Friday, August 14, 2009

Nothing new for you today

I've been really trying to lower our grocery bill, mainly by using up what I have on hand. It's sometimes easier to make a repeat than find a new recipe.

This week I made Sweet-Sour Pork on Rice. I noticed I had just enough peach preserves languishing in the fridge to make this, a green pepper, and everything else I needed. You can use peach, apricot or pineapple preserves in this recipe.


I made a loose version of Cheeseburger Macaroni which my son declared the best stuff ever. I used some ground turkey that needed to be used up since I had lazily thrown it in the freezer right in the pillow pack. I used macaroni and I had a smidgen of mozzarella left over from making pizza last week that I used on top. (Picture is not from this week.)

Last night I spent less than $90 in the grocery store (with the 5-year old tagging along too). That's a miracle. I can't tell you the last time I spend under $100 on my main shopping trip.

2 comments:

Frances said...

That sweet and sour pork looks delish! I never saw a recipe that used preserves. I always have those on hand!

I think I will make some sweet and sour chicken this weekend. Yummy!

Congrats on the grocery bill savings!

A Year on the Grill said...

I enjoy your blog, very accessible food, easy but has a great look and sound to them. I will be making a couple of your recipes sonn.

Thanks for the effort, just wanted to say hi

dave