With outrageous gas prices and an economy that seems to think we have money trees in our back yards, I’ve been trying to find new ways to cut my spending. Sadly, I’m one of those people who just lets the cash fly – I spend it like the economy has me convinced those trees really exist!
One of the things I’m trying to do is go to the store fewer times. Each time I go, I spend more than I need to. Especially since my Grocery Store was kind enough to build a Starbucks right inside the store… right by the exit. I’d need a clothespin on my nose, skates on my feet, and blinders on my eyes to make it by. They all know me so well, as it is, they practically have my drink waiting on me
It didn’t take me long to realize that Starbucks was one area I wouldn’t be cutting back on!
I have begun to find fresh ways to utilize leftovers. My latest trick involved one of the best sauces on the market (Country Bob’s) and meatballs.
We’d had spaghetti one night last week and I’d made up a large batch of meatballs. I always serve them separately, since one of our daughters is a vegetarian. I knew we had more than enough, so I put about half of them in a plastic container, covered them with Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce and put them in the refrigerator.
The next day, we had Country Bob Steakball Hoagies for lunch. I sauteed an onion, 1 tsp garlic, and a can of mushrooms in a small amount of butter. Meanwhile, I slowly warmed up the Country Bob Steakballs and lightly toasted some sesame-seed hoagie buns.
When everything was ready, I assembled the hoagies by putting a slice of Swiss Cheese on the bottom of each hoagie, then the steakballs, then the onion mixture. I topped each off with shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
You might want the bottle of Country Bob’s to add more to the hoagies.
These are amazing! Another great thing about Country Bob’s is that he “gets’ that money trees only exist in our dreams. The quality of the sauce is on par with all the other sauces, but the price is much, much friendlier.
The money I save just fattens up my Starbucks fund. Thanks for that, C.B. !