Soups and Stews:
Potato Cheese Soup
Tomato Basil Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Breakfast for Dinner:
Captain Crunch French Toast
Cinnamon Bread French Toast
Biscuits and Gravy
Baked BBQ Chicken
Mexican Chicken Casserole with Corn Tortillas
Vegetable and Cheese Fettuccini
French Dip Sandwiches
Green Chile and Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Pot Pie
Cream Dried Beef on Toast
Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Fajitas
Pasta with Sautéed Vegetables
7 Layer Dip
Chicken Pasta Salad
Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Casserole
Crock Pot Brown Sugar Chicken on Rice
Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes
Grill (Weather permitting)
Cheese Tortellini (Costco)
I put myself on a grocery budget of $100 a week plus $100 a month for Costco (including diapers/toiletries/cleaning supplies). Most of these items get made only when ingredients are in season or on sale. I also have staple items that I only buy at Costco. And most of these items are made from scratch. So let me know if you need or want recipes.
-Waffles/Pancakes are usually accompanied by homemade coconut or cinnamon buttermilk syrup
-We make smoothies about every other day as a side dish for our meals. I throw in spinach/kale/avocado and my kids/hubby are none the wiser ;)
-Another go-to side dish is green beans. I buy the big bag of organic ones at Costco and sauté them with garlic, salt and pepper.
-On “pizza” days. It usually is one from Costco as well, the Kirkland Signature brand. I add dried basil and other toppings if we have them on hand.
-In cold weather I try to make our own honey whole wheat bread to accompany soups/pasta since it is way cheaper…and my little sister gave me her recipe that is surprisingly easy.
Carnation Instant Breakfast
I'm sure there are items I am forgetting. But this is the current list. I usually ask my hubs and kids what they want that week and fill in the rest with what I feel like cooking. We also have one eat-out meal a week. We either pick up Dad for lunch or go out one night for dinner. (It usually ends up being Chick-fil-a per the kiddos request)