Monday, February 4, 2008
February's Frugal $400 plan
I planned our dinner menu and purchased all the ingredients to start this month. For some of these I will double the recipe and freeze for a later meal. All of these meals are tried and true winners in our home. I'd be glad to post any of the recipes you request at The Full Table.
Based on the frozen turkey and ham in the freezer we'll be having:
Chicken Cilantro soup/ rolls
Azuki bean tacos
Sliced ham/ sweet potatoes
Scalloped potatoes and ham/ green beans
Lentil Sausage Soup/ bread
Northern white beans and ham/cornbread
Turkey biscuits pot pie
Sliced turkey and stuffing/ dinner salad
turkey tetrazinni/ broccoli
chili/ corn bread
baked potato bar/ dinner salad
Italian chicken and rice/brocolli
Lettuce Wraps/stir fry veggies
Egg rolls and stir fry veggies
Spent $130.45 for these ingredients and breakfast/lunch for 2 weeks at WalMart and Aldi
Spent $36.20 for monthly diapers/medicine at CVS
$233.35 remaining for February and $16 ECB to spend.
I plan to use $30 a week or less for picking up CVS deals or sale meat for March, $130 or so for remaining weekly grocery or household needs.
I'm also joining Angie's challenge and saving back all the change to purchase compact light bulbs for our most frequently used lights. Hopefully by the end of the year we'll be completed converted over and saving even more money:)