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Friday, August 2, 2019

Cheap & Cheerful Suppers for the End of July


Friday
frittata with garden Swiss chard and onions (I'm now using eggs that I had frozen in June, they're working great)
brown rice
steamed carrots
freshly-baked blackberry pie

Saturday
brown rice and beans
green salad with garden lettuce and kale plus cucumber in homemade vinaigrette
blackberry pie

Sunday
bean and cheese burritos in homemade whole wheat tortillas
cole slaw

Monday
scrambled eggs
baked potato topped with steamed garden kale and cheese sauce

Tuesday
leftover refried beans
sauteed garden kale and onions
homemade French bread and butter
fresh blackberries

Wednesday
ham and egg fried rice, with cabbage, garden snow peas, garden garlic, and leftover brown rice (ham was from Easter)
freshly-baked blackberry pie

Thursday
barbecued chicken leg quarters (Walmart's 59 cents/lb in 10-lb bags)
brown rice
green salad with garden lettuce and tomatoes
freebie watermelon
blackberry pie

Looking over our menu, I noticed that we ate blackberries on 5 nights. That's a lot of blackberries!

It was a low meat consumption week -- not planned, it just worked out that way. But it's appreciated as this preserved our meat stores. Most of our produce was either free or fairly low-cost, such as cabbage at 49 cents/lb, carrots at 44 cents/lb, or onions at 28 cents/lb.

For breakfasts, we had toasted French bread, homemade granola, and homemade blueberry muffins (with blueberries from our garden).

Lunches were whatever anyone wanted to prepare for them self. I had a lot of salads, some pesto or leftover cheese sauce on French bread, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and my dinner leftovers when I couldn't eat everything. It was a good and frugal week.

What was on your menu this past week?


6 comments:

Making Cents Of It All said...

With all of your blackberries, I'm surprised you didn't have them every night. Everything sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you check your Facebook very often. I sent you a pm. Hope it helps

Shirley said...

Everything sounds so good, Lili! I'm borrowing some of your ideas this week using what I have on hand. I'm doing a "No Spend August" as I have been gifted lots of fresh fruit and vegies from several friends and family so I won't have to buy much fresh at all. I appreciate you and your suggestions! Keep up the good work.

Lili said...

Making Cents Of It All said...
With all of your blackberries, I'm surprised you didn't have them every night.


Hi Marybeth,
We might not have had blackberries with every dinner, but most of the 4 of us had blackberries at least once each day, with breakfast, lunch or snacks. Might daughter picked another ice cream pail-full yesterday, so I've got my work cut out for me today, freezing and baking pie.
Thanks for your comment!

Lili said...

Anonymous said...
I don't know if you check your Facebook very often. I sent you a pm.


Thank you so much. You are so very thoughtful.

As for my lack of presence on facebook lately, I'm still working at trying to fit everything into my schedule, and facebook has been on of the things at the bottom of my daily to-do list. I'm sorry about that and hope to find a way to work that in again, perhaps in a once a week, catch-up post.

Lili said...

Shirley said...
I'm doing a "No Spend August" as I have been gifted lots of fresh fruit and vegies from several friends and family so I won't have to buy much fresh at all.


I'm wishing you success in your no-spend August, Shirley. What a blessing to receive an abundance of fresh produce! Your meals will surely be tasty, wholesome, and filling.
Thanks for your kind words -- you help keep me motivated.

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