Great ideas on the lunches
I've got a tough situation going on here. I'm trying to eat mostly organic AND become more frugal! What a joke...so anyway...I'm trying NOT to buy lunch meat, which is really what I've relied on for all of our lunches forever. It's so expensive at $7.99/lb for the healthiest choices of lunchmeat around here. Fortunately, the kids don't really like meat at all, so they aren't fussing too much. If you let my son (3.5) decide what he's going to eat everyday for lunch, he will say, "Bread and cheese and mayonnaise." I know it's not THAT BAD, but it's hard to feel good about it everyday, you know? My boys can't stand vegetables either. Just grains, dairy and fruit...so "North Beach", you know? LOL
Speaking of apples...I found a really yummy (but a bit sugary, unfortunately) recipe for apple crumb muffins on "Allrecipes". It took care of most of my leftover apples and I still had quite a few leftover. I peeled, cored and sliced them and threw them in the freezer. I think I'll keep them in there for "smoothies". I hadn't thought about the "mush factor" so I think the smoothies will be the best bet! This is getting really fun!
I'm trying to make my own bread instead of buying. It's going okay, but my last one sort of collapsed
It was so delicious! I got the recipe from the manual that came with my Sunbeam bread machine. I was able to cut it all up, but it's a bit hard to toast. I think I'm going to make bread crumbs with it if we don't use it all up. The other idea I had was "croutons", maybe?
Krusteaz makes a great breadmix in the box for cheap. It was under $2. I picked one up because I had made the cinnamon raisin one and my husband was all over it. I'm going to make that one up and instead of hurrying to eat it up (and gaining 10,000 lbs.) I'm going to make french toast with whatever is left over
Tonight is baked chicken and I'm going to use the leftover chicken to make chicken soup with some of those veggies I threw in the freezer