Monday, October 4, 2010

How to make 8 meals for a family of four from 5 lbs of ground beef

A little trick I picked up from everydayMOM- I had to modify a bit to fit my family's taste, and the fact that my husband likes more meat than her kids do LOL

Divide your roll of ground beef into 5 individual pounds.

Cook 2 pounds with only light seasoning. Divide in 3 bags and freeze. Use for shepherd's pie, cheeseburger pie, and spaghetti.

Mix remaining 3 raw pounds with
1.5 cups milk,
1.5 cups shredded cheese,
3 eggs, and
1 sleeve of saltine crackers that's been put through the food processor.

Mix well; measure out 12 half cup portions and freeze for individual meatloaves. A muffin tin is great for this.

Divide remaining meat mixture into 8 portions, shape into burger patties, and freeze.

With the addition of a LARGE batch of mashed potatoes, 4 pounds of frozen veggies, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, fries, buns, lettuce, tomatoes, and the ingredients for Cheeseburger Pie you end up with-
Burgers twice,
Meatloaf 3 times,
Shepherd's pie, and
Cheeseburger pie.

Talk about stretching your food dollar!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I, Jessica, pledge...

that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that my thriftiness brings!

This is gonna be FUN!

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Thrifty Garde Robe

The Thrifty Garde Robe: Hello Yellow

See me blog? LOL. I swear I think I wrote more there than I ever have here...

I'm really coming back into sewing lately... but I want to be doing USEFUL sewing... I made lots of dresses for K a few months ago, and some handbags, but now? It's on. I'm sewing for ME. I've also taken a pledge at Wardrobe Refashion... Details tomorrow... More sewy news tomorrow. And maybe some actual thoughts and feelings. Whoah.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wow... It's been a while hasn't it?

Not much current news... I made my first YouTube video today ;P

Probably not that useful to most people, but for the audience I targeted, extremely helpful.

And of course, I'm very proud of it...