My family and I are struggling financially right now. Because of everything going on we can’t possibly go out to eat so every night we are forced to eat at home, but in all honesty even eating at home is becoming a struggle. I say forced but I am happy we can at least eat right now.
Do you have any advice for me as to how I can make an affordable meal that I can feed my family of four on a budget that will go a long way, and will be good at the same time?
Just making it in Indiana
|Pancakes with Berry Compote|
|All of these Eggs were bad! Bummer!|
The good news is even if the carton indicated that your eggs are expired they still might be good and maybe good for longer than you think!
|Bad Eggs! Bummer!|
So how do you know the egg is bad because it rises to the top of the water? The reason the egg rises to the top of the water is because the white of the egg has started to evaporate which is leaving the egg hollow. The lighter the egg the quicker it rises to the top of the water. If the egg rises it needs to be thrown away. If it sinks you still have time, but I wouldn’t wait too long.
Boil the older eggs or even fry them up if you are in a pinch. Better yet have breakfast for dinner to use up those eggs. It’s an inexpensive meal and it’s a great way to get rid of eggs without them going to waste.
So long story short if you see that old blog posts are missing images you now know why. If it’s not my image or I am not given the image I won’t be using it. I suggest all other bloggers do the same thing. It’s simply not worth it.
Over the last year I have been buying a lot of canned chicken from Sam’s Club. I buy the Members Mark brand which comes in a 5 pack. Each can is 13oz for a total price of $9.98 (We don’t pay sales tax on food in Texas).
The difference between buying canned verses homemade is a .05 cents savings per ounce when you go homemade. OK so .05 cents doesn’t seem like much but when you consider 1 pound is 16 ounces 16x.05 cents = a savings of .80 per pound.
A year or so ago my friend Krista gave me a great idea that she lives by. I thought it was such a great idea that I am going to give it a try this year. She calls it her Christmas Gift Card Savings Plan.