by Jen on February 5, 2011
So today I went grocery shopping and in an attempt to reduce our $ amount spent on food, I tried to get 2 weeks worth of meals at once. I also spent quite a bit of time with the sale flyers. So, here’s what I came up with.
Ham with Pineapple (chunk ham was on sale)
Taco Stir Fry
*Honey Lime Chicken (whole chicken was on sale)
*Creamed Corn Cassarole (will serve this with the leftover ham)
*Chicken Dish (nondescript, I know. I found it in my great-grandmothers cookbook)
*Chicken Casserole (another great title, but from the same cookbook)
Turkey Tetrazini (using the dark meat leftover from the turkey we cooked last week, also have 1.5 qts of turkey stock in my freezer now)
* are new recipes we’ve never tried before.
I hope these meals turn out so that we can serve them again. I’ve found that I get a lot more usefulness out of a whole chicken by cooking it and serving the meat then boiling the leftovers for chicken stock. And if I can use the whole chicken, then at $0.88 per pound, a 5lb chicken is cheaper than a 2.5 lb bag of chicken breasts. When I went looking for different ways to cook & flavor a whole chicken, I thought my grandma and great-grandma would have some good recipes. So I checked and found several, picking two of hers to try.
Many of these things will be served with fruit or vegetables and a bread of some kind. My husband has developed a skill for bread making. We do make all our bread from scratch now, well Matt makes our bread. Sandwich bread and dinner bread mostly, but he also has a gourmet category too. Anyway…
That’s what I’ve got on our dinner menu for the next couple of weeks. I can post the recipes if anyone wants them. Or I could wait to see how they turn out before I post the recipe.
What yummy, budget friendly recipes do you use? Are any of them on your upcoming menu plans?