Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without!
I’m not one to keep a pantry full of canned goods. But now we’ve got a hurricane coming, so I’m goin’ to the store tonight. I’m not counting on our power going out or the water getting contaminated, but, if these things should happen I don’t intend to have my family go thirsty or hungry, so I’m goin’ to the store tonight.
This is requiring a shift in thinking. I’m all in that “don’t spend any money” zone, and now I’m having to think about buying stuff like canned meat. Stuff I never buy, much less during a spending fast.
If none of this is making any sense, go here and read about the 30 Days o’ Nuthin‘.
But, for supper tonight I’m in the “Nuthin’” groove. It’s a Mexican Cornbread Bake using up some food I found lurking in my freezer and my pantry. Amazing what you can do with not so much when you’ve got motivation.
I’m not gonna say it’s a recipe, but here’s what I did. I got out my trusty 9×13 casserole dish and sprayed it with oil. Spread out a pound of browned ground beef and a half pound of browned bulk sausage. Drained and added a can of kidney beans. (I know I should save the canned beans for my canned foods festival this weekend, but hey, it works in this dish so well, and they are cheap to replace, which I will.) Sprinkled about a ¼ cup of Taco Seasoning mix over it. Chopped some roasted red peppers. (Love that Dollar Tree!) Spread the peppers and some (about ½ pound) cheddar cheese over my meat and beans. Then mixed up some cornbread and poured it on top and used the rubber spatula to spread it out to cover everything up. It’s baking at 400° for 30 minutes. And it smells heavenly.
So y’all go check out Biblical Womanhood and read all sorts of good Frugal Friday ideas. But before ya leave maybe you’d like to enter my September Giveaway, or leave a friendly comment, or maybe even scroll up and grab that “Trixie For President” button.
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