Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Frugal Table Meal Plan and Grocery List

There are some great things on the Menu this week at the Frugal Table! Remember that within each recipe there are ways for you to cut extra costs for your family; use only 1/2 of the meat requested per recipe, leave out all the "Extra" toppings etc., go with frozen/canned fruit and veggies instead of fresh, look for salad mix's on manager special and don't forget to use COUPONS and match them with your sale flier.

Frugal Table Meal Plan

Monday-Sausage, Egg and Cheese Tartlets with Fresh Fruit
Tuesday- Chicken Tetrazzini with fresh veggies
Wednesday- Pizza Night
Thursday- California Roll ups w/ carrots on the side
Friday- Apple Pancake Puffs w/ Bacon and Orange Juice
Saturday- Pasta E Fagolio Soup w/ fresh bread and a salad
Sunday- Chili Mac with Garlic Bread

Bonus: Triple Chocolate Brownies

Grocery List: All meals serve at least 4

Monday- Sausage, Egg and Cheese Tartlets with Fresh Fruit

2 containers of crescent rolls (Pillsbury recipe creations or regular crescents)
1/2 lb sausage
2/3 cup cheese (swiss or cheddar work good)
2 eggs
2 medium, chopped green onion (optional... but oh so yummy!)
6 TB heavy whipping cream

Choice of Fresh Fruit (mandarin oranges mixed w/ bananna and pineapple is a good mix!)

Tuesday- Chicken Tetrazzini w/ Fresh Veggies

7 oz cooked spaghetti
1 small can mushroom pieces *optional
3 cups cooked chicken
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
Parmesan cheese

Fresh Broccoli or your choice of veggie on the side

Wednesday- Pizza Night

Order in, make your own (try our bubble pizza or taco pizza recipes) or get a frozen pizza!

Thursday- California Roll Ups w/ carrots on the side

4 burrito size flour tortillas (wheat or veggie flavored would be great too)
Sliced Mozzarella
Bean Sprouts
Mayo or Ranch Dressing

Carrots on the side

Friday- Apple Pancake Puffs w/ Bacon and Orange Juice

6 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
3T sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup butter
3 medium apples, cut and sliced (your choice of apple- I used granny smith)

Orange Juice (or your choice of drink!)

Pasta e Fagioli Soup w/ fresh bread and salad

2/3 lb Ground beef
4 oz chopped onion (about 1/2 of a medium)
4 2/3 oz slivered Carrots
4 2/3 oz diced celery
16 oz tomatoes, canned, diced
2/3 cup cooked Red Kidney Beans
2/3 cup cooked white Kidney Beans
32 oz beef stock
1 tsp. Oregano
3/4 tsp. Pepper
1 2/3 tsp fresh, chopped Parsley
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
16 oz Spaghetti sauce
3 oz dry pasta bow tie macaroni (or noodle of choice)

Pillsbury freezer french baguettes (or bread of choice)
Lettuce and Salad fixings

Sunday: Chili Mac w/ Garlic Bread

1 can beanless chili (chili w/ beans works too!)
3/4 can ketchup
1 tbs. worchestershire sauce
1 box of spaghetti
parmesan cheese or shredded cheese
Garlic Bread

Bonus: Triple Chocolate Brownies (these are SOOOO GOOD, trust me!)

1 box of chocolate cake mix (any kind)
1 box chocolate pudding (4 serving size)
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 cup of milk

(If you get all of these ingredients at Aldi it will only cost you about $2.50. The recipe makes a huge sheet cake of brownies! Enough to feed 20!)


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Jackie said...

LOVE this! thanks so much!