Like menu planning? No. Like knowing what we’re going to eat, having all ingredients on hand and not paying more than $10 for dinner..Love it! It’s not easy, but it is so worth it! Even if coupon clipping is not your thing (and it’s not always my thing either) a little bit of dinner planning can save you a lot of money! If you’re just getting started with menu planning, check out my post on How To Menu Plan in One Hour! (seriously, 1 hour!)
Part of frugal cooking, is taking ordinary ingredients and making them extraordinary in simple ways. Sauces and bright veggies make simple food look and taste more gourmet. Do you menu plan? What are you having for dinner this week?
Monday: Italian Scrambled Eggs with Red Pepper Hash Browns
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken and Angel Hair Salad
Thursday: Chicken Curry with white rice $1/2 Uncle Ben’s Rice
Friday: Creamy Lemon Spaghetti (meant to make this last week)
And dessert!$.50/1 Marie Callendar’s Fruit Pie