Here are the recipes I made this week for my dinners. All these fed a family of four plus some for lunches the next day. I do not typically buy any lunch items. I typically use leftovers for lunch.
Monday: Chicken Fajitas
This is a pretty self explanatory supper. I marinate four chicken breasts in a fajita seasoning most of the day. I then grill the chicken. I chop 1 onion, 1 green pepper, and fry in some olive oil on the stove. I then heat up a few 10 inch tortillas of your choice. I then cut up the chicken and place some on a tortilla and put some onions and peppers on the tortilla. Easy and frugal. Just how I like it.
Tuesday: Here was a change of plans
I made hamburgers on the grill and french fries. It was nice out and I had extra hamburger this week, so we wanted to grill.
1 lb. ground beef
packet of taco seasoning
This is a meal I never make the same. I brown 1 lb. ground beef in a skillet and add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Sometimes, I do make my own taco seasoning. I will post a list of these later. Toppings are usually: Olives, cheese, onion, sour cream and salsa. I use whatever I have on hand.
Thursday: Corned beef and cabbage
In honor of St. Patrick's day, I made corned beef and cabbage. This turned into a very cheap meal. The cabbage was .19/ lb. and the corned beef was $1.49/ lb. Not too bad. I made mashed potatoes and carrots to go with this along with the St. Patrick's Day Pie. This was a wonderful meal, that even the kids ate.
Friday: Fish Sandwiches
I am making breaded fish fillets and putting them on a bun. I am topping with homemade tartar sauce. We will also be having potato salad with this.
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. dill pickle relish
1/4 tsp. dill pickle juice
Mix together and serve.
This is only pennies to make and tastes just as good as the sauces you can buy in the grocery store.