Saturday, February 28, 2009

How We Spend Our Saturday Nights

After being inspired by a particular YouTube video, Natalie and I decided to make a Poorman's Meal. It was actually really good. We added a salad and green beans to the side. Natalie also made some sweet tea and it was delicious.

So, to have a name like a Poorman's Meal, it would obviously have to be pretty cheap. Let's see how it stacks up:
  • 1 onion, $.31
  • 2 russett potatoes, $1.76
  • 1 package summer sausage, $2.99
  • two tablespoons spaghetti sauce, $.15?
  • two tablespoons olive oil, $.20?
That comes to a grand total of $5.41. I'd say it would feed about 4 people pretty well, since we ate too much and have quite a bit of leftovers. Not bad! (P.S. the lettuce was $1.59, and we already had the green beans.)

Then we had some after-dinner entertainment provided by, well... ourselves, but also our dogs, Maeby and Reelee!

Reelee is 4 months old now and finally able to pay attention pretty well (with the help of some dog food). Handler is Graham Pocta.

Maeby (we think) is 3 years old and I don't think she's as smart as Reelee, but we still like her alright. Handler is Natalie Pocta.

Then I transferred some money over to our savings account titled "House Down Payment" and we are officially at $12,948.58! SWEET! We are so excited that 1) we didn't buy a house last year (because we'd be miserable) and 2) the Lord provides so abundantly.


kathryn_elise said...

I was kind of hoping the video had captured the special new trick that Natalie mentioned on facebook...but my disappointment was overcome with amazement at how faithful God is providing for the both of you! Congrats, and I'll be praying for you as y'all continue to save, teach new tricks, and search for a new place to call home! :)

Dana said...

haha that was awesome! i loved those videos... you guys are so funny yet responsible. That's what I like about you!

Justin Pocta said...

"Handler is Graham Pocta." so professional, hahaha.

COME VISIT MEEEEE! Bring puppies!

Kelsey Foster said...

haha that is awesome! i watched all of claras videos after seeing that shared post from you. she is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

Does the spaghetti sauce really add that much to the recipe? You could save 15 cents more if you left it out. 15 cents closer to living in a house with a yard for your well trained puppies. Thelma needs to come and live with you. She so needs trained.......

michelle said...

I watched Clara and the poorman's meal video - she's awesome!!

Benj said...

Haha, I love the double high five!

kathryn_elise said...

update??? c'mon!!

Mary said...

r one of y'all the free spirit or are both of y'all the nerds? awesome how y'all include "cents" in your figures... it all adds up and makes better "sense!"