A few months ago I shared some tips on how shave a little off your grocery bill.
Today I will share some tips on how to totally mess up your grocery budget:
- Visit friends who are great cooks.
- Become motivated by friends to be more adventurous with your cooking.
- Find some tasty looking recipes.
- Buy a $10 block of cheese.
Before you now it, your grocery budget is gone!
Ok, so maybe it’s not a great idea to follow these steps exactly, but if you’re lucky the results can be quite scrumptious.
Allow me to explain…
Mrs. DD has a good friend who routinely invites us over for dinner. I look forward to these calls, because she is a wonderful cook. The joy of eating must’ve rubbed off on my wife, because she has gotten the bug for trying new recipes(she gets them from Real Simple). And the best part is that most of them have been very good.
And they haven’t been all that expensive either. But then she came cross one for Baked Spinach and Gruyere . Neither of us had heard of Gruyere before. So we had no clue…
No clue that our local grocer sold it for $18.50/pound.
I thought for half a second about giving this meal the ax, but I knew my wife was excited to try it (you can only eat so much mac & cheese). So instead I got the smallest package of it that I could find, but it still came to $10.76.
On 99-cent McNugget night, we routinely feed our family of four for less than I just paid for the cheese. Heck, this chunk of cheese cost more than my entire Spring Break did.
This cheese better be good...
So now that I shared a budget busting recipe, how about we get some of you Happy Rock readers to share some of of your favorite “budget friendly” recipes. My taste buds and my wallet thank you in advance.
Until next time,
The cheese was VERY GOOD, but the dish was not. We both thought it would make a nice dip, but it didn’t do it for us as an entree.