Frugal $5 Dinner Menu Week 48 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!

I joked with friends that I wasn’t going to bother with a menu plan this week since 2 of us had been sick, one is out of town, and so many leftovers.  But old habits die hard :-)

Here’s what we’ll be cooking/eating this week:
Leftover BBQ Chicken Legs
Baked Potato Soup (I have 15 lbs. potatoes untouched)
Turkey Salad (like tuna salad)
Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Mac & Cheese, Hot Dogs, Apple and Orange Slices
last week we also were treated out to pizza and a sit down 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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