It's been a while since I shared any new frugal tips or ideas, and mostly it's because I just haven't been feeling very frugal!
It rained a lot here in the past week, so I used the dryer for several loads of laundry. We ate cold cereal for breakfast every day this week. (And no, it wasn't on sale, though it was from Aldi.) And my husband, who spoils me, pays for me to have some household help every Friday! So let's just say that on Fridays I feel pampered and happy (because the house is actually clean!) but certainly not frugal. ;)
However, I did want to share about our copycat "Subway" sandwiches we made! So delicious, and so much cheaper than buying from Subway.
I love a good sandwich from Subway... full of lettuce, green pepper slices, cucumbers, and lots of extra mayonnaise! Here is how we made our own -- and mine sure did taste just how I remember Subway's sandwiches tasting (though it's been several years since I've had any Subway food)!
Bread: We bought a long loaf of garlic parmesan bread on the reduced rack at Wal-mart. I think the bread cost about 80 cents. It was a LOT of bread. I think the 4 of us (2 adults, 2 children) had more than 2 full meals from the loaf. The bread was yummy and tasted like Subway's specialty breads.
Meat: We used some pastrami, cheap turkey breast, and thin-sliced beef (like what Aldi sells). Joshua likes a variety of meats on his sandwiches! (As a side note, did you know that pregnant women are supposed to boil deli meat before eating? I just learned that! What a bother! And I love sandwiches... :D)
Cheese: We used thin-sliced baby swiss and mild cheddar.
Vegetables: We had lettuce, thin-sliced Bell peppers, and sliced cucumbers. I also like tomato on mine, if we have tomatoes on hand!
1. Slice loaf of bread into 6- to 12-inch pieces, and slice each in half to open.
2. Spread mayonnaise on the inside of each half.
3. Layer meat, cheese, and vegetables in order desired.
4. Put sandwich halves together and enjoy! Our sandwiches were way too big... we cut them in half and saved the rest for another meal. :)
I'd love to hear your tips for making yummy sub sandwiches... or any other homemade food that stops the urge to go out to eat! :)