Frugal $5 Dinner Menu Week 42 of 2012

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My goal is to provide dinner for my family for an average of $5 except on special occasions. We don’t have to eat beans and rice to accomplish this goal!  I shop the grocery sales each week.  Then I plan my menu based on the foods I have already at home (at a great price). I balance more expensive meals with less expensive ones. We typically only cook a main dish 4 or 5 times a week. Each main dish cooked will serve 4-6, and the leftovers will be for easy dinners on the weekend, or to freeze for another week. This cuts down on cleaning, cooking, and meal planning- saving at us lots of time!

This week we’ll be cooking (in no particular order): 

Chick-Fil-A take out for kids night
Cheese Topped Baked Potatoes, Grilled Pork,Green Beans, Pineapple
Chicken Quesadillas, Chips and Cheese Dip, Pineapple (from the freezer)
Turkey Burgers, Bananas, Baked Beans and Carrot Sticks (from the freezer)
Spaghetti, Green Beans, Pineapple and Texas Cheese Toast 

I actually don’t want to eat pizza this week!

For 2012, I will no longer be showing the cost breakdown for our meals.  If you’d like to see some $5 menu ideas with cost breakdowns, please browse my pages for $5 Dinner Plans

This post is being linked up to Menu Plan Monday over at OrgJunkie.

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  1. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Found you from the Monday Meal Plan Hop over at OrgJunkie.
    I definitely want to check out your $5 dinner section and find some new inspiration for my batch cooking weekends. Have a wonderful week!