I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas (we did) and you enjoy the New Year!
The birds have been taking a long break and all I have in my fridge right now are 3 eggs. At least one out of four will lay so everyday I come back in the house feeling like I've won a prize.
How did my egg situation get like this? Well, I decided not to lime my extra eggs this year. Instead I gave some extra eggs to the neighbors, my daughter, and the rest we used up ourselves (Thanksgiving cooking). Now, my goal is to depend on my eggs though and not buy any from the store as long as possible. So, I'm making do and saving up my eggs for recipes I know that will be coming up the next week.
This morning I decided to make egg bites and the recipe calls for 5 eggs. I feel, of course that you need real eggs in eggs bites so I'm going with just making a half of a recipe and use 3.
Making half of a recipe is great for when you don't have quite enough ingredients or for a recipe you are just not sure of. Ingredients are high and to throw a bad recipe away is a killer on your budget.
Of course you want to make sure that you have enough for your family. My recipe this morning will make enough breakfast for a family of 6 and we have 3 so cutting it in half will be perfect for us. Actually, one person in our family probably will not eat this breakfast, so we will have some leftovers that I can freeze or use up this coming week. Some mornings are busy, so looking in the fridge or freezer to find a breakfast already made just feels like a life saver. It can be a big budget saver too...buying take out egg bites just for one person, can be very expensive.
My mind is made up to do this recipe this morning. You know how you get a recipe in your head and you just have to make it? Well, of course, I'm missing another ingredient, cottage cheese. I have milk though and I just printed a make it yourself cottage cheese recipe.
Substituting can be great too. Instead of bacon this recipe I'm going to use some of the leftover ham that we have from Christmas. Husband will love this!
This could be a great way to problem solve if you decide to do a No Spend January. Learning how to make do and get what you want at the same time is a big part of that whole scenario. Deprived is one thing you and your family don't want to feel like during that time.
Do you plan on a No Spend January this year?
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