Dinner Remix – Chili

On Mondays it’s rough getting the work week started. Normally I do quick dinners or eat out. Well my budget is a negative Nancy and eating out is now a fantasy. So this Monday I put kidney beans in the crockpot and when I got home I put hotdogs in the hotdog maker (a kitchen gadget I acquired at the thrift store). I don’t eat hotdogs so I always grab a package of hot links (I got these from our local farmers market). These hot links were flavorless so I only ate one. Tonight I grabbed a package of Tostitos, ground beef and a 99 cents can of tomato sauce. I browned the beef with the sausage. Boiled the tomato sauce and added some powdered onion soup (of course store brand negative nancy wouldn’t have it any other way). Chili powder, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and minced garlic added to the tomato sauce with about two cups of water. I put the browned meat in, added Tostitos & cheese to my makeshift chili and everyone is happy. Minus the leftovers dinner for five cost $8. I already had leftover cheese from taco night. I am a happy single mom!!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s