Friday, November 11, 2016
2 weeks and Still Going
We are at two weeks today without eating out (except one morning having coffees and bagels out when we had to drop off a vehicle at the mechanic, hubby says that was a date lol, total cost $8.50 at Tim Hortons). I specifically shopped for some things that we don't normally eat. Last weekend I made a gigantic chicken enchilada casserole that fed us for 3 nights. Hubby had it for 2 and I ate the last of it while hubby ate fish which I don't like since we ate far too much of it as a kid. I also gifted Mom a portion as she no longer enjoys cooking. We certainly got our moneys worth out of 3 chicken breasts on that one. It took an hour to prepare and a lot of ingredients but was extremely tasty and in total likely costed about $12 (or less) to make or $2 a portion.
Tomorrow I am going to do a pork roast and invite Mom over, likely that will feed the three of us two full meals as well as I always send Mom home with leftovers. In addition to trying new recipes this month we are batch cooking. I made some stew and we froze the leftovers for an easy dinner down the road. Hubby made some porcupine meatballs which we also froze the leftovers. For the first time in a long time I found whole chickens on sale for a package of two for $5 so we roasted one and the other is in the freezer. I usually only buy chicken parts (breasts/legs/thighs) as can buy them per pound much cheaper than whole chickens. I don't have a lot of freezer room as only have the fridge/freezer and a minifreezer so have to be careful how much I buy or I would have bought more.
I am trying to make it without eating out until hubby goes on a business trip on Wednesday. He will be eating out for four days then (at the client's expense) and I have bought some fast and easy to prepare meals for myself while he is gone. As I said before, we are trying not to eat out due to us always being disappointed when we do and lack of nutrition/ cost associated with it.
Today is remembrance day in Canada and veterans day in the United States and my thoughts go out to everyone who has served in the military, present and past, including my stepson who is currently in the Canadian Armed Forces.