This Week’s Dinners:
Saturday: Valentine’s Day – Baked Salmon Packets, baked sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts for me and my husband. It was too cold to grill so I made foil packets instead. I made Parmesan chicken tenders, boxed mac & cheese and peas for the kids. I try to limit the boxed stuff, but they requested it for V-day.
I also do not usually make two separate meals, but the kids didn’t want the salmon and I was fine with that since I only buy wild-caught salmon. It’s more expensive than farm-raised (like twice the price) so it’s a special treat, but I will not eat farm-raised fish after watching a 60 Minutes segment about the practice–disgusting.
Sunday: Roasted chicken, mashed taters, gravy, and summer corn
Monday: Creamy Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Skillet Pasta from $5 Dinners. I really liked the pasta, but my kids didn’t like the smokey taste of the sun-dried tomatoes.
Tuesday: Roasted pork chops and potatoes, steamed broccoli, homemade applesauce.
Thursday: Chicken, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas – Just 5 ingredients! I used leftover chicken from Sunday.
Friday: I’m buying a rotisserie chicken at Costco for dinner.
This week’s breakfasts, lunches & snacks:
Breakfasts: Buttermilk waffles, eggs & toast, peanut butter & banana toast, green smoothies. Lunches and snacks included turkey & cheese sandwiches, leftover pasta, apples, oranges, pretzels and way too many Girl Scout cookies.
What did your family eat on your budget this week? Also, did you try a new recipe that your family enjoyed? Tell us about it in the comments.