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Cooking Frenzy and starting to see progress

March 22nd, 2017 at 02:22 pm

I went on a bit of a frenzy last night. I made the appetizers for dinner - Filipino egg rolls and bacon jalapeno pinwheels. I also made a large batch of rice and black beans (and threw in some leftover shredded chicken). In addition, I had some ground beef left from the egg rolls mix and some rice leftover from last week, so I threw those together for lunch for the rest of the week. I also have a bag of frozen peas that I need to add in to it.

My fridge is looking pretty empty, but we have a ton of chicken and potatoes. I'm going to stock up on rice and beans at the start of the month and try to just make a batch in the crockpot at the beginning of the week. We have a very small $250 grocery budget for April.

April will be the first month we officially live off last month's income. It's a really tight budget, but hopefully we can stick to it. I'll also finish paying off my first credit card next month and will start on one of the personal loans.

DH is being really supportive. I'm just hoping we can finally start seeing some progress.

In next month's budget, I also started putting $50 to savings. It's not a whole lot, but it's a start.

4 Responses to “Cooking Frenzy and starting to see progress”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Um, you wanna come to my house to cook? That all sounds awesome! Wink

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I'm actually really proud at how far I've come in the kitchen. I never thought I'd be so comfortable cooking or winging things, but I'm really getting the hang of it. I even managed to do the appetizers from memory rather than having to look up the recipes. DH jokes that I took his chef hat.

    Now I just need to work on my baking skills!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    With cooking, the more you do it, the better you become. Same with baking. It becomes second nature after a while. I have a lot of recipes memorized myself, but for some of them I write up little cheat sheets on post it notes and put them on the inside of my cupboard. All my various dough recipes and seasoning blend lists are in there and it is so nice not to have to run and look up the recipe every time.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    It'll be nice to live off last month's income - I've never done that. It'd be awesome to do though!
    Sounds like you done really well. I tend to stick to the same sort of recipes, I need to add some more.

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