Yes, I am bringing it back with a twist.
Of course I always intended this weekly post to highlight savings on food finds, but now, it says so!
I want to touch on the subject of leftovers. I know a lot of people do not appreciate reruns of a meal, but around this house, its all about the veggies.
We are trying to eat healthier, so I have reduced our meat portions to what is recommended, which is approximately 3 ounces a serving, or roughly the size of the palm of your hand. I only make enough for the family to get the correct portion, and no extra. Saves on money and overeating.
We do eat copious amounts of veggies to round out our meals, and I do tend to cook more than we usually eat in a setting. Veggies last longer in the fridge than most meats, so if you think you have to eat them two consecutive days, its just not true. We would get bored easily if that were the case.
I usually save up the left overs for 2-3 days and have a variety plate toward the end of the week, with smaller portions, but more variety per meal.
The cost of last night’s meal?
veal: $1.40 (reduced at the meat counter for quick sale)
potatoes:$ .30 (50 lb bag for 15.00 at Farmer’s Market)
eggplant: $1.00 (1/2 of two eggplants, 1.00 each at Farmer’s Market)
seasonings:$ .65, approximately, max
Total = $ 3.35, or $1.68 each adult, and the kid ate for free!
So, designate a day for veggie variety day and save yourself some money and time!