I am so bad. But I was sick. Then this story took over. But mostly I was sick. So Sick that Marty, my hubs went shopping. I will now tells you guys this wonderful app for your phone call OurGroceries. You sign up one account, and have the others share that account. Then you can update the list from your phone, computer, tablet whatever. It is a Apple/Android app. And you can have users use it across all devices.
I have spent a lot of time, and have actually assigned categories to the items, allowing us to shop by the aisle we are in. I even have one for Sam’s Club for the stuff we get there. That way I can type in Minute Rice (Which you get a super box of it for $5 at Sams!) and it remembers to put it in the list that way. If the item is one that is wishy washy, I put leave it in the not organized thing. This list also allows you to put recipes in it, and with a tap, you can have the recipe ingredients moved over. To mark it done, tap and it is crossed off.
My family uses this to remind others that hey, we need milk, and often will check the app to see if it has anything in the list. When I was in AZ, my in-laws used the list to remind themselves of things they needed to pick up.
Now there are bad things, like I talked about Chicken with hubs, but forgot to put it on the list, something I would have picked up anyways. But hey one mishap, (Ok two, seems I will be making a lot of biscuits, the self rising flour got on the list again).
As most of you may know, I finished the office this week, but somewhere, I subtracted WAY more money than I needed to. So I thought I was working with a VERY limited budget. I came in under $200. Here is the list:
Peirgoies (We had these already, but I didn’t make them last time so they made it on this list, and I made them when I was sick… easy meal and I could go back to moaning.)
Rigatoni (I had him getting the Sam’s club sauce which is three at a time. I am trying to build up a cupboard with things like this. When we need a week of cheap meals, it is there already. And I planned to have this twice.)
Grilled Cheese, (Never got made so added to this week again. Plus the bread was gone. Bread never lasts in this household, its like the milk and teas.)
Chicken Bolognaise. (Remember the last time I made it, I made ALOT of the base sauce? Yeah here is where it is starting to pay of. I get to pull out one of the frozen bags of sauce & heat it up.)
Chicken Pot Pie*
Chicken and Rice
Ok Wendy. How are you going to deal with no chicken? Easy. It’s a $1 a lb at the local HEB. CHEAP!! So I may ask for him to pick it up, or I may go out tomorrow and pick it up myself. I need some ice cream.
The star? The new recipe I am going to try this week. I need to make one with the yucky vegggies, and one my way. So we will see. Once I do it, (Since I will be making it up as I go) I will let you guys know.
Porcupine Balls. This is what my father, John Larrick, called the stuff that makes up the inside of Stuffed peppers and Cabbage rolls. See, I don’t like Green Peppers, but I LOVE the flavor of them. He got tired of me not eating them, and since I refused cabbage. (I have a sensitive stomach, cabbage? Hell no, think lots of pain), he made this up on the spot. And named them Porcupine balls to needle me. The green peppers are cut up in them, and I will eat them that way. But they are a Russian poor man meal (And Polish, so I will say Slavics.) They are the meatloaf of Slavics.
Since he made up the recipe on the spot, and taught me it that way, I will have to watch what I put into them. Have you ever made something, and have done it so often you really are not conscious of what you put into it? Yeah, that is these. Though my Mother In Law gave me an easy thing to follow, instead of making a lot of regular rice (in fact I only ever bought rice for this meal) put uncooked Minute rice. It will soak up the juices and help keep it together. I’ll let you know how it works.
That is it for this week. Sorry it is late, but hey, I couldn’t even get to the store I was so sick. Blogs come after I am sorry to say.