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More Frugal Meals

August 9th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

This is the remainder of my inexpensive meals for three, but these have chicken or turkey so they tend to be a little more expensive.

We eat chicken and fish, but we don’t eat red meat or pork or other mammals (personal choice). We eat fish once a week because it's not inexpensive; we usually have 3-4 vegetarian meals and 3-4 chicken or fish meals.

General tso’s chicken, rice and chinese cabbage - $8.25 (this is Chinese Food night - I can't eat in a Chinese restaurant due to gluten in the soy sauce, and this is a lot cheaper anyway and results in leftovers for lunch the next day!)

Sausage pasta (chicken sausage, lemon, a little white wine, pecorino romano) - $8.00

Chicken tacos with guacamole, lettuce, cheese - $7.73

Crustless quiche with turkey/sundried tomatoes/broccoli/goat cheese - $7.60

Summer pasta with turkey bacon and goat cheese - $7.50

Salsa chicken and black bean soup - $18.85 - makes four meals ($4.71 each) - add some bread! = $5.71

Chipotle chicken stew with potatoes - $18.50 - makes four meals ($4.63 each) - add a salad! = $5.63

THE STAR! - Posole (new mexico hominy with chicken thighs and green chile) - $12.75 - makes four meals = $3.19

If you haven't had posole, you should! Once the weather starts to get cooler it's the perfect time for a hearty stew like this. The green chile makes you feel warm, and it cooks in the crockpot all day so it's super easy!

2 Responses to “More Frugal Meals”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am nosy. Do you only eat chicken, turkey, and fish because they are healthier meats or for other reasons? Do you eat other birds? Only fish, or shellfish as well? If it is too personal a question feel free to ignore it. I just find food choices to be a fascinating subject, whether it be for philosophical reasons, health reasons, keeping kosher, eating only animals raised in a humane way, etc.

  2. Buendia Says:

    Hi! Nosy is fine! (I am nosy, too)... it's sort of evolved. We weren't eating much beef, but I realized that I couldn't eat it (every time I ate it, it caused unspeakable dietary problems).

    Then my daughter got a cuddly toy pig and we visited some baby pigs at a farm in the UK; she asked if we could stop eating pork (and I have so many dietary problems which affect the food in the house that I said yes because I wanted her to have some control over what we ate - my husband still eats pork, but he eats it when we eat out). After not eating pork, my digestive system took another turn for the better.

    And then my daughter and I discussed it, and we decided we really didn't feel comfortable eating mammals. We do eat shrimp, but that's the only shellfish, mostly a matter of personal taste. We don't eat other birds.

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