Menu Plan Monday, May 18th


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!