Are you excited that we only have ONE more week left of this challenge?? How have you done, so far? What has been your biggest challenge?
For us, this past week, we still only needed to purchase milk and fresh produce. We’ve been doing pretty good actually. My trip to Aldi’s at the end of last month to stock up on canned goods and such, really helped! I’m actually enjoying finding out just how little we can spend on groceries, and still eat good!
This last week we spent $$24.78 on groceries. So altogether we have spent less than $200 for a family of four for this month. I still have enough canned goods, rice, pasta, and such, to make it clearly two weeks into March. Again, we’ll continue to buy our dairy products and produce, but other than that, we really won’t need anything else. The boys are almost out of snacks, but I have all the ingredients to make Chocolate Chip Cookies…so no problem. We’re almost out of juice, so I’ll have to figure out what to do there. Hoping I can make what we have last through the end of next week! We’ll see! Plan Your Work…Work Your Plan!! Right?!?!
Instead of sharing our meals for the last week with you this week, I want to share a recipe with you that I made this week. It was very good! The first thing I thought when I took the first bite was, “I should have taken a picture, so I could have posted it on the blog!!!” But that’s okay. It’s good either way, with or without, a picture! So here you go!
Creamy Vegetable Soup
5 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced
1 dozen baby carrots, sliced
1 can whole kernel corn
1 small green pepper, diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 box Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
2 tsp minced garlic
1 small can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 small can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients, with the exception of the cream soups, into a large dutch oven and cook on medium-high until vegetables are tender. Add in cream soups and stir until smooth and creamy. Heat through. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits, and serve! This soup goes great with a large green salad made with all the trimmings, and some good ‘ole homemade bread! It’s perfect for a cold Wisconsin winter night!
So, please add your comments below about how you are doing on the challenge. I really do want to read them!!
Blessings on Your Day,
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