Our Menu: Week of June 19, 2011

In an effort to help others who are struggling under the weight of cooking for and/or eating with dietary restrictions, due to food allergies, celiac, Crohn’s or whatever, I will post some of our weekly menus, on occasion.  It may not be a complete weeks worth (nor will it be every week), but it will give you an idea of how we do it, and how we do it on a strict budget.  You are welcome to ask for the recipe for any dish.

Camera out so I have no pictures of this week's dinners. This is an old spaghetti picture.

Sunday: Grilled Cubed Steak (bought fresh from manager special), fruit salad – this was our lunch.  For dinner, we had Curry Chicken w/ mushrooms (bought 2 lb. pack of chicken breast on sale $1.99/lb., diced all and divided it for this dish and froze other for future dish; bought mushrooms for 50¢/8 oz pack on manager special earlier in the day).

Monday: Grilled Barbeque Chicken Breast ($1.99/lb.), Baked Sweet Potatoes (79¢/lb.) & Green Beans

Tuesday: “Can-Time” Pork: This recipe was delicious and perfect for in-season peaches – give it a try! (pork loin $1.79/lb. – used half for this meal and froze other half; bought peaches off Manager Special on Sunday for about 75¢/bag of 5 peaches – nothing wrong with them, just not ripe yet), Wild Rice, Sauteed Spinach

Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, garlic bread

In all, I’d say we spent around $30 for 4 nights of dinner and 1 lunch for a family of 5.  That’s pretty frugal, nutritious, and most of all, allergy-friendly!

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3 Responses to Our Menu: Week of June 19, 2011

  1. Sandy Toes says:

    I need help! This is amazing! You would croak if you knew what I spend and I shouldn’t!!! I really can’t! I just can’t seem to get this down!
    Help me!

    sandy toe

    • Cook says:

      Ok, Sandy Toes, I am here to serve you. I think a good place to start would be with the series “Frugal Food Allergy Living.” There are great tips there and will be in the weeks to come. Why don’t you start with the first post on shopping the grocery ads. It is hard to implement everything all at once. Like most things, take baby steps. Let me know more specifics ways I can help.

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