So on Saturday I went to do my first grocery shop for the year. I had hoped to keep my weekly bill down to $25 a week, while doing this Pantry Challenge. I ended up spending just under $50, however on reflection half of that was on food for Molly!!!
As you know she has allergies and I have been looking into changing her over to homemade food. So I bought supplies for that. Frozen chicken breast's, brown rice, frozen mixed veggies, canola oil, and cheese slices (I put her pill in between a cheese slice). Now what I bought for her will hopefully last a few weeks. Here is the recipe I used:
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 lb combination of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
- 1 pound ground/minced turkey or chicken
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 tbsp canola oil
Place the water, ground/minced turkey/chicken, rice, rosemary and oil into a large pan. Stir until the ground turkey is well blended with the rest of the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Cool and serve or store.
Now I gave Molly a couple of cups of this mixture and she just loved it. There are no instructions on how much to feed a 40 lb dog, so not 100% sure what to do here. I also give her an Omega 3 supplement in a morning as well. Just not 100% sure she will get all her nutrients with a diet like this? Anyhow, regardless Molly will enjoy a change in her diet.
Did you remember to put your money in your pot today? I will admit, I am good up until the 11th, as I had change today with going grocery shopping, so figured I may as well add it while I had it.
Today's money saving tip is:
Do a “maintenance run” on your appliances. Check them to make sure there isn’t any dust clogging them and that they’re fairly clean. Look behind the appliances, and use your vacuum to gently clear away dust. Check all of the vents, especially on refrigerators, dryers, and heating and cooling units. The less dust you have blocking the mechanics of these devices, the more efficiently they’ll run (saving you on your energy bill) and the longer they’ll last (saving you on replacement costs).