Frugal Foodie!

I generally shop once a month, on or near the 24th of the month, then I may pick up fresh produce items everyday or so to add to my planned meals. I typically feed six people per meal. This months items cost me $635. Just slightly greater than $100 per person for a month of meals. Two years ago, we would spend $100 A DAY on food, either dinning out or convenient foods from the grocery store. People ask me all of the time “how do you do it?” Simple, I meal plan, buy in bulk, turn off the television a nd use that time prepping, read cooking blogs, and watch YouTube videos to learn food skills. Now, on top of saving money cooking at home, I’m actually making even more money blogging about my adventures in cooking/baking. Switch up your life, eat food you KNOW is fresh, made with clean hands. Stop paying for rent, utilities, wages, insurance and someone else’s profit every time you eat out. Cook at home, eat well, live well and pay off your own mortgage, and feel the joy of accomplishment. It’s a good life! You never know, it may even make you famous!

Here are some super tasty, super cheap meals from this week.

Brianna asked for a bag of regular potato chips, $4.99 for 9 ounces. Crazy! So, I wanted to show her how to make potato chips for pennies.

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Next meal, was kosher Beef short rib prepared Japanese style, wasbi mashed potatoes and Sriracha green beans with fried onions and a creamy Sriracha sauce.  This dinner cost me about $4 a serving. No Gluten, No Dairy.

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Yesterday, was a creamy Alfredo/Veggie pasta with chicken breast medallions.

 

 

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Then of course desserts!

 

this is is a sugar free ice cream/mousse made from soy milk, eggs, corn starch and Splenda. Low sugar white and traditional semi sweet chocolate chips melted on top.

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Sugar free apple, Splenda and cinnamon tart. Ice cream, well, sorry to tell ya, it has sugar.

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Left over bread dough, rolled, cut and fried made for a perfect treat to go with chilled apple cider.

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