Our normal grocery bill is $125/week which is pretty darn good considering that we do not eat out at all. That means $125 feeds all 4 of us breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days. Not too shabby:) But, my pantry is packed solid with half empty (or half full) boxes of pasta, some chicken broth, breadcrumbs...you get the picture. So, I challenged myself to plan my meals based on what I already had on hand and see if I could spend less than $40 at the grocery store. Turns out, this was easier than I thought! I am going to do this at least 1-2x's a month and will save us $80-$160/month! Yippee:) Thanks to $5 dinners for the great money saving tip! (My friend Michelle at Smart Money Mom did the same thing and saved even more.)
I had ingrediants on hand for pizza, minus the crust. What I did have was crescent rolls. I debated rolling them out to make one big crust or make individual little pizza crescents. The individuals won out and we thought this was the greatest meal ever to be placed on our table. Ok, that is a little dramatic, but they were darn good!
I would imagine most kids would have been giving their moms hugs and kisses for serving them this for dinner. Not my kid! This meal started the, what I like to call, Crescent Pizza Battle of 2010. My son, who loves pepperoni pizza, refused to eat these. Because they were not in the shape of a triangle and they were not delivered to our house, he would not take a bite. Now, I understand my son's refusals to eat vegetables or even fruit...but pizza because it was shaped differently...COME ON!!! Much debating was spent between my husband, son and I. One hour at the dinner table begging him to try a bite. There was crying (from me) and in the end, one bite was consumed by my son...who still holds the title for World's Pickiest Eater!
I am sure these crescents have been done before and I am sure you can find a version on Pillsbury's website, but here is how I did them:
Roll out individual crescent rolls. Place a spoonful of your favorite pizza sauce, some mozerella chesse and your favorite pizza toppings. Roll crescent (you could do an egg wash to give it that shine) and sprinkle some cheese on the top. Bake according to crescent package directions. The buttery sweetness of the bread mixed with the salty pepperoni and cheese...T-A-S-T-Y!
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