it's the end of the month and i'm running low with ingredients for tasty meals and ideas. i wrote about my frugal meal challenge last may when we had more month than money. it was a stretch to be creative, but we didn't starve or die from malnutrition. so once again, i'm putting on my creative hat to figure out meals for the next 5 days.
i have cheese, pasta, beef brats, chicken bites, canned salmon, some frozen and canned veggies, some dairy and other misc pantry items. what i don't have that i usually like to have on hand is frozen chicken, hamburger, pizza meat toppings, fresh veggies and $$$ for eating out!
so here's what i'm thinking for the next 5 dinner meals: salmon fettucine made with the salmon and pasta, add some veggies and call it good. cheese quesidilas tonite with ramen cabbage salad. another dinner will be brats on homemade hot dog buns. i think i have enough flour for that. never tried making hot dog buns but i make bread so i think i could conquer this too. a couple cheese pizzas on friday nite and serve with some carrot stix. and on sunday we'll have pancakes with canned fruit, syrup and peanut butter.
how bout you? what's your go-to meals when there's more month than money? and are you changing the way you eat to make your grocery dollars stretch? i figure with gas prices coming down shouldn't grocery prices come down soon too?