Practical cost cutting recipes & tips
1 lb. Ground Chuck
1 cup of Salsa
1 can of tomato soup
6 reg sized tortilla shells
1 cup of shredded cheese (whatever type you prefer)
Brown Ground chuck, cut the tortilla shells into strips. Combine tomato soup & salsa with the tortilla shells and stir together. Add one cup of cheese to the top and bake uncovered for 30 minutes until bubbling.
Great with salad or mexican rice or corn.
All of my casserole recipes can be made in advance and frozen. Just store an extra uncooked casserole in the freezer, thaw and bake. It’s great to have a quick meal on a busy day!
Kristy’s Easy peanut butter cookies
2 cups of peanut butter
2 cups of sugar
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and press down with a fork. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. This is a quick recipe for a snack & peanut butter is always on sale.
Cost Cutting Tip of the week-
*Don’t make your grocery list without looking at the sale circular from your grocery store. You will save at least 30% if you cook foods that are on sale that week. If you add coupons to that, you can save up to 50% or more. Learning to cook what is on sale will also help add variety to your menu.
*Buy double the school supplies this time of year. When the book bags need to be stocked again, you have it at home and you don’t have to go out and pay triple the back to school prices.
*Buy extra school supplies now for baskets to give teachers for Christmas. Teacher’s love to get supplies as gifts and you only pay pennies on the dollar compared to other gifts.
About my savings strategy- I rarely buy anything that is not on sale. I saved over $3000 with coupons last year and spend most of my spare time clipping coupons & checking out sale websites. I never go into a store without the details of their sale. Saving money has become a way of life for us. My family helps me saves because they see how much more they can have if we are smart & prepared to save money.