I’m turning over a new leaf, people.
That’s right. My new motto: waste not want not.
You see, after being introduced to the heinous personal finance website: mint.com, I am now fully aware of the horrendous amount of money we spend on things that are just completely unnecessary. Without revealing too much, let’s just say we could definitely be spending smarter and cutting back in areas that aren’t a necessity (ahemBEERahem). Not pointing any fingers…
I too am definitely a major violator, and have seen the error in my over-grocery-shopping ways. Gone are the days of spoiled produce! I refuse to allow meat to go from fresh to questionable to “OMGross what is that smell?“.
So when faced with some 3 day old BBQ Pulled chicken and sprouts that were on the outs- I asked the old question: what to make… what…to…make…
Uhhh… yes please.
And that’s what we call deliciously frugal.
BBQ Chicken & Brussel Sprout Pizza
About 1 cup Cooked chicken, coated in bbq sauce (or leftover pulled chicken from this recipe)
4 oz pizza sauce
1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella
3 T parmesan cheese
3/4 cup Brussel sprouts, finely chopped
1 T olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Coat large rectangular baking sheet with a thin layer of cooking spray. Spread dough across sheet and top with sauce. Cover with mozzarella cheese and then with chicken. Toss Brussel sprouts in olive oil, and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Place sprouts evenly on pizza, then sprinkle with parmesan. Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust and cheese are golden brown.
I can’t take credit for this delicious creation, as I’ve been wanting to try sprouts on pizza since I saw them on Macheesmo’s blog. (If you want a really good cooking blog by the way, I highly recommend checking him out.)
And of course what better way to wash down this fridge-cleaner-outer-pizza than with an ice cold brewski.
So I’ve been dying to try Dogfish Head forever now, but apparently so was everyone else in my town because the selection was limited. So I rolled the dice and went for something a little crazy and chose this peach malt brew. I have to say it was way better than any other malt I’ve had, but it was reminiscent of a Bartles & James wine cooler and not so much a lightly flavored beer. Not my fave, but that doesn’t mean I won’t give DH another try. Still tasted good with that pizza though.
Can’t stop my leftover shine.
So help me out! What are your favorite ways to cut back on spending at the grocery whor- I mean store?