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Cooking for one in the crockpot...makes for some yummy leftovers to freeze!

June 23rd, 2013 at 05:36 pm

I made split pea soup in the crockpot yesterday. The pot full of soup cost under $5 and there is enough soup for many meals, plus some to freeze.

To break it up a little, today I am cooking boneles pork ribs, again in the crock pot. (Love my crockpot! Even cooking for one is so easy!) Part of the pork will be used in chili verde tacocs and enchiladas, the rest will be pulled pork sandwiches. I have everything necessary except sandwich bread, which I will get later in the week.

I spent $60 at the gocery store yesderday- which, except for the bread, is all that I need for the week. I still have some of the black bean soup that I made last week, that I am going to refreeze for later in the week or next weekend.

I splurged on my hair today. I had it cut and colored again. Cost plus tip = $100. (ouch)..my rationalization is that if it helps my very bruised heart a little, it is money well spent. I LOVE my new look. I also gave myself a pedi today. I honestly feel 51 instead of 52. Big Grin kidding.

Other than gas for the car and $4 to get into the community kids club with my grandkids yesterday, that is all I have spent. Starting with my payday next Friday, there will be extra money to pay back for today's haircut and my "extras" account will start to rebuild. I will be budgeting for hair care from now on..I just feel better with a nice cut.

My girls have suggested that we take a girls trip down to southern Calif to visit my friend. I have been looking into airfare and it has really gone up. However I have a companion ticket credit and about $250 in credit that I can use on Alaska Air, so I am seriously considering it. My friends birthday is the beginning of August, which would be a good time for all of us.

5 Responses to “Cooking for one in the crockpot...makes for some yummy leftovers to freeze!”

  1. Kiki Says:

    I wish I trusted myself to test using the slow cooker. The only thing I really make in it is a chicken. I need to use it more often for more meals and less work.

    How do you make the bones pork ribs in the cooker?

    And I think the trip to SoCal sounds fantastic.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I love the Crockpot! It is a good money saving too.

    Freezing extra is a great time saver, money saver too. Yesterday I made 3 meatloaves...one for this week and two for the freezer.

    Hope your trip works out...sounds like a blast!

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    Investing in you is money well spent! Trip sounds like fun, go for it!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    I am glad that the haircut/color made you feel a bit better. You need that self esteem boost right now.

    I am hoping you can swing a trip to your girlfriend's house - there is nothing better than girl time. Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think the visit sounds like a grand idea - just the thing to give yourself a good boost. Smile

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