Frugal $5 Dinner Menu Week 47 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!

The clearing of the fridge and freezer space has gone pretty well this week, although I still have some work to do.  We didn’t get to the BBQ chicken legs last week so those are on the menu for tonight. 

Here’s what we’ll be cooking/eating this week:
Leftover Nacho Pie
BBQ Chicken Legs
Montreal Seasoned Pork Tenderloin
Turkey Dinner

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 breakdown, 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. Nacho pie sounds great! I have a menu Monday link up if you want to link up every week. Have a great week! Erin