Last night I had this brilliant idea to finish painting my kids bedroom. Yeah, remember? I was doing that how many months ago? Back in May? 😛 Life sure likes to run away from you.
Anyway, so I went out picked up some of the necessary items (masking tape, outlet covers, etc) and realized I didnt pull anything out for dinner. I have nothing in the freezer. Since Albertsons is next to Walmart I figured I’d grab some Tostadas, salad and chips. Salad bag was priced at $2.50 The rolled up meat was $7 for a box of 25 and chips were $1.50. $11 for a meal. That doesnt quite fit our budget. I had the money with me do it with but went look around instead. Progresso soup was on sale for $1. Grabbed 2 cans. Grabbed some chips. Had some sour cream at home that we needed to use up, I also grabbed a bunch of cilantro. Dinner cost less than $5. I did Chicken tortilla soup. Crush chips at the bottom. Add your hot soup with a dollop of sour cream and some finely chopped fresh cilantro. It was a hit! And there were no leftovers. 😉
So I saved us $7. Wow. Big deal? Nope. I just made at least another meal out of my savings! If it kept going that way, can you imagine what we could save in a lifetime?