Monday, March 2, 2009
Menu Plan Monday - Cheap and Frugal Edition
I am trying to cut WAY back on my grocery spending, so this week (and every week from now on) my menu plan focuses on frugal recipes.
As usual, I'm not planning meals for specific days. I usually decide the night before or in the morning what we'll have for supper on a particular day.
Poor Man's Meal: I've been making this particular recipe for years with polish sausage. I had no idea it was a depression era recipe and I just called it fried potatoes and sausage).
Beef Macaroni, green salad: this is a recipe I got years ago from my grandmother. It's very quick and there's not much to it. I'll try and post the recipe soon.
Chicken and Rice casserole, fruit and 30 minute rolls: Whole chickens are on sale here for 59 cents a pound. It so easy to boil one and pick the meat off for using in a casserole and then you'll have homemade broth too.
Spaghetti and garlic bread
Beans and cornbread: It's a good idea when making a frugal menu plan to have at least one meatless supper. If I have any leftover beans I can use them next week for bean burritos.
Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade rolls: Leftovers make great sandwiches the next day.
banana chocolate chip muffins
bacon, eggs, and biscuits
steel cut oats in the crockpot
school lunches and leftovers
tuna casserole, mixed vegetables
chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, fruit
cinnamon toast (made with homemade bread)
homemade salsa and chips
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