This week I hope to cook fresh a little more. Last week I totally stuck to the menu (which doesn’t happen often), but it was mostly freezer stuff. That was planned based on what I was told my work schedule would be, but that turned out to be false after all. I put 3 Beantastic taco filling and 1 Chicken Parm in the freezer, and ate leftovers for lunches.
This week I have planned some yummy meals with flavors we like, and textures we need for comfort. Life’s been nutty lately, so comfort in meals is a nice little bonus. I do have a freezer meal in there for one hectic night (mostly for easy cleanup). Here’s what’s on our dinner menus this week:
Sunday: Out to Fazoli’s because we were out and about. Another budget.
Monday: Chicken, rice and broccoli casserole from the freezer (~3.50), green salads (.40). About $3.90.
Tuesday: Crock Pot BBQ pork ($3 for the meal, $3 for the freezer), cole slaw (.30), hot potato salad (potatoes .50, green onion .25, bacon .60, mayo .25, cheddar .25). About $5.25.
Wednesday: Bacon cheese chicken (chicken 1.40, toppings $1), corn (.30), green salad (.40). About $3.10.
Thursday: Mini meatloaves (ground beef 1.88, egg .07, bread crumbs ~.10), more hot potato salad (~1.80), green beans (.30). About $4.25.
Friday: Breakfast for dinner: eggs .50, toast ~.40, bacon $2, whatever fruit is left over or canned (.91). About $4.00.
Saturday: Lasagne (~$4 per MasterCook), salads (.40). About $4.50.
These dinners for my family of four will cost about $25.00. Doing well. I’ll be putting bbq pork in the freezer, along with a lasagne, and possibly some mini meatloaves. Those meals are not included in this total.
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