Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

Hello everyone! It's been a crazy weekend and week at the Mama Christa household. We're all sick and my daughter has a bacterial infection in both of her eyes. Luckily we're on the last day of antibiotic eye drops. Have you ever tried giving a 17 month old eye drops? I don't think I have ever been more frustrated in my entire life. It's a work out though, I'll tell you that!

It's Thrifty Tuesday...even if it is Tuesday evening! I would generally like to get this in the mornings but I was at the doctors this morning and then I took a nap and then my three year old niece was over and her and my daughter have a love-hate relationship right now...needless to say, it's just been a crazy day!

The thrifty recipe of the week is:
Honey Mustard Chicken
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut in half the long way $3.00*
1/4 cup dijon mustard $0.75*
4 tablespoons honey $0.50
*Items are from a larger unit and prices are approximations.

1. Mix the dijon mustard and honey together.
2. Coat the chicken with the mustard and honey.
3. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

It's so simple and wonderful! It works great by itself or on salads. Yum!

The thrifty tip of the week is:
Make a grocery list and meal plan based off of sales and stick to it. You can make a grocery list, no problem. In fact, I'm sure that the majority of people do. Where it gets tricky? Sticking to the list while you're shopping. Same thing with your meal plan. Very easy to make it, trickier to stick to it. Get your Sunday paper and read the ads. Make your meal plan and grocery list based on the sales that are going on. This will literally save you hundreds of dollars. I'm not exaggerating. We used to spend well over $600 a month on groceries and now we spend $260 a month on groceries and health and beauty items.


  1. Hope everyone feels better. My son is home sick with tonsillitis.

  2. Aw poor little guy. Tonsillitis is awful. I had a TERRIBLE case of tonsillitis last fall that had me bedridden for 3 days because I was so sick!!