365daysofeatingathome

Putting dinner on the table, one night at a time.

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Indian Tacos

I’ve missed several days of posting – we have been eating at home, I have just been too busy to post.  

Tonight, I made puffy tacos – courtesy of Pioneer woman.  The puffy taco base is really quite easy to do, and makes excellent toast substitute to hold Jelly.  

Taco base:

Mix self rising flour with enough water to just hold it together (3 cups flour, 1 1/4 cup water).  Roll into small balls (about a lemon), then flatten as thin as possible.  Fry about a minute on each side, cook to golden brown.

 

Top with taco meat, queso, refried beans, shredded cheese, sour cream, diced vegetables – whatever you like on your tacos.  

 

Yummy, and a nice change.

Hamburgers, Macaroni and Cheese, and Brownie Sundaes

Hubby made hamburgers – patties, garlic and steak seasoning, and some bacon and sliced cheese

Mac and cheese from a box

Potato chips

Brownie sundaes – also a box of plain brownie mix, some chocolate chips and pecans, topped with cookie dough ice cream.  I need to go have a stroke now.

The beginnings

This isn’t the first time, of course, that I’ve come to the conclusion that we need to save money.  I’m a devotee of Mary Hunt’s Cheapskate and Tawra’s Dining on a Dime.  Stephanie O’Dea is my crockpot hero.  I’m a fan of Susanne, the Hillbilly Housewife, and I’ve read a few articles from the Tightwad Gazette. 

Back when we were first married, we were so broke that I would get all the sale flyers together from every store in town, make my menus and my list, and then take it all to wal-mart, where they price matched and had lower prices on a lot of stuff.  Had I kept doing that after graduating from nursing school, I’m pretty sure I could buy a cheap car every year with what we would save. 

And that’s sad.  I’m killing my family’s budget with fast food (completely with their consent, but still) – not to mention the weight issues and future health problems I’m setting them up for.

NO MORE!  This is my manifesto.  I will put dinner on the table every night for a year.  Whether I am there to eat it or not.