Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Frugal Table Grocery List

This week we are having some warm, yummy comfort foods on a budget.

Frugal Table Meal Plan

Monday: Calzones

Tuesday: Chicken Bruschetta with green beans

Wednesday: Wafflewiches

Thursday: Beef Stroganoff

Friday: Vegetable Cheese soup w/ Homeade Bread

Saturday: Marinated Pork w/ homeade appleasauce, roasted potatoes and green beans

Sunday: Breakfast Bubble Pizza

Here is your Grocery List:

Makes 6 small calzones

1 Jar pizza sauce
1 cup mozzerella or pizza cheese
pepperoni or other pizza toppings
refrigerated pizza dough (or make your own cheap!) Click on our link on the right and it you can print off a coupon for pillsbury pizza dough (mine ended up being free!) and Muir Glen tomatoes (to make your own sauce)

Tuesday: Chicken Bruschetta
Serves 6, 1 cup each

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (using on the link on our sidebar, you can print of a coupon for Muir Glenn tomatoes and get your tomatoes for VERY cheap!)
1 pkg. Stuffing mix for Chicken
2 cloves garlic (or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder)
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp. dried basil leave (This is optional, if you don't already have these or can't get a great deal on dried or fresh basil you can leave it out b/c they are semi-pricey)
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

Wednesday: Wafflewiches
Serves 4

Bisquick or Frozen Buttermilk waffles

Turkey Deli Meat
Cheddar Cheese
Red Onion
*All of the above were the sandwich toppings we chose. You can be creative and make your own sandwich up w/a different meat or whatever you have on hand!

Thursday: Beef Stroganoff

Garlic powder
1 3/4 lb boneless beef round steak (to save money, I only bought 3/4 of a lb of round steak)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope dried onion soup mix
9 0z- jar sliced mushrooms (or fresh mushrooms if you can get a good deal)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbs. minced fresh parsley (I opted to not buy this)

Friday: Vegetable cheese Soup
Serves 6, 1 cup each

1 pkg. frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix
2 cans chicken broth
3/4 lb Velveeta cheese

Homeade French Bread

2 tb. butter
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tb. sugar
1/ 1/2 tsp.salt
2 1/2 tsp fast rising yeast

Saturday: Marinated Pork w/ homeade Applesauce and roasted potatoes/beans
This is my favorite Rachel Ray recipe. Sooo yummy and easy!
Serves: 4

4 center cut boneless pork chops
1/4 cup soy sauce
orange juice

4 Macintosh apples
1 cup apple juice (or cider)
brown sugar

1 1/2 lb red skinned potatoes
olive oil
fresh green beans (or canned)

Sunday: Breakfast Bubble Pizza
Serves 6

2 tubes buttermilk biscuits (buy the small, cheap ones that come in a pack of 4)
Sausage gravy (Tennessee Pride on sale right now for $1.00)
(if you have some frozen from the last time we made sausage gravy, this is the time to get it out. If not, you can buy sausage gravy pretty cheap or just make your own w/ sausage, flour and milk)
Cheddar Cheese

That's it folks. This week is so yummy and sure to provide lots of leftovers to freeze or for lunch the next day!

Be sure to use our sidebar link to to make your dinner this week even more frugal!


Ethiopianmomma said...


I love how you are doing your grocery list! So easy to understand. I am going to start doing mine this way too.


MommaHughes said...

Mmmmm!!! Looks like a great week! Can't wait!

amy said...

Do you have to use Macintosh apples for the applesauce? I have never made homemade before, but i just bought a whole bag of gala apples??? Love your site!! :)

Sarah Anne said...


You can use other types of apples for applesauce. I like Macintosh b/c they have a good flavor and tend to make really great applesauce. Go ahead and try your gala apples! I'm positive they will cook up just fine.