I like food, but eating well can cost a small fortune now. I’ve figured-out ways of making delicious dishes on a shoe string budget extending my bucks. The obvious is purchasing groceries which are on special, but what do we do together?
I purchased 3 pounds cross-rib roast for $18 on particular serving three people. The price of a single rib beef was more than the entire roast. From the way the lettuce was pricey, instead I bought a bag of salad that was less. After dinner I sliced the rest of the roast set it in 2 plastic bags dated for the freezer. The following week I made a casserole using one bundle of the leftover beef from the freezer, it is awesome how rice is fantastic host for a casserole. After that the previous freezer bag with the remaining roast beef was used in a stir fry. Bought inexpensive vegetables, nuts, and made a yummy stir fry sauce. Next is salmon which may be super expensive…
Salmon happens to be among my favourite fish foods, but like everything else it’s very pricey occasionally. My alternative is canned that I have purchase in the dollar store for $2/can. As a dinner thing I make salmon patties, including salt, onions, pepper, dill, a shot of lemon, eggs, flour, then fry up those babies in canola oil. The leftovers can be placed in sandwiches for lunch, or using my freezer bag method suspended for a later date. I was brought-up as child on Sundays eating bagels, cream chess, smoked salmon, with celery and tomatoes so great! However, smoked salmon now is like buying gold, so that I use smoked salmon cream cheese by Philadelphia. This saves big bucks but has all of the comfort food tastes I recall.
I saw lean ground minced meat special for three dollars per pound, under half the cost as usually paid. It was a fantastic day we made spaghetti sauce, and later used it for amazing burgers, meat loaf, and tacos within a month or two.
I believe many families living on a really tight budget sacrifice eating well, but with a little bit of imagination and finding the deals at the grocery store everybody can eat like a king!