I have about an hour before I will be presenting online on emergency preparedness with my work team. I do not enjoy presenting and am not one of those who think the more you do it, the easier it becomes. I will be SO GLAD when this is over.
A few weeks ago, the hub and I went to dinner with friends to a steak house. It was quite the experience in that you only choose steak or chicken and everything else is served family style. (salad, bean soup, main meal and potato, fresh rolls and butter, and dessert) We both chose steak. I have never seen a steak that big - I believe the steaks ranged from 26-32 oz....wowza! After eating a small amount of mine, I cut the remainder into four healthy chunks and put it in the freezer. Today I used two of the chunks to make a beef barley soup. OMG. It turned out SO amazing. The recipe made about 10 servings, which I will eat with some homemade bread. Since the meat was made with leftovers, the barley and veggies were the only cost = I guestimate $3 for the ingredients. The bread cost about .50 to make. So in all, about .35 per serving. I also had some red bean soup still, so I am freezing that to have when I am ready for a change from the current soup.
I am LOVING calculating my meal costs and seeing how easily I can lower my food costs.
The car place called today and the repairs will either be less than $200 or fully covered, depending on what the issue ends up being. I am thankful it will be only $200 worst case. I am just ready to have a car again.
Well, time to get ready for this darn presentation. Wish me luck!