Because I have had a really crazy week, working part time with my husband, running my youngest son back and forth to basketball camp everyday, running my middle son to football 3 mornings this week and my oldest everywhere he needed to go. Oh, and of course housework, cooking and blogging including a Giveaway. I never did a big shopping trip.

I’m often torn ~ either work to make extra money and not have the time, so you end up spending more than you should ~ or not work, have the time, but no money. I really don’t know which is better.

Anyway, sorry, on to my Super Savings for today. I did want to share with you or Pizza night. We made homemade pizzas and slushies last night for dinner. We saved a great deal by making our own pizza and we had tons of fun. Nick’s girlfriend was visiting, and she had requested homemade pizza when I was making my meal plan for June.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

We started with this recipe for homemade dough from MomAdvice. It was super easy and tasted good.  We added BBQ Sauce , leftover chicken, and mozzarella cheese.

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Hawaiian Pizza

We used pizza sauce, ham, pineapple and cheese on this pizza. A little while ago I had made homemade pizza sauce, that I learned about from MomAdvice and had a lot left over, so I froze it. I needed to get some lunch meat for sandwiches for the Baseball Tournament this weekend, so I bought an extra package and used that ham. The pineapple was fresh, we had fruit, crackers, cheese and applesauce muffins for lunch, so I saved half the pineapple for the pizza.

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Tropical Punch Slushies with Ice Cream

Casey made these for us. He is getting really good at making slushies. Last time we added the ice cream, I thought we needed to add 2 packets of Kool-Aid, we tried that this time and they were really strong. If I remember right, the other time we made them and they weren’t very flavorful, we used the Aldi’s brand of drink mix, this time we used the “real” Kool-Aid brand, and it really made a difference.

Here’s the breakdown on our savings:

Dough: Made 2 pizzas

Yeast  .55

Flour  .25 (approx.-$1.49 for 5 lb bag)

Salt     .05 (approx)

Oil      .10  (approx)

Water  Free

BBQ Sauce  Free (bought with a coupon at Kroger a couple wks ago)

Chicken  Free (leftover from last night’s dinner)

Cheese  $2.99 (1 pkg for both pizzas)

Sauce  Free (leftover from freezer)

Ham  $1.00

Pineapple  .75

Total for Pizzas  $5.69

Slushies

Ice Water  Free

Ice  .25 (ice maker broken, have to buy ice)

Sugar  .15 (2/3 cup/$1.89 for 5 lb. bag)

Kool-Aid   Free (bought with coupon on sale)

Ice Cream   .50  (3 scoops)

Total for Slushies  .90

Total for meal  $6.59  (5 of us ate and we have lots of pizza leftover for lunch)

Comparison

2 Large Pizzas   $24.00  (at local Pizza joint)

4 Slushies           $13.80   ($3.45 at local Ice Cream joint)

Total Comparison Meal ~ $37.80

Savings ~  $31.21

Memories ~ Priceless

Having the girlfriend say she loves our house and we have fun meals ~ even better!

 Please visit these great blog carnivals:

~Grace’s Kichen Friends hosted by Feels Like Home

~Super Savings Saturday hosted by Money Saving Mom

 

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