I’m Cheap.

We decided to par down our grocery bill lately. This can be difficult for me, since I like to make a wide variety of foods and they’re not usually boring or repetitive. I like the challenge of cooking complexly. So I came up with a menu for the week and thought I’d share, just in case anyone needs some ideas.

And if you have some, please share! If I get enough (7 or more), I’ll make a future post with them and links to your blog (was that shameless?)

  1. pancakes (already had a mix but it’s still only a couple bucks) & bananas
  2. breakfast burritos (tortillas, eggs, turkey sausage, cheese-had eggs and cheese, so $3.50)
  3. beef & green bean stir fry (only bought beef $5; neighbor gave us fresh green beans)
  4. turkey meatloaf and carrots ($4)
  5. pizza and mix veggies (under $6)
  6. bean soup and biscuits ($2.50 for soup mix)
  7. grilled chicken, veggies & new potatoes ($8)

Not bad! Not terribly interesting, but not awful either.

6 comments to I’m Cheap.

  • You’re not cheap, you’re fantastically frugal.

    Mrs. Xs last blog post..Unbelievably Cute!

  • lis

    Hi Singe, thanks for the comment, belated Happy Birthday to your 3-year old..Planning dishes and cooking for the week are good ideas…I like your foods.

    liss last blog post..Label World

  • I’d love to help, but I think Macaroni, Tuna and Corn isn’t for everyone. Try it, you might like it! Make the mac&cheese like you normally would, then add the corn and tuna. It helps to heat the corn.

    Stays moist the next day too! 🙂

    Some nice white trash cooking if you like the mix.

    By the way, did you see Freebie’s EC contest? I posted about it. Just thought you might want to enter being the addicted dropper you all are. hahaha

    Waynes last blog post..How’s It Going? Me? Busy.

  • nice list, i think i will buy ingredients for breakfast burritos too 🙂

    betchais last blog post..Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

  • Anymore you have to be very creative with shopping and cooking. I don’t buy anything (most things, especially produce and meats) unless it’s on sale. So I will stock up on some sale items and have a “maybe next week” mentality for those things not on sale. But I’m lucky that my husband will eat anything, well except tuna noodle casserole. I am forbidden to make that.

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  • Mrs. X: Lol…love the fantastic part 😀
    Wayne: Dh doesn’t like mac & cheese…we’ll have to try this one out next time he goes out of town.
    Lis: Thanks! If I don’t plan, we don’t eat…I’m not very good at shopping on the spot.
    Betchai: They’re surprisingly good…even as a simple dinner. Pretty filling, too.
    KDen: ITA…we do a lot of stocking up when it comes to meat sales. Otherwise it just gets way too expensive!