What do couponers eat all day? When I first started couponing, I was worried that all I would be feeding my family was hot sauce and potato chips. Doesn't sound incredibly healthy...or even all that tasty.
I will admit that back before my husband and I had children we ate a lot healthier and I cooked things from scratch a lot more. But eating like that is very expensive. My kids still get fruits and vegetables with every meal (minus breakfast) but I certainly don't make everything from scratch.
Each Monday I am going to attempt to post what we are eating that week for dinner, just so people have an idea (but please don't judge me if you are a health nut). Keep in mind that I did not necessarily purchase the items for this weeks meals in my last shopping trip, a lot of it comes from what I already had on hand from pervious sales.
(I plan my meals Friday to Friday. It's strange, but just works that way with the days that I shop.)
Friday: Frozen Pizza & Green Salad. We are attempting to eat our way through our freezer since I had to cram all of my chest freezer stuff into my side by side combo when the freezer died a few weeks ago. Hopefully I will be able to fit the ice maker back in soon. Plus, who doesn't love Friday Night Pizza?
Saturday: Hawaiian Haystack Leftovers. I had some chicken and rice leftover from meals last week and so we just ate naked Hawaiian Haystacks. The kids LOVE chicken and rice.
Sunday: Vegetable Soup. This was Mack's request for the week. I found a recipe on pinterest and it was totally easy and delicious. A great mix of canned vegetables and broths, fresh celery and carrots, and frozen peas. The kids even liked it, I was shocked!
Monday: Pigs in a Blanket. We got free hot dogs a few months ago that have been in the freezer. I am wrapping those in Grands Pillsbury Biscuits (the canned ones) that I have had in the freezer for a while (yes, they freeze fine). I got the hot dogs and biscuits for free, so this meal is bound to taste great tonight.
Tuesday: Bean Burritos. Black Beans. Cheese. Salsa. Tortilla. Easy. Delicious.
Wednesday: Spaghetti & Sausage. Spaghetti is every frugal persons go to meal. Plus kids love it. We don't have spaghetti super often because it is something that I don't love. But I have some free chicken sausage in the freezer and I love to slice it up with spaghetti. YUM!
Thursday: Pasta Salad. Is that two pasta dishes in a row? I am losing my touch. Most families wouldn't consider this a meal. But it is still pretty warm here in AZ, and this is a light meal that everyone in our family loves.
I always have sides. A fruit and a vegetable, but I don't plan those out, I just use what I have on hand. It is certainly nothing gourmet, but it sure is cheap. The vegetable soup we had last night couldn't have cost more than $2 for the whole pot.