Frugal $5 Menu Plan March 2013

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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. Because we cook multiples of each dish, we spend less time cleaning, cooking, and meal planning!

Right now I have a lot of chicken and pork in the freezer.  I’m only including the sides that I have
planned since we eat a lot of fresh fruit and won’t know what fruits
will be on sale each week.

Dishes We’re Cooking (Hubby cooks a lot when he’s home)
2x Chicken Tortilla Soup (left from February’s menu)
5 Minute Onion Mushroom Pork Chops over Rice  (left from February’s menu)
Grilled Chicken 
2x Chicken Pot Pie
Smoked Turkey
Soft Tacos
2x Grilled Pork Chops
Planned Fast Food
McDonald’s $1 menu
Wendy’s on half price kid’s meal night

We make it a point to eat leftovers every few nights, so this should be plenty of meals to get us through the month of March.

I’d like to work in a few new recipes this year.  I’d love to hear
your suggestions of things you haven’t seen on my menus before!

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