Friday, March 4, 2011

Long time no type

I know that I have been out of commission lately. We have begun watching a baby in our home and then got the flu. Only Evan got sick with it so far, but it did wreck havoc with our schedule. I will be back to posting again this week. I have been couponing more, and I am striving to get my grocery bill down to $350 a month including paper goods and toiletries. With gas going up and food prices going up, it is going to be a stretch.

Tonight we are having crock pot spaghetti with homemade wheat bread. We don't put meat in our sauce, so it is cheap and healthy. I have some kids who don't care for ground beef, so we don't waste the meat. I will post the recipe:

3 cans tomatoes
1 12oz can tomato paste
1 tbsp onion flakes
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

combine and cook on low in crock pot about 6 hours. I like to use tomato puree or grind the tomatoes in the blender.

This makes alot and we will use the leftovers for pizza or lasagna.