I bought a couple of packages of FREE Tofu at Whole Foods this week, of course I’ve never cooked with it but when I saw this Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie dessert recipe I knew I had to try it! I’ll let you know how it turns out, of course the secret ingredient will remain a secret until everyone has tasted it first.
One of my main meal-planning tips is to plan based on this week’s sale ads and what you already have in your pantry. Typically we already have the bulk of the main “dry” ingredients in our pantry from previous stockpiling trips. Stockpiling makes everyday grocery shopping so much easier in my opinion. Sure I do a few extra trips when there is a great deal and I have the coupons to pair with a great sale, but in the long run it saves me a lot of time. The bulk of my shopping each week is for fresh produce, milk, bread, eggs, etc. If you have time I’d suggest watching the Stockpiling Video of the TFF Online Coupon Class.
I took an inventory of my pantry this week and we have quite a bit of beans, rice, and pasta. So those will be the main ingredients in a few of our meals this week. Here is what’s on the menu at the Frugal house this week…
Worlds Best Lasagna, I plan to make a few substitutions to “lighten” it up a bit, the main one being ground turkey for the beef.
Chili Dogs, when we took an inventory of our freezer I discovered we have a TON of “gourmet franks” from an Omaha Steaks deal we purchased a while back. While I really don’t like hot dogs, we need to eat these. To make them a bit more palatable, I’ll serve delicious chili over the top (once again substituting the beef for ground turkey.)
Homemade Pesto Pepperoni Pizza, I’ll be using my new bread maker ($12.99 from Goodwill!) to get the dough going – thanks for the idea reader Scott!
One night this week we’ll eat out or have left-overs.
I’d love to hear what’s on your menu plan for this week, leave links all you want! You can follow my recipes board on Pinterest and check out our past menu plans and other great Frugal “From Our Pantry” recipes!