Sunday, April 29, 2012

Part 3: Save Money, Eat Better

This is the third installment of  my four part series on saving money and eating healthier.  I have challenged myself to stay under 100 dollars each week and to completely eliminate high fructose corn syrup from our diet.  I am three weeks in and I have to say, it is getting easier.  This week is going to be the best yet.  Mostly because we are having enchiladas, the red ones.  Yum. It has been so long since I have had these little guys.  My mouth is watering just thinking about these little guys (that is for another post).  Tracy and Kaya have been out of town for the past couple of days visiting family in NYC.

Kale and I have stayed busy but we are excited to have our family in tact.  It calls for a celebration - enchiladas.  Well, I have to say, we are not just celebrating their return.  We are also making the move to Casa Grande (our new house).  We get the keys on Tuesday.(!)  Then the moving happens.  (That is the part that I do not want to think or talk about.)  Hopefully next time, I will be writing (and cooking enchiladas) from my new kitchen.

Because of the move, this week we are eating a lot of frozen stuff that I have stashed away and anything that does not require a ton of work... 

This Week's Menu:
 Dinners -
 Frozen Pot Pies
Red enchiladas, rice, beans
Breakfast for Dinner
Pizza ((moving day))

Lunches -

Snacks -
trail mix
chocolate chip cookies

8 cups all purpose flour
4 tbs baking powder
1 tbs salt
2 cups shortening

Mix all ingredients together and use a mixer to incorporate.   Use as a substitute for Bisquick.
Wasn't that easy? 

That's what it looks like when you are done.

 This post is linked to :
Simple Lives Thursday
 Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


  1. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again soon!

    Good luck with the upcoming move -- always a busy, challenging time!

    1. Thanks for visiting! We are still living out of boxes! :)

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very special week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Wonderful! I hope you can make this easy recipe!!