Sunday, September 25, 2011

Healthy $10 a Day Menus

I've been in the mood to try out some new cookbooks. "Try before buy" is my motto! (See this post if you love to read but are limited to what you can buy). I checked out several cookbooks from the library--mainly Italian. I'm excited to try a few recipes from them.
Here are the cookbooks I'm trying recipes from this week:

Here's what's on the menu this week (and some tips on how I do it frugally):
  • Farmer's Breakfast Casserole, leftover whole-wheat pancakes from Saturday morning
  • snacks
  • Hot ham and cheese sandwiches, spaghetti squash rewarmed, other leftover cleanup and clean-out
  • Oatmeal, brown sugar, raisins, bananas
  • Broccoli-cheese quiche, toast, fruit
  • Citrus Roast chicken from Giada's Family Dinners, carrots, spinach salad (whole chickens were on sale for .88-cents/pound; I stocked up).
  • French breakfast puffs, strawberries, vanilla yogurt
  • White chicken chili, using leftover cooked chicken, chips and tortillas
  • Taco bar
  • Zucchini bread, milk; spinach and feta cheese omelets
  • Bean and cheese burritos (using leftover refried beans from taco night)
  • Runzas, fried potatoes, salad
  • Cereal (bought on a good sale, with coupons)
  • Italian bean soup, homemade breadsticks
  • Chicken parmesan over spaghetti, green beans and french bread (make homemade bread crumbs using bread ends; spaghetti sauce hit a rock-bottom price and combined with a coupon, it was about .70 cents; making my own french bread in the bread machine)
  • Cream of Wheat, juice, fruit
  • Corn chowder, fry bread, carrot and celery sticks
  • Homemade pizza, salad 
  • Whole-wheat pancakes from freshly ground wheat
  • leftovers
  • Riso alla Pitocca (traditional rice and chicken), probably a big leafy green salad in homemade vinagrette, rolls
For more menu ideas, be sure to visit Menu Plan Monday!

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