away, but that's ok! I try and either shop at Meijer or Super Wal Mart for most of our "hardcore" stuff. Where do you shop? I doubt you are doing anything wrong! It could be where we live...
Yeah I live in California. I shop at Safeway. But I followed that link you shared and will try to check out some outlets we have in the next town over. I already buy meats that are like 2 dollars off etc. What sucks is in trying to eat healthier its EXPENSIVE.