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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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! Check out my new Instant Pot Recipes board.

Monday: Christmas Leftovers

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Leftovers (do we see a theme?)

Thursday: Lentil Taco Salad

Friday: Shirred Eggs with Herbs and Garlic, Peas, Potato Rolls (using leftover mashed potatoes)

Saturday: NYE dinner with friends

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! Check out my new Instant Pot Recipes board.

Monday: BLTs, Sliced Apples

Tuesday: Hunt and Peck for most of the family (our Daisy troop is having a pizza party)

Wednesday: Dinner at Aladdin’s thanks to a 50% off Groupon

Thursday: Sister in town and two extra overnight guests- picking up veggie wraps and panini from Boro Bistro

Friday: In-laws here and I work. Pre-Christmas pizza using a gift card from Swagbucks (I aim for one $25 gift card per month minimum).

Saturday: Christmas Eve. Eating healthy with Lentil Taco Salad.

Sunday: Christmas Dinner for turkey haters. Slow Cooker Coke Beef Pot Roast and Veggies, Pumpkin Pie, Slow Cooker Creamed Corn, Tuxedo Cake, Beer Bread

Baking: Sugar Cookies,

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! Check out my new Instant Pot Recipes board.

Monday: BLT Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday: Taco Salad with Beef and Pintos

Wednesday: Loaded Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Thursday: Tuscan Baked Eggs

Friday: Spaghetti with my famous Uncle Angelo’s sauce (A family recipe- we will make extra for my son’s Culture Day at school, and let the kids dip it in bread. He is sharing our Sicilian culture).

Saturday: Family Christmas Party

Sunday: Hunt and Peck

Making: Yogurt in the Instant Pot, Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Bread, Iced Sugar Cookies, Grinch Cookies

 

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

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Most of the recipes I link to can be found in my Pinterest boards. Check them out- lots of frugal dishes! Check out my new Instant Pot Recipes board.

Monday: Deviled Eggs made with Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs, Corn

Tuesday: BLT Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday: Instant Pot Carnitas over Rice with Cilantro, Tomato, Cheese and Homemade Guacamole

Thursday: Leftover Carnitas

Friday: Loaded Oven-Baked Potatoes

Saturday: Office Christmas party. The kids are home and get chicken fingers or fish sticks.

Frugal Step: Make A Menu

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This week are starting out with a horrible virus and it ends with Thanksgiving. The mister and I are on a pretty much soup and toast diet thanks to very raw throats, and the kids will be eating hot dogs, toast, and eggs.

Not sure if we will be doing Thanksgiving with the family, but if so, we will be enjoying leftovers the rest of the week.

I think we’ll just call this an official Hunt and Peck Week.