I know that Fall time has come. It’s starting to get cooler outside in some areas.
I bet some of you want to eat food that warms you up.
Today, I wanted to share with you a frugal recipe that will do that.
It’s called Crock pot Chili.
This recipe is easy to make. It will feed around 4 people.
Below are the ingredients you need:
- Three 15 ounce cans of any chili related beans (Dark Red Kidney Beans, Light Red Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Black Beans)
- One 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
- One 24 ounce can or jar of spaghetti sauce ($1 kind)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Cooking spray
- Crock pot
Now, let me give the directions to this recipe:
- Spray your crock pot bowl.
- Open your cans of beans and diced tomatoes and drain the juice out of them out in your sink.
- Open your can or jar of spaghetti sauce and dump it into the crock pot.
- Dump your drained beans and diced tomatoes into the crock pot.
- Add the chili powder, garlic powder, and minced onion into the crock pot.
- Mix it all together.
- Put the lid on your crock pot.
- Turn it on high and cook it for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (depending on your crock pot).
The total ingredients cost me around $4.50. That is around $1.13 per serving. It’s around what you would pay for an item on a fast food bargain menu item after taxes.
You can add meat to this recipe, but please cook the meat before you put it in the crock pot. (And beware that it will make the recipe more expensive).
I hope this chili will warm you and your family up. Please let me know how it turns out.
If you have any questions about this recipe, please let me know.
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Have A Great Weekend
How are you all doing today? I’m doing well. I survived halfway through the week.
Today will be a different post of some sorts.
I would like your input on this blog and my new blog.
Let’s start with this blog.
Here are some topics I would like to talk about in the future for this blog:
- Book Reviews of Financial Books
- Bargain Recipes
- How to Spend Less on the Holidays
- How to Save Money on Other Basic Expenses
- Following the Dave Ramsey Plan and other Dave Ramsey topics
- Budget Report Cards for Every Month
What types of topics would you like me to discuss (regarding finances)? Please let me know in the comments section.
Now, here is what I would like to discuss on the new blog I am putting together:
- My Lifestyle
- My Viewpoints on Certain Topics
- Short Stories I Have Created
- Share Other Blogs I Like To Read and Youtube Channels I Like To Watch
- Reviews on Books, TV Shows, Movies, and Programs I Participate In
What types of topics would you like me to discuss on my new blog? Please let me know in the comments section.
Thank You to all of my loyal readers. You really make blogging fun on here.
I honestly need to do a better job interacting with you all. Many of you have great blogs that are fun and interesting.
I would like this blog to be successful and helpful to others.
Please let me know if there are any issues with this blog. I would like to get them fixed so people can enjoy reading my blog.
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Have A Great Day
As we all know, the new Fall TV season has just started. New and returning shows are coming on.
However (to me), cable prices have gone up. I cannot afford cable TV at the moment.
Cable bills are probably hurting your budget too.
Today, I would like to discuss how you can have the features of cable without paying for cable.
Here we go….
-Like cable for local channels to watch your local newscast and local channel programming?
- If you live in an urban or suburban area, consider getting an antenna for your television. You can watch your local channels without having to pay a monthly fee with this gadget. Plus with the new the digital format they have modern antennas, you can also watch additional subchannels such as movie channels and sitcom rerun channels.
- You might able to watch your favorite newscast online. Some local channels have it now where you can catch the news in your area on their website. I can watch the newscast of my local NBC affiliate online when their newscast airs.
- CBS has their own service called “CBS All Access” where you can watch all of your favorite CBS shows and possibly watch your local CBS station. The service costs around $6 per month (https://www.cbs.com/all-access/)
-Do you use cable to watch movies and TV shows?
- For recent TV shows, go to the network’s website and see if you can watch the show for free. Some networks will let you watch the most recent episodes of a show for free.
- You can also watch past episodes of recent TV shows (and some classic TV shows) on Hulu for around $8 per month (www.hulu.com)
- If you are more of a movie person, Netflix (www.netflix.com) is a better way to go. Plans start around $8 per month. It’s also a great place to watch original series such as Fuller House.
- This link has a list of sites where you can legally watch old movies and TV shows for free (https://www.infogeekers.com/watch-free-movies-online-best-websites/)
-Like watching sports?
- If you like NFL, MLB, College Football, NBA, and NHL, consider listening to your favorite teams on TuneIn.com
- If you like an SEC team (college football) and your team is on CBS that Saturday, you can watch it for free on CBSSports.com
- For MLB games, consider an MLB.TV Subscription (Around $85 per year if you follow a specific team out of market; Around $110 if you follow several teams)
However, I know some people have cable channels they like and they are not ready to give those channels up.
