The last few years have seen us eating fast food or eating out less and less. When we do eat out it is usually with the use of a free meal card (we will be doing this for our Anniversary next week) or a coupon or two. This is a big money saver for the two of us.
Over the years I have found it less time consuming to make my own meals just the way I like. I know what we are eating and since I have a well appointed kitchen it just makes sense.
Today I threw everything into the slow cooker and made Sweet and Sour Chicken. I was missing one ingredient, plain vinegar but made do with some red wine vinegar and it turned out just perfect. Trying to follow those challenges I gave myself for the new year is starting a bit sooner than I thought it would. I used sale chicken breasts, chopped up green pepper from my freezer, frozen carrots from the freezer, an onion from the cold room and a package of spice mix from my pantry.
Then I pulled out this.
My trusty rice cooker that I got as a gift from Kurt a few years ago. The rice turns out perfect every time I use it....must remember to use it more often.
Supper was on the table on time and we have plenty of leftovers for another meal. I foresee a no cook day coming up next week.
The same meal would have cost us at least $18.95 each, and I made it for around $4.00 each. A savings of over $14.00 each. Much rather have that money in my pocket then lining the pocket of any eating establishment here in town.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.