I do not talk about personal issues with people because they tend to judge when they don’t understand unless they too are or have been where I am. Anyway I am this time because I am so proud of myself it doesn’t matter what anyone has to say.
Anyway… My husbands job has went from working five days a week to three. You know what that does to someone like me who has bills and a family to care for. I am a stay at home mom having a hard time finding a job to help husband. Boy! How things have change out there let me say! I didn’t know that everything went to applying on line. Let’s just say I about broke my iPad it made me so mad. What was wrong with paper? And why do they push for you to get an education to flip a burger? Unreal! But that’s a whole other story altogether.
I had to pay my electric by the 23rd or they were going to shut it off. Having children at home I could not let that happen. So my husband and I took the whole paycheck and paid the bill. That left us nothing! Not even grocery money for this week. I thought to myself I cook from scratch a lot and my pantry is not completely empty just yet. I can come up with something I’m sure.
My seventeen year old daughter said use your pennies momma. I looked over at my pig bank and said it takes a hundred pennies to make just one dollar. I have nothing in that thing. As I drank my cup of coffee I thought about what she said. I told her lets do it! We went to the bank and used the coin machine. I had ten dollars in that little pink pig bank. Lol , more than I guessed. We went to Aldi grocery. I knew if I was going to get anything that’s where I needed to go. I was able to buy four loaves of white bread,a milk,cheese,hamburger buns,Bologna ,can of beef stew and a can of chicken & dumplins all with my ten dollars. That’s pretty good I think. So far this week I made pancakes,grilled cheese with tomato soup,and fried bologna and egg sandwiches. But tonight was the real challenge!
I bought one can of chicken and Dumplings to feed a family of six.
That’s just not enough! But I figured maybe with a little broth and some cans of vegetables I have I can make it go a little further. Well did I get a big surprise when I opened the can.
There was no juice or sauce in the can! Now what? This is where my cooking skills really kicked in and I went to work. I melted butter in a skillet and added flour.
Next I added a two cans broth,can of green beans, and can of potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Boy ! Was I wrong. It tasted great. What flavor and I had enough to go around too. I am just so proud of myself right now I’m in awe! The family loved it and the sounds of mmm! And it tasted better than it looks , just tickles me and makes me feel that I am great in the kitchen. Lol.
Now my mind is thinking what can I do to that can of beef stew to make it go further. It’s like being on Guys Grocery Game, haha. But do let me state if it were not for the wisdom of God and his voice coming through the mouth of my daughter we would have starved this week. That’s a Fact !