I was reminded yesterday of one of the main reasons I write a menu plan Monday each week: to save money. We ate yesterday at a buffet, and I realized that for the cost of eating out for that one meal, I could buy groceries for the entire week. Add the fact that eating at home is healthier, and it’s hard to justify a lot of eating out (although alas, I love the taste)
This week, I am cleaning out my e-mail box. I get the e-mails from Kraft foods with recipes, and I have to say they almost always have recipes that are easy and look great to me. I’m not at all a cooking snob: I have no problem using a convenience item for part of a meal. In fact, if a dish involves sauteing something for hours or takes an ingredient I’ve never heard of, I’m probably not making it. So, Kraft recipes are great for me. Our Tuesday and Wednesday recipes are from a Kraft e-mail.
Monday: Deep-dish pizza redux (This was in the newspaper this week, and looked good).
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Wednesday: Mexican Chicken Casserole
Thursday: Cheeseburger Buns I read this recipe last week online and CANNOT remember where; but it sounded yummy. We don’t do much red meat, so I’ll probably sub soy crumbles for the ground beef.
Friday: Homemade pizza – I make the dough; each family member puts on their own toppings.