Here are some cable alternatives that might include some of your favorite cable channels (Good news on these is that there is no long term contract with them if you are not satisfied like you would have with a cable or satellite company):
- Sling TV (www.sling.com)- It includes channels such as ESPN, CNN, HGTV, TBS, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Food Network, Lifetime, A&E, TNT, Comedy Central, FOX and NBC (in some select markets). Plans start at $20 per month.
- Playstation Vue (www.playstation.com/vue)- It includes channels such as ESPN, AMC, CMT, CNN, Fox News, TLC, WE, USA, VH-1, MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Freeform, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, TV Land, OWN, HGTV, FX, Disney Channel. Plans start at $30 per month.
You can still be entertained without having cable. You have to find out what works best for you and your family.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Thank You and Have A Great Day
I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday.
Today, I wanted to share with you on how No-Spend September is going.
I have broken the No-Spend September rules twice this month.
I spent only around $2 for meals at the job I work at. I forgot to bring my meals from home 2 days this month. One day was because I thought I wasn’t going to have a break that day (sometimes I get so busy that I don’t take a break at work).
That was my only error on No-Spend September.
How can I fix that?
By making sure I bringing a meal with me everyday I work.
I have failed at No-Spend September but I only spent $2. It could be worse.
Please let me know if you are participating in No-Spend September and how you are doing with that.
I will let you know at the end of the month if I spent any more money that I wasn’t supposed to spend. I will be more careful with that.
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Thank You and Have A Great Weekend
How are you all doing today? I’m doing alright, I guess.
I wanted to let you all know how Sell September is going for me.
I sold some items through a local Facebook auction group and made around $20.
Below are some items I sold:
I know $20 doesn’t sound like much, but I still plan on doing more selling.
What do I plan on doing for the rest of Sell September?
- I plan on selling some of my items on Ebay (DVDs and Collectible items)
- I’m going to try sell some of my books on Amazon and see if I can get any money out of them.
- I would like to list some of my collectible items on certain niche group sites on Facebook.
I will let you all know how I did at the end of the month with those three tasks.
Friday, I am doing to let you know how I am doing on No-Spend September.
Thank You and Have A Great Day
I hope you all had a great weekend. It went alright for me.
Today, I wanted to give you guys a few updates you all need to know about.
- First off, I am going back to posting 3 times a week instead of 5 times a week (starting this week). I will be posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Posting 5 times a week hasn’t been as effective as I thought it was going to be. It’s easier on me and gives me more time to write better quality content.
- I did sell some stuff for Sell September. I will give you all an update on how am I doing on that Wednesday. I have to go today and give the items I sold to the customers that bought from the Facebook auction group and get some money from that.
- I am in the process of creating another blog more based on my lifestyle. I will let you all know when it comes out. I’m still going to blog on this site as well.
- I would like to create an interactive show once a week where I can interact with you all. I will let you know when that will begin.
I wanted to let you all know what is going on with this blog.
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Thank You and Have A Marvelous Monday
I wanted to let you know that I haven’t gotten the chance to start selling the items I told you I was going to sell. I apologize about this. I will have that post ready for you sometime next week.
Today, I will be sharing with you 5 easy and affordable meals you can make this weekend or next week.
Here they are:
- Chili– I use 4 cans of beans, 1 can of tomatoes, a tablespoon of chili powder, and 1 can of tomato sauce for my chili recipe. It costs me around $3.50 total. But it lasts me two or more meals. So, the meals end up costing me less than $2 after all is said and done. If you add meat, it will cost you a little bit more.
- Any pasta with spaghetti sauce– I usually try to buy pasta for a $1.00 or less per pound and combine it with a pasta sauce I got for a $1.00. I only spend $2.00 for this meal and will last 2 meals.
- Burritoes– I buy a package of tortillas for usually $1.00 and buy a can of refried beans for less than $1.00. I usually stuff the beans in the tortillas. If you want to put other items in the burritoes, you can (but beware that if you put meat in them, the cost might go up).
- Baked potatoes- I try to find small bags of baked potatoes to go on sale for less than $1 per pound and use whatever amount of potatoes are in the bag for 2 meals usually.
- Vegetable soup- I usually try to get creative with this soup. I usually buy 5 cans of vegetables for 50 cents a piece ($2.50 total) and combine it with a $1.00 can of spaghetti sauce and just add water. I occasionally add pasta or rice to the mix. It usually feeds me for a few days. My advice is just use whatever veggies you have left over.
I will give you more meals later on.
If you have any affordable meals you would like to share, please comment below.
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Thank You and Have A Great Weekend