Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using things up...

We've had some big expenses this month, beginning with back to school supplies, clothes, glasses, and now car we are in use it up mode until at least September. I get my next pay in September.

We all that stuff in the freezer that we have put in containers, bags, or wrapped in plastic that need to be used. I took everything out and placed them in the fridge. I've gotta say, that there's a lot of containers that have stuff in them. I call them hidden surprises!!

Tonight I have three 2 cup containers of meat and bean chili that my DH made. What we didn't eat was placed in containers, covered, and put in the freezer. So, I opened three containers, and am heating the frozen chili on top of the stove. I have a small amount of shredded cheese (think about 1/2 cup total) and a small amount of Italian bread. I will serve the chili in mugs, topped with some cheese, and served with a thick slice of Italian bread.

You gotta do what's needed when finances are S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D. We did not do our usual two week grocery run today. I am just exhausted and wanted to stay home. Back to work tomorrow night.

That's dinner folks.


  1. I hear ya about the back to school expenses. I like the way you always talk about your 'hidden surprises' from your freezer. And your dinner sounds great to me! I have been in the mood for chili for a couple of weeks now. Next time I go to the store I am going to stock up on dry beans for soups, chili, etc.
    Have a good weekend at work. I know you must be tired- I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that your shifts go by fast. :)

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting!! I appreciate it!