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Friday, October 6, 2017

Cheap & Cheerful for the week

Saturday -- beef tacos, carrot sticks, salad

Sunday -- beef and potato hash, eggs

Monday -- scrambled eggs, brown rice, sweet potato souffle

Tuesday -- chicken-rice soup from the freezer (I prefer chicken-noodle, but chicken-rice holds up in the freezer better, I think), crackers, tossed salad

Wednesday (family dinner) -- roasted chicken (leftover and frozen from the previous week), mashed potatoes, mustard-glazed carrots, dinner rolls, baked apples

Thursday -- hotdogs in buns, canned corn, apple chunks and banana slices

Friday -- turkey curry over rice, using leftover turkey from the freezer

It was a busy week with a lot going on in our home. However, I did clear time from my schedule to make a nice family dinner on Wednesday (my son was over and said that the dinner seemed very autumnal). But the rest of the week was easy fixins', here. Tuesday was Senior Discount day at Fred Meyer, so I did a major stock-up on that day. There seems to be a flow to our grocery supply. I stock up and we eat like kings for a week, then the following week we eat like ordinary folk, and finally the end of the month we eat more like paupers. I'm not complaining, just noticing. It may actually be a beneficial thing, as many of the cheapest foods are pretty healthy, like beans and rice, carrots, or cabbage. I did well at the grocery store, combining coupons with Senior discount on store-brand items. No more 49 cents gallon milk, though.

How was your week? I hope was well and that fall is settling in beautifully where you live. Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm intrigued by mustard glazed carrots, could you share your recipe? TIA

  2. Your dinners sound lovely, Lili. I bought whole chickens at Fred Meyer last week. The butcher mentioned he could cut them in half at no extra charge, so I took him up on it. I haven't tried roasting them yet, but I'm hoping it cuts down on the cook time & might make them a bit juicier. I should brine them first, but I'm not sure I'll have time for that. Our Fred Meyer is having a grand opening sale (they remodeled), so they've got some pretty good prices on things. I don't need beef, but I picked up cabbage at 49 cents per pound & Tillamook cheese for $4.99/ loaf. Melissa

  3. We had a good week, it's cooler here and I am loving that! I actually turned off the a/c in the room I was subbing in yesterday and that is unusual since the bldg is HOT. LOL

    I hope you have a great week, Lili. :)


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