Even though it is the end of the season for the garden, the pantry seems to be getting a steady flow of new goodies being added to it each week.
Also have been spending more time that I really have figuring out carbohydrates and protein in recipes I use all the time. I need it for portion control for my brother as we go into the winter months and there will be more casseroles etc. I now have ramekins that hold just one portion so it will be much easier.
We did have a rather expensive dinner this week as we had corn beef for Reubens. Even though the sauerkraut, bread and dressing were homemade it still cost about $10. I had purchased the corned beef before I discovered how to make my own so needed to use it up. It had a lot of waste on it unfortunately. However we had 2 dinners from it plus my brother had a corned beef sandwich for lunch one day. So it was still less than $5 per night for dinner.
Our Grocery bill was just barely over $5 even with buying the cheese for the Reubens.
I am working on something new today and will let you know how it turns out tomorrow and if it is a savings on a food that I buy all the time for my brother.
Be sure you stop by our host,The Gardener of Eden
and see what others are squirreling away and sharing for good recipes this week.