Sunday, August 4, 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. Pulled Pork
2. Spaghetti
3. Cheesy Potatoes
4. Baked Potatoes & Broccoli
5. Tacos
6. Hot Italian Sandwiches & Homemade Fries
7. Tacos

And here is what we actually made this week:

1. Sunday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
2. Monday: Cabbage Rolls
3. Tuesday: Cheesy Potatoes
4. Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
5. Thursday: Taco Pie
6. Friday: Pork Tenderloin
7. Saturday: Spaghetti

Sunday: We had some pulled pork in the freezer, so I pulled that out to thaw and added some BBQ sauce to it and made BBQ sandwiches. I served this with corn on the cob and potato salad. 

Monday: My daughter requested cabbage rolls for dinner recently, so that's what I made today. I served these with steamed broccoli and seasoned rice. 

Tuesday: I pulled some ground beef from the freezer and made Cheesy Potatoes for dinner. I served this with steamed broccoli and corn and also had some bread sticks to serve. 

Wednesday: We went to town to use faster WiFi to work and stayed later than we planned. We didn't get home until 7 p.m., but I still managed to cook something and not go out to eat or pick up fast food. 

I don't normally  make breakfast for dinner, but eggs are quick enough to make, so that's what we did. I served it with toast, some leftover mixed vegetables and sliced tomatoes. It hit the spot.

Thursday: I had one pound of ground beef in the fridge to thaw and decided to make a taco pie. We had a can of crescent rolls we bought on mark down for 53¢, so I baked that, made some taco meat and baked it long enough for the cheese to melt. I served it with lettuce, tomato, and onion on top along with a dollop of sour cream. 

Friday: I took a Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin out of the freezer yesterday to thaw and made that in the Instant Pot today. I made potatoes in my other Instant Pot and made mashed potatoes with those using half and half that my daughter picked up on mark down. I served this with green beans & onions as a side dish. 

Saturday:  This day I went to pull some meat from the freezer and Italian Sausage was right up front, so that's what I pulled out. I made spaghetti and used fettuccine noodles since they were up front too. I served this with a side salad and garlic cheese bread sticks. 

What was on the menu in your home this week?

Belinda
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12 comments :

Practical Parsimony said...

Last night I cooked turkey slices, and frozen Brussel's Sprouts and sliced tomatoes. I have no idea what I ate the rest of the week.

Belinda said...

That sounds good, I love Brussel Sprouts.

Kelly Campbell said...


Sunday - BBQ Pork Ribs
Monday - Fried Chicken
Tuesday - Submarines
Wednesday - Hamburgers
Thursday - Potato Soup
Friday - Meatloaf
Saturday - Breakfast for dinner

Belinda said...

Sounds so good, Kelly. We love Submarines here. We don't have them very often on the dinner menu, but I need to change that. LOL

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Everything sounds delicious.
Sometimes I have an omelet for dinner. I’ve found that light dinners help me sleep better. 😊

Anne in the kitchen said...

Another week of good food! I think the freezer is the most under-appreciated appliance in the house!

Nana D said...

We have breakfast for dinner often. It's so quick and easy!

Belinda said...

I agree, it was definitely quick and easy and I really liked that.

Belinda said...

Thank you, Anne. And I agree about the freezer. We save so much money with ours.

Belinda said...

That's great, Nil. I love a good omelet too.

Unknown said...

Everything sounds so good! We had an easy week of meals. I packed hot cereals, eggs, and bread for breakfasts. Lunches were the option of leftovers from the night before or sandwiches (sunbutter and jelly or fried egg). Every night we had a casserole I had made in advance and frozen -- with the exception of one night splurge where we ate out since we were on vacation, but even then we were careful and spent $23 for 3 people.

Belinda said...

Thank you. You did really good having meals from home and only having one meal out and even then spent very little. Kudos to you!

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