I have always done most of the cooking at home. At one time I really wanted to go to chef school. But I settled for being creative at home with various dishes.
Most of the time, the evening meal was your traditional meat, pasta, veggies, salad, bread, etc. Always a hot, sit down meal.
And while we never had big breakfasts in the morning due to varying schedules, I always tried to have at least one big breakfast each week. Usually on a Saturday or Sunday, I would cook up scrambled eggs. homefries, cheese, etc.
But since we got chickens this past spring, we now have an abundance of eggs. For several weeks now, once every week, I cook up the homefries, scrambled eggs and everything for the evening meal. My kids love this meal, especially with syrup. I prefer ketchup.
I was thinking today, and realized that this evening meal, when compared to the usually full array of cooking I usually do, saves a huge amount off the food bill. Instead of the meat and the other items for dinner, I can make a full pan of scrambled eggs and potatoes for 3-4 dollars. Feeding five family members, this is like 75 cents each.
Not that we don't have money, we do. But the idea of another saved dollar for my kids college account or the retirement savings really motivates me.
Not sure how many others look at little things like this. But I thought I would pass it along. A dozen eggs and a few pounds of potatoes goes a long way, and is a cheap meal. And nutritious also.
Anyone else have any meals they like for the same reasons?