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Friday, September 20, 2019

Cheap & Cheerful Suppers for Mid-September

Another week of family meals, as we gathered around the kitchen table.

Mexican-inspired bean and vegetable soup topped with homemade salsa, homemade yogurt and cheddar cheese
corn tortilla chips

bean and cheese burritos on homemade tortillas
homemade onion rings ---so, so, so delicious!

greens and onions
pancakes (using the leftover batter from the onion rings)

veggie burger patties (I shredded the carrots in the food processor, processing extra carrots for Tuesday's carrot salad)
focaccia bread
homemade applesauce (apples from neighborhood free pile)
tomatoes with homemade yogurt dressing

leftover veggie burger patties
brown rice
gingered carrot and peanut salad
tomato soup (from canned tomato paste) with Parmesan cheese and leftover grissini breadsticks (from event in June)

Wednesday (spent the late afternoon down at the beach with both daughters -- daughter A's cooking night)
beef pot pie, frozen
green cabbage cole slaw
leftover tomato soup

Thursday (daughter B's night)
beet green quiche (using this fool-proof pie crust recipe)
red cabbage cole slaw

Details of the week On Saturday, one of my daughter's had a craving for onion rings (and she knows that I love them, too). So she set to work to make a large batch for us. They were so delicious and even great reheated the next day at lunch.

On Thursday, the daughter whose night it was to prepare dinner opted to buy pot pies for us all, at her expense. This is fine with me. 

Each of our daughters have one night per week where they have to provide the family dinner. They can choose to cook from what I keep on hand, or they can choose to buy foods or even get take-out for the family. However, the latter option is at their expense. Either way, their experience will teach them how to provide meals for themselves in the future, by cooking or making price-comparisons. 

I spent an additional $1.63 this week at Fred Meyer, picking up 3 freebies (2 yogurts, 1 energy drink) and a bunch of clearance items (canned veggies, Pringles potato chips, Kool-Aid powder). That brings me up to $125.20 for the month of September. Not too bad. 

I hope you all had a great week. Have a wonderful weekend!

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