Since we encountered some unexpected expenses last week, I’m going to attempt an “eat from the pantry” week and see if I can avoid going to the grocery store. I’m always torn on doing things like this though, because it seems that when I finally do go to the grocery store, that I’ve spent what I would have over two trips anyway because our cupboards and fridge are bare. If anything, though, it makes sure we eat food before it spoils and helps delay the cost of the next shopping trip. What are your favorite “frugal” dinners?
Cheesy Beans & Rice, tortilla chips
Homemade Pizza, lettuce salad
Bean & Cheese Burritos, corn
Italian Crockpot Chicken, pasta, peas
Brats on the grill, Grilled Pepper Relish (new recipe to us!)
“Chipotle-style” chicken burrito bowls
Spinach, Tomato, & Lentil Soup, bread
What’s on your menu plan this week?
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