I have been working at trimming the fat from our budget. Most of our budget items are set, but one variable is our grocery budget. After looking it over, I realized it could be less if I made more items from scratch. Someday, I want to have a small garden, and perhaps can some of my own veggies. Until then, I will be making things myself. Some things I’m going to try making are dry onion soup mix, taco seasoning, spaghetti sauce, rolls, salsa, and brownie mix. I posted about the cookbook I’m using HERE.
This week, I’ve already made rice pudding and homemade brownies from Healthy Meals for Less. I didn’t think about getting pics of it! I had never eaten rice pudding, so it was new for all of us. It is a “custardy” type dish. The kids loved it but I thought it was just so-so. I’m not an “egg” person. It was very easy to make and very inexpensive – only 5 cents a serving!
The brownies I made were called “To Die for Brownies” and let me say, that is an accurate title! When I mixed them up, I wasn’t sure how they would turn out. The batter was extremely thick and hard to stir!