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This week we decided to finish the month with a grocery budget surplus and eat from the pantry. This was a tad bit of a challenge after losing most of our frozen stockpile a few weeks ago, but I was game for it. I actually think our kids love these weeks, because meals get a little interesting.
Our favorite meal hands down this week was nachos. We took canned kidney beans and made our own refried beans, and then added hamburger meat and taco seasoning (a great seasoning to have premixed in large batches yourself). I was intending to make burritos out of all of it until I realized that I only had flour burritos which my husband can’t eat… so I turned to the bag of corn tortilla chips that had been in the pantry for ages (I feel like you earn double points during clean out the pantry weeks when you get rid of old pantry items). I can’t tell you the last time my kids ate dinner with out a “you must eat at least 3 bites”… it was wonderful, so much so that nachos will probably be added to list of regular meals!
I plan to start April off kinda big budget wise, which was part of the skimping this week. We are planning a meal for a large group next weekend of low country boil (not the cheapest meal) and have Easter dinner.
How did you do this week with your savings (or just being frugal). Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.