Sunday, February 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - The Eat-In Edition!

The point of my series, Frugal Feasting, is to help us save money on groceries. So far, we have talked about buying in bulk, buying things on sale, and mega-cooking (including some tips for really Mega-Cooking). This week we are going to talk about the thing that saves me the most money of all - not going out for dinner!

We very rarely go out to eat. When we do, it is a special occasion, and we usually split entrees. I'm sure that waitresses hate us, but we do try to tip good. I don't always feel like cooking but I have some great tricks for those nights I just can't do it. We are going to talk about those this week and give you some good recipes (especially our favorite - Burrito Bowls).

So this week I'll be eating some yummy recipes and some really easy ones.

  • homemade oatmeal
  • Baked oatmeal (with the leftovers to be used as snacks)
  • eggs in some way (we have a lot of eggs right now - maybe One-eyed Egyptians?)
  • homemade bread toasted with jam (found a new recipe for Honey Whole Wheat, yum!)
  • lunchmeat and cheese sticks, veggies, crackers
  • pb and j sands
  • leftovers
  • bagels
  • Burrito Bowls
  • ham fried rice
  • soup and rolls (we have this at least once a week)
  • bread souffle
  • Italian chicken and mashed potatoes
  • quesadillas (I got a new gridle and I can do lots of quesadillas at once!)
Tune in this week for all kinds of tips and tricks for avoiding the "oh, heck, it's 5 o'clock and I don't have anything planned so let's go out to eat" trap. Check back in!

If you need more menu ideas, check out Organizing Junkie.



Brooke said...

thankfully my hubs has very generous clients that give him gift cards for his hard work. we try to use those eating out. otherwise, i just make something quick and easy at home.

Kristen said...

I love the name One Eyed will be our new name for Toad in a Hole. Thanks for the ideas.