No Grocery Shopping for a Month - Day 7

Save Time and Money with the Family Size Package of Chicken
(Shredded Cabbage Is Cheaper than Lettuce)

Frugal Chicken: Fix an Entire Family Pack at Once

Frugal Chicken: Fix an Entire Family Pack at Once

I did some extra prep today that will save me time and money over the next few days. I sauteed an entire family size package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I also shredded enough cabbage to make salad for several meals. It’s not much more work to do bigger quantities of these than it is to do just enough for one meal.

Today’s Frugal Foods Breakfast

Breakfast was oatmeal with honey, pumpkin pie spice, dried cranberries, and roasted and salted almonds, with milk. We also had tomato juice to drink. Since we don’t have oranges, and we are short of fresh fruit in general, tomato juice gave us a good dose of vitamin C.

Today’s Frugal Lunch

Sauteed chicken breasts, homemade gravy, baked potatoes, cabbage salad, and canned cranberry sauce. I did an entire family-size package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned with a homemade all purpose seasoning. We’ll now have these for a few additional meals. I shredded the cabbage the same as I would do for coleslaw and added some finely minced onion to it. But, I didn’t make coleslaw dressing. We had a bottle of honey mustard salad dressing that has been in the larder for a long time. We bought it a liquidation store, cheap. We dressed the finely shredded cabbage as we would a lettuce salad, simply using the bottled dressing. The cranberry sauce was canned, bought after Christmas last year when it was drastically reduced.

Today’s Frugal Foods Supper

Salami slices between thick slabs of homemade black pepper bread, cabbage salad, and cranberry sauce. Bob worked late and we had a busy evening. Supper needed to be quick, easy, without much ado. The salami was a Christmas gift.


We finished the last of the box of assorted chocolates.

Yours in thriftiness,

P.S. You know those gift boxes you get for Christmas with sausages, little blocks of cheese, and cute little jars of mustards or jellies? Use them. Soon. Just because they are cute—or a gift—is no reason to keep them. Make the most of your food gifts by eating them! It is the frugal thing to do. And, besides, the person who gave you the gift wants you to eat and enjoy them.

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