Before today's recipe, here are a few cost saving ideas for food:
- Protein is the most expensive part of a meal usually so if you use less, you save money. Fill in the gaps with more veggies (and fruit) and bread or starch (if you are not watching carbs).
- Start with small portions. If you are still hungry, you can get more, but this way you end up scraping less into the garbage. I find this most helpful with the kids. This way you end up with more "leftover" for another meal later on.
- Have the kids help with the meal. Kids are more likely to try things that they help "cook."
Here's tonight's dinner for less than ten dollars: (WAY less than ten dollars!)
BREAKFAST WAFFLES FOR DINNER!
We love to do Breakfast for Dinner about once a month! Since strawberries are in season, I thought it was the perfect option for tonight. Not to mention that when Brian is working late I need to have an easy dinner for the girls.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
3 Tb white sugar
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract