Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! Spring is coming, and that means the season for green leafies, leeks, and asparagus. I am perusing my Use Up Garden Produce board for lots of green veggie ideas in March.

Monday: Lentil Taco Salad

Tuesday: Cheese Grits with Roasted Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Asparagus

Wednesday: Pearl Onions, Peas, and Bacon and Bacon-wrapped Chicken Tenders

Thursday: I am bringing Chick Fil-A to share, since I’m teaching my last Population Health class and we are having a carry-in (woot!). Kids get huntin’ and peckin’.

Friday: Healthy Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

Saturday: Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks and Thyme, Hamburgers with Butter and Wine

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Monday: English Muffin Pizzas (and low carb bell peppers with sauce and cheese for me)

Tuesday: Chicken and Veggie Teriyaki Stir Fry

Wednesday: Turkey Pastrami Sandwiches, Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Thursday: I am teaching from 6-10, so hunt and peck for the family

Friday: Teaching all day again. Instant Pot to the rescue (I hope). Loaded Baked Potatoes.

Saturday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce in Slow Cooker (I am out all day). I am eating it over spaghetti squash made in the Instant Pot

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

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Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Monday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Rolls using Grandma’s Leftover Homemade Rolls

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Middle Child’s Birthday-She chooses Taco Salad and Donuts for her birthday feast

Thursday: Hunt and Peck-I’m teaching tonight

Friday: I’m teaching OB- English Muffin Pizzas, Corn

Saturday: Date night for us, hot dogs forkids

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re planning something special for Valentine’s, try my cake board.

Monday: Chorizo Sausage, Sweet Potato, Pepper and Onion , and Homemade Guac  with Belgian Endive Scoops

Tuesday: Cheese Grits with Roasted Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday: Broccoli Mac n Cheese

Thursday: Tuna Tetrazzini with Peas

Friday: I get home from the hospital at 6 and family is in town. Ordering from Domino’s using a gift card.

Saturday Lunch: Birthday party at lunch time, making homemade Captain Barnacles Cake, veggie tray, fruit tray, Taco Dip, Skyline Chili Dip (it’s a local thing), Maple Caramel Bacon Crack, Triple Decker Mini PB & Js for the kids, bottled water, juice boxes, chips

Saturday Dinner: Spaghetti with Epic Garlic Bread

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re dealing with snow and ice, check out my Eat Like A Peasant-Soup board.

Monday: Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Bowls with Rice and Fixins, Roasted Broccoli

Tuesday: Open Faced Burgers, Sauteed Mixed Veggies

Wednesday: Taco Salad with Chorizo Sausage

Thursday: The Mister is making Tuna Tetrazzini with Peas (we’ll see if the kids revolt, lol)

Friday: Pizza Friday (frozen pizzas)

Saturday: Spaghetti with Epic Garlic Bread

Sunday: Clean Out Fridge

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re dealing with snow and ice, check out my Eat Like A Peasant-Soup board.

Monday: Onion Soup using homemade Bone Broth, Salad

Tuesday: Leftover onion soup

Wednesday: Bunless burgers with lettuce and tomato, broccoli

Thursday: Hunt and peck

Friday: Instant Pot Pork Chops and Celery Rice

Saturday: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets, Au Gratin Potatoes

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Making: Sahlab (Egyptian sweet vanilla milk drink), Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re dealing with snow and ice, check out my Eat Like A Peasant-Soup board.

Monday: Reheating frozen Swedish Meatballs from my mom in the slow cooker with grape jelly/chili sauce, Broccoli

Tuesday: Baby Girl’s 3rd Birthday! She gets to choose, so it’s Spongebob Mac ‘n Cheese, Hot Dogs, Sliced Tomatoes and Bell Peppers,  Corn, and Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Wednesday: Skillet Beef Fajitas

Thursday: BLT Chopped Salad

Friday: Lentil and Onion Spread over Rice, Salad

Saturday: Bob Evans with Dad, then seeing a show with my sister

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Making: Bone broth, Berry Coconut Breakfast Bowl, Veggie Hash with Eggs

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re dealing with snow and ice, check out my Eat Like A Peasant-Soup board.  I’m whipping out my copy of Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking and making Potato Leek Soup this week.

Monday: Instant Pot Pork Chops and Celery Rice

Tuesday: Didn’t make Baked Beans last week since we were still recovering from a virus,but I think I will try this Instant Pot Baked Beans tonight, Beer Bread

Wednesday: Leftover Baked Beans and Beer Bread

Thursday: I have an errand to run in the evening, so it’s hunt and peck

Friday: Taco Salad made with Beef and Pintos

Saturday: Potato Leek Soup from Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Fresh Homemade Bread and Butter

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Making: Copycat Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte, Plotting to make Healthy Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals to prep for my 6-week practicum. If you have any healthy favorites that do not use canned or dried soup mixes, please share a link!

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Frugal Step: Make A Menu 1st Week of January 2017

Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! If you’re doing a pantry challenge this month, check out my Frugal Bean Recipes board.

Breakfasts:

Oatmeal or Cinnamon toast or frozen waffle (on school days only)

Lunches:

PB & J or Yogurt or piece of cheese/turkey sticks, carrots or sliced peppers or sliced tomatoes, small salad (for me), applesauce or raisins or fresh fruit, crackers, homemade cookie or fruit snacks

Dinners:

Monday: Oven-baked loaded baked potatoes with butter, cheese, and leftover bacon (I scrub and pierce each potato, rub with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, pop directly onto the oven rack and bake for 70 minutes on 350)

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage, Amish Potato Rolls

Wednesday: Leftover beef and cabbage

Thursday: Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans, Beer Bread

Friday: Leftover baked beans and a fresh loaf of Beer Bread

Saturday: Hunt and peck (I’m seeing a Broadway show)

Sunday: Hunt and peck

Making: Instant Pot Greek Yogurt, DIY London Fog Tea Latte, Sahlab (I read about it in Rick Riordan’s Red Pyramid, and being a vanilla lover, wanted to try)

Edited: Check out this yummy Sahlab!

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