This is the second post (see also Frugal Shopping and Fruitful Meals Part 1) emphasizing how shopping for a family doesn’t need to be exhaustive on the budget. Families can live fruitfully without spending themselves silly! Here’s another menu to add to your frugal habits…
- Brunch: egg omelettes, sausage, English muffins.
- Supper: lemon chicken with baked potatoes, cut vegetables.
- Breakfast: bagels, canned fruit salad.
- Lunch: leftovers.
- Supper: Tacos.
- Breakfast: bagels, eggs, bananas.
- Lunch: Cynthia’s macaroni and cheese.
- Supper: Turkey, baked yams and russet potatoes, green beans.
- Breakfast: English muffins.
- Lunch: turkey sandwiches.
- Supper: chili and Lydia’s cornbread.
- Breakfast: oatmeal.
- Lunch: leftover chili.
- Supper: chinese: sweet and sour pork, egg rolls, won-tons, egg drop soup.
- Breakfast: bagels with cream cheese, bananas.
- Lunch: leftover Chinese, stirred up with rice.
- Supper: burgers.
- Breakfast: homemade granola.
- Lunch: leftover macaroni and cheese.
- Supper: fish burgers.
If you shop right, these meals don’t need to drown your pocketbook. I’ve jotted down a few more helpful shopping hints for you and your family:
- We buy bread at a local outlet for a much reduced price. I pick up 40 or more loaves at a time and freeze them in the deep freezer. I buy the really good stuff 12 grain, 100% whole wheat and so on. In this way I am able to get the cost down to $1.00 a loaf.
- I buy meat when it is a $1.66 or less a pound. Anytime I find meat for that price I buy at least 20 pounds.
- Spices at a bargain center.
- Peanut butter is bought at Sam’s in the 6lb size.
- We buy dried beans at Wal-mart and Cynthia cooks up a large kettleful, once a month and freezes them in a convenient size freezer bags.
In case you missed Part 1: Frugal Shopping and Fruitful Meals (Part 1). This link includes a video interview from our TLC show.