Welcome to my weekly series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget. Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. It’s a tight budget and I failed miserably recently, but we have lots of financial goals, so I need to get it back in line.
This Week in the Kitchen:
Every week, I’m trying to double at least ONE meal to put in the freezer, but after last week’s marathon freezer cooking sessions, I laid low this week. I did double a batch of my family’s favorite: Red Pepper & Feta Turkey Burgers and felt accomplished. 😉
I’m still trying new things in my Instant Pot. This weekend, I’m attempting a cheesecake. I’ll let you know how it goes.
This Week’s Dinners:
Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner! My family finally let me get away with this, but I really wasn’t in any mood to cook an elaborate dinner, so it was scrambled eggs with ham, hash browns, and toast.
Monday: Crazy day, so I bought a rotisserie chicken. I served with store bought mashed potatoes, and steamed vegetables. Not a single complaint!
- Red Pepper & Feta Turkey Burgers
- french fries
- Chicken Orzo Soup: I used some cooked chicken and homemade chicken stock from last week’s freezer cooking session. I put in too much orzo and it soaked up all of the stock, so the dish was more like a casserole than a soup. It was still delicious and my family gobbled it up.
- garden salad
- Homemade Sugar-Free Applesauce
- grilled porkchops
- one pan sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts
- homemade sugar-free applesauce
Friday: I’m grilling burgers (again) that I found marked down really cheap, garden salad, applesauce.
Saturday: Baked Ziti, garden salad, garlic bread.
This week’s breakfasts, lunches, and snacks:
Breakfasts included cereal, eggs & toast. Lunches included leftovers, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, soups, apples, pretzels, and yogurt sticks.
What did you make this week that your family enjoyed? I’m always looking for new recipes. Please share in the comments.