Saturday, May 12, 2018

My Frugal Kitchen ~ What We Ate This Week

On Sunday I was busy working in the kitchen trying to get ready for the work week. I made potato salad, sweet tea, scalloped potatoes, and pasta salad. 

The pasta salad was put into individual bowls for lunches at work. There was enough made that it lasted all week long, which was great! 

I also soaked some dried chick peas and cooked those and turned them into mock tuna salad and brought those with me for lunches this past week also. 

Sunday Dinner

Chicken Patties
Scalloped Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables

I made the chicken patties using a can of chicken that I had on the pantry shelf. They were just OK and I won't make them like that again. 

The scalloped potatoes were ones I made from scratch and better than anything from a box. Potatoes, onions, butter, flour, and milk. Just plain and simple good food. 

Monday Dinner

Deconstructed Egg Rolls
Asian Stir Fried Rice
Stir Fried Vegetables

Tuesday Dinner
No Photo, Sorry
Free Birthday Dinner #1
Dam Deli
Patty Melt
Fried Pickles
Wednesday & Thursday

Free Birthday Dinner #2
Italian Combo
Lasagna, Manicotti, & Cheese Ravioli 
with Meat Sauce
Family Salad Bowl
Fresh Baked Garlic Rolls
Birthday Ice Cream & Cookie
This was enough food for me on Wednesday 
& 2 of us on Thursday

Friday Night

My Dad was in town and took all of us out to dinner at the Mexican Restaurant. He said it was for my birthday and Bailey's graduation. 
I had a Chili Relleno, Taco, Refried Beans and Mexican Rice. 

So, we ate out three times this week, which is really unusual for us anymore. It was nice to have the time off from the kitchen, cleaning and cooking. 

What was for dinner in your home this week?

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. WOW got to love those meals out. Nice break!
    happy birthday to you!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. We enjoyed the meals out very much.

  2. I had home cooked meals all week. Mostly leftover food. :)
    What are deconstructed egg rolls?

    1. It's basically sausage, coleslaw mix, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper, and some soy sauce. Everything you would put in an egg roll without the wrapper. They are very good.

  3. Happy birthday! Everything looks and sounds great!

  4. The first picture is very pretty with the plate showing through the food.


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