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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cheap & Cheerful suppers for late August

Sunday's dinner -- no bun for me, but we had burgers (free) with lettuce, tomato,
sauteed summer squash and shallots,
blackberry-rhubarb sauce

*ham and kale quiche
*brown rice with herbs
*blackberry-rhubarb sauce
*marinated cucumbers

spaghetti and meatballs
*garden veggies -- Romano beans, waxed beans, yellow crookneck squash, fresh tomatoes, garlic
garlic bread

rice and beans
corn tortillas and cheese, toasted
*tomato wedges
*cole slaw

homemade pizza
*tossed salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives and toasted sunflower seeds

Saturday (a busy day for me, out of the house all afternoon, not retuning until 6:30PM, but still needing to make dinner --so as quick and easy as I could muster)
*fried corn tortillas, topped with refried beans, cheese and chopped tomato
*fresh pears
leftover cake

hamburgers on buns (both given to us, as leftovers from an event my 2 daughters and I served at)
*with homegrown lettuce, tomato and dill green tomato relish
*sauteed garden yellow crookneck squash and shallots
*blackberry-rhubarb sauce

pork in tomato sauce over
brown rice
*cole slaw

burritos filled with homemade refried beans, leftover rice, leftover pork, cheese
*tomato wedges
*rhubarb jello with pear slices
*blackberry-plum pie

*indicates this part of the meal was made with produce from our garden

A lot of simple meals this past week. Vegetables were treated very simply, either sauteed or in a salad. Main dishes were quick and easy, with the exception of the spaghetti and meatballs.

The super cheap supper was on Sunday night. My family and I calculated that it cost about 20 cents for 5 of us. It will be hard to do a repeat of that though. But most of our suppers were in the $2 to $3 range, feeding 5 of us.


  1. On Tuesday, you had blackberry-rhubarb sauce. Did you put it over anything, or just eat it as is?

    1. Hi live and learn,
      we eat it as it is, like applesauce. It's about the consistency of applesauce. But called a "sauce", I can see how it does sound like something that you'd ladle over something else.

  2. Sounds delicious, as always!

  3. Burritos is a nice catch all for leftovers!! Rhubarb jello with pear slices sounds interesting and yummy...I don't grow rhubarb but bought several cans of strawberry rhubarb pie filling to try this vegetable in desert form. My husband is into making pies and recently experimented with apples which we usually buy from the bargain bin. Now that he has his crust recipe down, I think it is time to try rhubarb next!! Your plate of hamburger and veggies look so delicious and nutritious, far better than restaurant serve.


    1. Hi YHF,
      That is so great that your husband is willing and interested in making pies! How yummily fortunate for you! :-)

      Oh, yes, burritos do make great catch-alls. A little chili powder added to the leftovers and it all seemed to taste like it was intended to go together.


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