Sunday, September 13, 2009

$5.00 Menu

I always aim for $5.00 a meal, sometimes I'm a little over. I calculate the main ingredients prices and round up for smaller ingredients such as spices. I am able to make most dinners for $5.00 or less because of my coupon shopping and stockpiling.

This week, my frugal challenge is to NOT use the oven at all. conserve electricity. You will see several crock pot recipes in my menu, probably many more in up-coming weeks. One of the best cookbooks for crockpot cooking is the Fix It and Forget It Series. Check it out here if you don't have it.

Sunday: Pasta Salad, cut up veggies $2.00

Monday: End of Summer Harvest Soup in Crock Pot $4.00

Tuesday: Veggie Helper $2.00

Wednesday: Mexican Rice & Beans (from Fix It & Forget It Lightly Cookbook) $4.00

Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner! Eggs & Pancakes $2.00

Friday: Veggie Burgers & Fries $3.50

Saturday: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter & Green Salad (I will use frozen ravioli) $3.00

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Blogger SnoWhite said...

I have the end of summer harvest soup on my menu this week too! Can't wait to try it.

Blessings on your week!

September 14, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

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