Today for Menu Plan Monday, I’m going to do things a little bit different (I hope you don’t mind!)

Today I’m ASKING for recipes.

A lot of our meals and snacks are probably pretty frugal, but the fact is, I don’t really KNOW how much they each cost to prepare. I want to start paying attention to that and planning the meals for the day with their cost in mind. Do you know that even if I planned a dollar, per person, per meal, per day (and knowing that hubby doesn’t eat lunch or snacks with us on the weekdays) my grocery bill, FOR FOOD ALONE, would still be $585!!

I spend about $600 dollars a month right now for everything (paper towels, toilet paper, EVERYTHING) so I must be spending less than a dollar a day, per person, per meal already. Still, I need to set that as my limit, start calculating the average costs of our current recipes and start looking for new low-cost recipes to replace the more expensive ones.

So here’s where I need a favor.

I need you to send me your favorite $5 or under recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack and supper. (Bear in mind that I have a picky family, we mainly eat ground beef and chicken and some vegetarian dishes – I know, that makes it harder.)

So what your favorite low cost meal of the day?

Inquiring minds want to know!


As far as Menu Planning for this week, I don’t really have one yet. I’m going to have to go shopping today for the rest of the week and then I have to plan for having family here over the weekend to help me work on the kitchen – those will probably be crock pot days!

Menu Plan Monday is hosted by Laura the Organizing Junkie!

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!