There are five main items that I include in my big monthly shopping trip that help to stretch our food budget. With a family of seven I need to cut all the corners I can. About 30 minutes away from us is a store called Cash n Carry that has restaurant supplies in bulk available to the public, no member fees. I go there once a month for main staples. You could go to a Costco or Sam’s Club too.
(This post got longer and longer as I added more ways that we use these staples and a favorite recipe for each one. So I’ve divided this into 5 posts.)
Grocery Bargain: Eggs
Eggs are a good source of protein, which is very important in a healthy diet, especially if you have growing kids. Here are some of the things we do with them:
Boiled eggs: snack, deviled eggs, egg salad, diced on a salad
Pan eggs: scrambled, fried egg sandwich
Custard for dessert or snack
We also add egg to fried rice, meatloaf and casseroles
One of our favorite budget and time saving egg recipes, perfect for this time of year:
Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie
1 can Libby’s Pumpkin Pie mix
1 cup 1% Milk
Mix ingredients and pour into a casserole dish (no need for grease or non-stick spray). Bake for 60 min. at 325 degrees. Knife inserted in the middle should come out clean. Let cool 30 min. before serving.
Makes ten 1/2 cup servings.
What are some of the ways you use eggs to help stretch your budget?