Ham and Cheese Quiche

I just happened upon some Organic Eggs yesterday that were clearanced out for 50 cents. The expiration is in 3 days, so I was brainstroming in the grocery store what I could make with the eggs. Three things came to mind quiche, breakfast burritos, and egg muffins!

One thing that is always a hit with my family is ham and cheese quiche, so I went over to the frozen section grabbed some pie crusts, then grabbed some ham in the sandwich meat section. Last, I grabbed a bag of colby jack cheese.

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So there was one meal (or two) down. I went home and made two quiches. One to freeze, and one to eat for lunch/dinner yesterday. Cooking earlier in the day made dinner so much easier, so that might be something I need to look into trying more often!

While I made the Quiche, I recorded my very first You Tube video to post in my blog, so you can see exaactly what I did and how easy it is! I edited the video down, but I did leave in some of the parts with my kids, because that is what really happens when mom’s cook, right?

While I hope that my video making skills get a little better over time, I hope you can appreciate the authenticity in this one!

Ham and Cheese Quiche
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Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

  • Frozen Pie Crust
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup of cheese
  • Ham (Diced, Sandwich Meat, Leftover)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line the bottom and sides of pie crust with ham.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top of the ham.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine eggs and milk and wisk until completely mixed. (Mixture should be all yellow with no egg whites showing)
  5. Add the House Seasoning. Mix.
  6. Slowly pour into the pie crust until full.
  7. Very Carefully Place into the oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
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Have you ever tried making quiche before? If not, are you surprised that something with such a weird name is so easy to make!?

If you try it, let me know how it turns ouy and rate the recipe!

 

 

Looking for more egg recipes? Try my Egg Muffins! 

Or my Easy Pork Chops and Eggs

 

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Weekly Meal Plan and Deals

This week, our meal plan was really easy, because we had almost everything we needed in the freezer or pantry. I remembered to check my Kitchen Inventory that you can get here. I remembered to write down my recipe ingredients, and I stayed well below my grocery budget so far this week.

Here is this weeks meal plan:

Quinoa Tacos

Frozen Pizza Night

Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

White Beans and Andouille Sausage – Recipe Notes: I am using chopped carrots and no collards. I am also not using breadsticks, because I am going to make cornbread instead. 

(Small Group on Thursday so no cooking that night)

Leftovers

My meal planning weeks run from Saturday to Friday, and I usually cook On Saturday’s, but this week my family went out to eat, so there is one less meal here.

Grocery Store Notes:

Sprouts has Grapes for .77/lb and Blackberries for .98 each. Shrimp is $5.99/lb (plus a $5 off $30 coupon)

Aldi has Mangoes for .49 each, Vidalia Onions .99 per 2 lb bag, Zucchini or Squash for .99 per 20 oz pkg, and Chicken for $1.69/lb.

Kroger has Sweet Corn 6/$2, Lunchables for $1 (So we can make it through the last week of school), and they are still running that Buy 4, Save $4 sale (You can see if they still have the All coupon available, but Ibotta has a $1 rebate, so you can still get the All for .99!!)

 

What are you making this week?

 

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This Week’s Grocery Finds and Easy Meal Plan

Over the past few weeks, I have been challenging myself to spend less money on groceries. For me, this means that instead of making one big grocery shopping trip, I go several times a week to shop the clearance at the grocery store.

Last week, I found ground beef at Walmart (96/4) for only $3.40 per 1 pound pack. I picked up four of those. I also found quite a few pork products on sale over the last couple of weeks that I split up and froze. I found a huge pork tenderloin for $6 and cut it into 4 pieces. Two I froze and the other two I cut into boneless pork chops. I cooked one set of chops (Pork Chops and Eggs) and froze the other set. I also have pork carnitas that I found on clearance for $4. So we are very well stocked on meat.

I have also been stocking up on fresh baked bread as well. I have several loaves on French Bread that I have bought anywhere from 58 cents to 99 cents. I pull these out and thaw them and butter/garlic butter them and use them with our meals like spaghetti.

Another way that I have been able to stock up on items is by paying close attention to the sales that are going on and checking for coupons. I don’t usually spend a bunch of time printing coupons unless it is a really good deal. But there are always great e-coupons on Krogers app/website. I also get quite a lot of their coupons in the mail. So before you go to the store, take a look at your apps like Ibotta, Checkout 51, Kroger, Target, etc. See if anything you need has an e-coupon you can download.

