Sunday, July 14, 2019

My Frugal Kitchen: What We Ate This Week

Here is a list of what I planned on making for dinner this past week:  

1. Chicken & Dressing
2. Chicken Pot Pie
3. Chili Tacos
4. Bean & Cheese Enchiladas, Mexican Rice
5. Meatloaf
6. Baked Potatoes & Broccoli
7. Grilled Chicken

Sides This Week:

1. Pasta Salad
2. Cole Slaw
3. Cucumber Salad

And here is what we actually made this week:

Sunday: We've been craving a chicken pot pie for a while now, but it's so hot, so I brought out the toaster oven and made a small one to satisfy us. The toaster oven uses less energy and gets up the house less, so a win-win. 

Monday & Tuesday: On Monday I took out some chicken breasts to thaw and then cooked them in the Instant Pot later. I then made the Chicken & Dressing that I was going to make last week. I served this with homemade mashed potatoes and Italian green beans with onions. There was enough left over to have on Tuesday as well. 

Wednesday: Chicken was taken out of the freezer to thaw, so I decided to grill it on the George Foreman grill. I made brown rice and steamed broccoli to go along with this. 

Thursday: Hamburgers with the works. 

Friday: Homemade pizzas and salad. 

Saturday: Tacos with all the sides...lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, taco sauce, sour cream. This was my favorite meal of the week. 

What was on the menu in your home this week?

Belinda
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16 comments :

  1. Great minds, I had been craving a chicken pot pie within the past couple of weeks and I did buy one and,like you, did it in the toaster oven.

    I usually do them quite a bit in the winter, but for some reason this past winter it just wasn't on my radar.

    We enjoyed it although it was a warmer day, but it still hit the spot.

    Nice variety of meals.

    Have a good week!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lou. We do pot pies in the winter more than the summer too. I'm going to make a Ham pot pie this week. It will be my first time making one of thoses, but I think it will be good. I hope you have a good week too. :)

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    2. Ooo, yes! A thick ham and potato soup with a crust. That would be yummy!

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    3. I think so too, Nichole. :)

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  2. Last week we ate: salmon (my husband -it's his favorite), tacos, carnitas, burgers w/coleslaw. I ate everything over a salad.

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    1. That's a great menu and so healthy. I would love all of that. It's been a long time since we've had salmon. I need to include it in our menus soon.

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  3. My sister makes the best chicken pie I have ever tasted and I am going to have her make some while she is here.

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    1. Oh, that sounds so good, Kim. Maybe she will share her recipe with us?

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  4. We had sandwiches, hot dogs, meatloaf, hamburgers, ate out on Friday (to get my mom out and socialize a bit), pork ribs and lastly fried chicken

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    1. Oh, that all sounds good, Kelly. We need to have fried chicken soon.

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  5. Chicken and dressing and pot pie sounds so yummy! We had a huge pot roast and gravy today, with rice, squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes. We def. have enough roast left over to eat again this week.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. We had pork roast yesterday with enough for leftovers today too. Great mind think alike. Your dinner sounds great.

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  6. I like chicken pot pie but never make it in the summertime. Maybe I would if I had a toaster over though.

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    1. That was my big turn off, Anne. Heating up the house, so I drug our toaster oven out of the pantry and we've used it several times since then.

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  7. We love our tacos, too! One of my dreamed-of appliances is a toaster oven. I don't like turning on the oven in this heat either.

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    1. Ditto on heating up the house more than necessary. Good thing we don't have to do that with tacos. LOL :)

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