One of the problems with making my large batch of Hamburger Helper Goulash, is that it takes up more resources than I like.
First of all there is the extra water that I have to use to put into it. This time of year it is not that bad, as I still have access to free water.
Then there is the propane that I use to make it. After all, I have that burner going for at least two hours.
There is the soup with veggies in it that I have to first boil and then simmer for half an hour.
After that comes browning the 5 pounds of ground beef (one pound at a time).
After which comes putting it all together and then bringing the large mixture to a boil. Then, once boiling, I turn it down and simmer it . . . for an hour at least.
After that, the thing sits for 24 hours to let the flavours mix together.
Then comes the portioning up and putting it in the freezer . . . then comes the most frustrating part . . . I have to leave the freezer running for at least 4 days straight.
This takes up electricity and propane, (grrr).
Once this is done (and it should be nice and frozen by tonight) I can then go back to my 12 hours on and 12 hours off, routine that I run the fridge with.
This will help me save on groceries and thereby cash in the future, however. Then there is the fact that I make sure to put a little bit of everything in these goulashes.
So, I will be eating better, it is just a bit of a pain to get it to this point . . . the saving point.
When I had a fixed address and a larger freezer, I would make a few different batches, all with a different flavour, so I would have savings and variety.
For now, I will just enjoy the good food, and the savings . . . and the sun, always enjoy the sun and warm weather.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!