Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, Saving Madness!

   We just got back from my cousin's birthday in Seattle and it was a fun quick trip.  My little sister drives like a bat out of hell and I was in the backseat getting throw all over in spite of my seat belt.  I am home and I am safe and I am still sick to my stomach.

     We celebrated mom and Williams birthday in Spokane and it was so cute.  He was 1 and she was 84 it was a sweet little family get together.

Things I did last week to save money:

1. Cooked all but one meal from scratch at home
2. Stocked up on cereal again with coupons paying $1.50 or less per box
3. played Albertsons stupid monopoly game and received 4 free cartons of yogurt
4. did a rite aid shop buying 78.12 worth of product for 21.67  I know not as good as Sluggy.
5. Bought a family pack of pork chops enough for 4 meals for $6.88.
6. Bought sewing supplies with coupons
7. purchased a few stocking stuffers at various stores for pennies.
8. refused to go out to dinner AGAIN Friday night while we were at daughters.  I knew we would have to pick up the tab so I asked her what she had at home.  She had shrimp in the freezer.  Great!  Had Sis run out for a loaf of french bread.
 Shrimp Alfredo from the pantry:

Start package of Alfredo noodles to boil
Daughters shrimp was already cooked and tail removed  ( I always by the uncooked as it has more flavor then cook it and remove skins)

1/2 cube butter melt in skillet
chop 1/2 a large onion fine add to melted butter
chop 1/2 whole clove of garlic fine add to butter ( 4-5 sleeves)

cook this until translucent

Add 2 heaping table spoons of flour then some  Salt and pepper to taste
add a can of chicken broth
add left over cream from fridge
add milk and stir to a soft boil into a thickened sauce
add shrimp and cook until  heated through ( if sauce is too thin toss shrimp in flour before adding to sauce)
add a dash of pepper flakes
add 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese right before serving

Toss a salad and butter some french bread

There a great meal for a .99 cent loaf of french bread.  Also plenty of left overs.

Things I did that were stupid with money:
Took mom out to dinner ordered a meal I could not eat that made me sick.  Okay it did make mom happy.


Will be altering costumes today for the Celtic show this weekend.  I also have several people that have appointments in the shop.  Hope to get a little yard work done. Need to pay some bills.

Have a great and productive day!

Kim

4 comments:

  1. It is amazing how a little time and a few ingredients can create a restaurant quality meal, isn't it? Smart move on your part especially if you would be stuck paying for the meal. My son 's have a slow reach at restaurants that allows us to pick up the check too.

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    1. Amazing isn't it? One daughter an attorney married to an attorney. They pay cash for cars, the next one an anesthetist hygienist married to a TOP cop. Youngest and significant other both college grads that need to go on but still make more than hubs and I ever have.

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