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One Way I Save Money: I have a true coffee obsession. I am not like a normal person who just enjoys coffe- I am extremely addicted to it. When, David Bach coined the phrase “latte factor” I immediately thought of my coffee addiction. In order to avoid blowing a ton of money at Starbucks, I preset my coffeemaker in the morning. I don’t own a programable one, but I do put the grounds in and set my cup next to it. Just knowing that I have this waiting for me in the morning, gives me a reason to skip hitting the Starbucks drive-thru (even though it is so yummy!) I try to ask for gift cards to help finance my addiction so I don’t feel guilty and rely on my own coffeemaker for my coffee in the morning. This saves me a few dollars each day, which adds up over time!
Inspirational Reading Material: Wanna find out how much you could save if you factored in your own latte factor? Check out David Bach’s Latte Factor Calculator to see how much you could save, over time, if you invested your latte money
MomAdvice Reading Material: Getting Out of Debt
On Our Dinner Table: It is slow cooker day in our house. I am making our family’s favorite spaghetti sauce. I love my slow cooker and can’t imagine my life without it right now. The only downside to this little gadget is that I must smell that yummy food all day long and it makes me REALLY hungry!
Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce
1 package Italian Turkey Sausage – mild
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
½ cup beef broth
Brown the turkey sausage in a large skillet. Place cooked sausage in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour over the sausage all of the other ingredients, including any of your own Italian seasonings. Cook sauce on low for six hours or on high for three to four hours. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Nutritional facts per serving (daily value):
Protein 11g (23%)
Total Fat 5g (7%)
Sat. 1g (7%)
Chol. 44mg (15%)
Carb. 7g (2%)
Fiber 2g (6%)
Calcium 38mg (4%)
Iron 2mg (11%)