Since so many of you (via Facebook) showed interest in seeing my frugal weekly meal plan I’m going to be sharing it here every Friday. I hope it doesn’t get too boring because we tend to eat pretty simply. I will try to share a link to the recipes as often as I can since I know people will be interested in making them. Also, to keep things simple I am only going to be sharing my dinners for Monday-Friday. We tend to eat leftovers, frozen pizza or sandwiches for lunch and on the weekends so I don’t think listing that would help you too much. I don’t menu plan for breakfast either, but here is a list of things that we typically eat.
Snacks tend to be simple as well with things like fruit, cheese & crackers, energy bites, etc. As you can see I cook from scratch a lot and try not to rely too much on convenience foods because it costs more than if I make it myself. Since I know people may want to know my budget is between $75-100 per week for food and household items (diapers, shampoo, dog food, paper towels, etc.) for a family of four. I try to keep it on the lower end, but like to give myself some breathing room if I need it. I shop at Aldi for most things and try to use coupons when I can at other stores. So anyway, on to the dinners!
Fried Chicken Strips (homemade)
BBQ at Bible Study
Easy Tuna Salad (Mix 4 oz can tuna, 4 diced hard boiled eggs, 1/4 cup relish and 1/4 cup mayo.)
Baked Potatoes (using this method)
What’s for dinner at your house this week? I’d love to know!