Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Menu Planning - Fourteen Meals $5 each

One of the best ways to reduce your grocery bill is by adding cheap dinner meals to your menu plan. Menu planning is important to get the most benefit of what you are buying. Meals can still be made for under $5 but you must plan ahead to buy what is needed for these cheap dinners meals. This menu plan covers fourteen dinner meals for less than $50 total with one meal as a backup. Each of these meals is designed to feed four for dinner and is based on cost in northern Florida in 2008. While you may have to adjust the costs upward for a larger family or because of a higher cost of living in your area, you should still find these meals to be lower in cost than other possible dinner meals.

Meal 1 Chicken Salad Wraps
Meal 2 Chicken Quesadillas
Meal 3 Chicken Casserole
Meal 4 Chicken Primavera
Meal 5 Tuna Dogs
Meal 6 Tuna Fritters
Meal 7 Tuna Potato Cakes
Meal 8 and 9 Chicken Thighs - Two different marinades
Meal 10 and 11 Shepherd Pie
Meal 12 Spaghetti
Meal 13 Blackeyed Pea Soup
Meal 14 Hamburger Pie

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