Let me break down some numbers for you.(and myself, because this is what motivates me) I spent $13.60 total on 4 lbs of ground beef. If I had paid full price it would have cost $21.92. That is a savings of $8.32, and if I were to continue saving $8.32 every 3 weeks for a year, that would total around $144 in savings for the entire year. When you think about the pork that I bought for $6 that will last for about 4-5 weeks that was a $4 savings. If I were to save $4 on pork every 4 weeks that is $52 for the year.

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So what did we plan with all my sale stuff? Here is this weeks meal plan:

Brunswick Stew – Using Frozen BBQ from a few months ago, $1 bag of stew vegetables, Diced Tomatoes 50 cents, spices, beef buillion & water. Total Meal Cost = $2

Spaghetti & Salad – Noodles 49 cents (sale), Ground beef $3.40, Spaghetti Sauce – $2.00, Salad $1.99. Total Cost = $7.88

Leftovers

Small Group – Another family is providing this meal so this is free. Last week we made a double portion of baked spaghetti, salad and bread. Total cost =$16

Tacos – Ground Beef $3.40, Tortillas – .50, Taco Seasoning – Kroger Freebie Friday, Tomatoes – .98, Onion – .50, Cilantro – .68, Cheese – $1.50 (Sale), Leftover Frozen Refried Beans, Sour Cream – 1.50, Avocado – .69. Total Cost = $9.75

Taco Tuesday
Free!

Pizza Night – $15.00 – Not included in our grocery budget – this goes under dining out.

I have been really excited and motivated to keep on working at keeping our grocery budget low and still eat good, healthy meals. Honestly, it is kind of exciting to see how much I can save. What are you eating this week? Did you find any awesome deals that you would like to share? What would you spend all that money you are saving on? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

Top 5 Ways to Bust a Grocery Budget – And How to Stop Doing It

Do you ever just completely bust your grocery budget? I know I do, and I have really had to learn what my strengths, weaknesses, and pitfall’s are. Isn’t it kind of crazy how adulting looks a lot like keeping yourself in check ALL THE TIME? Well, at least I feel that way sometimes!

So what are the top five ways that I bust my grocery budget?

    1. Going to the grocery store without a list. I do this often and every single time it kicks me in the butt. Do NOT enter a grocery store without a list! Don’t do it! Make a list and stick to it! (The only exception to this rule is when you go clearance shopping for meats,fruit, breads, yogurt and milks. But you should still know what you need and don’t need at home)
    2. Going to the grocery store while hungry. GGSWH will kill you every time. You will buy all of the things because you are starving. So please, EAT before you go shopping!
    3. Not knowing what you have in your fridge/pantry. So make a list, but make sure you actually need the things on that list. I bought two dozen eggs at the store only to realize that I already had two dozen at home. I have also gone a few days with no sugar, because I forgot to put that on my list. I really needed a better system, so I came up with an inventory sheet that you can get for free when you sign up for my  weekly newsletter
    4. I don’t write out the ingredients I need for my recipes. You can’t make spaghetti without noodles or sauce. So make sure that you write down the ingredients for your recipes and check them against your Pantry Inventory
    5. Buying individually wrapped snacks for the kids. It is so much cheaper to buy a bag of pretzels, a bag of popcorn, or goldfish and divvy them up into snack baggies. This is a great chore for your kids. Mine do it without complaining, mostly because they get to snack while they do it. 

Just remember to give yourself a little grace, none of us are perfect and sometimes the best laid plans go awry.

Whatever you do, don’t get discouraged when you go over your budget. Think about the things you did right. So you spent $20 more than you wanted to, but you went to the store with a list for the first time ever. Consider that a win! When you are tempted to give up, DON’T! Practice makes perfect!

One of the ways I have been staying on budget lately is by shopping the clearance and freezing the meat. I got a bunch of ground beef a few weeks ago that was being clearanced out for really cheap. I still have 2 lbs left and have made spaghetti, chili, and enchilada casserole with it so far. Just ask your store what days and times they typically clearance out the meat.

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