Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saving Money with Breakfast for Jason

Since Jason leaves the house so early and doesn't really have time (or desire to spend the money) to stop for breakfast or lunch, he carries all of his food for the day with him, except dinner. Another of the small things that we do to save money is to make things for him to take for breakfast. They do have to be portable, not require heating and not be too messy. Muffins do the trick here. I can get them usually for around .30 cents a box or free with coupons (oh coupons how I love thee). On Sundays, I quickly whip up a batch of muffins for his weekly breakfasts. I normally make 12 regular size muffins and that gives him 2 muffins per day for 6 days.

Once they're cooked and cooled, I put 2 muffins per baggie and then put those baggies into a gallon-sized larger baggie to keep them fresh. When we make his lunch each weeknight, we only have to grab a baggie for the next day's breakfast. They're packaged and ready to go.

I figure that even cheaply going through a drive-thru for breakfast would cost around $2.00 (without drink) so this saves us an average of $12.00 a week just on this small item. Plus he gets some yummy baking from the oven.

Just in case you're wondering, he also carries his lunch, snacks and drinks with him as well. He doesn't eat out any during the day which also saves a ton on money as well.

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