As part of my February spending freeze I brought out my secret weapon. Meatballs! I love meatballs and what is better than spaghetti and e’spicy meatballs on a cold bla bla February Tuesday. I’m a horrible cook so this was a perfect time to test my meatball making abilities on my unsuspecting friends. I might just start to compete with my balls, they went over that well and all for only $35!
This is how I put the FREEZE on going out this week.
1. Buy cheap groceries for the party: I bought $0.99 spaghetti noodles, $1.79 sauce and $15 worth of ground beef and pork. My entire bill with garlic bread (which burst into flames and no one got to eat), mineral water, Caesar salad, yummy olives and a HUGE bottle if Italian wine cost $35! Now that’s a night out.
2. Make more food for the week. I made a huge tray of balls for the dinner and the rest of the week for meatballs sandwiches – which I LOVE. I made extra sauce, extra salad and I have ground beef for tacos tonight too. I don’t know what else to make with ground beef but if I think of it I’ll make that too.
3. Have your friends pitch in. I made dinner and my friend Chris made yummy gluten free brownies. I had tons of wine from last parties so it was cheap to drink that down too. If you have a HUGE meatball party be sure let everyone to bring their own dish or a bottle of vino for the group. It keeps everyone’s night cheap and cheerful.
4. Netflix or game night! If the party goes long you can always watch Netflix or a TV movie or play board games. Luckily my friends and I can have “gurl talk” for hours on end so no other source of entertainment was needed. I would have been watching TV or thinking about work normally. Why not spend a night with good friends and spicy balls. It’s a fun and frugal break from normal Tuesday nights.
Hope everyone is being successful putting the February FREEZE on your spending. Have a great week,