No Grocery Shopping for a Month - Day 8

Frugal Finger Foods for Dinner
(Cooked Up Extra Potatoes for a Few More Meals)

Potatoes Are Cooked and Ready for Next Several Days

Potatoes Are Cooked and Ready for Next Several Days

The first week of our no grocery shopping challenge is behind us. So far, so good. All we bought for groceries is milk. We still have some fresh produce. We still have plenty of meat. We made fresh bread. Our eating habits have remained pretty much the same as usual.

Today’s Frugal Foods Breakfast

Oatmeal for breakfast, topped with dried fruit, pumpkin pie spice, almonds, and honey. I had the tropical fruit mix on mine, with a few added dried cranberries. Bob opted for dried cranberries, with a few added dried cherries. And, milk.

Today’s Frugal Lunch

Sauteed chicken breasts, potatoes and gravy, cabbage salad, and cranberry sauce. And, milk. Dessert was coconut roll cookies, another Christmas present. With the chicken already cooked from yesterday, and the cabbage already shredded, this lunch was not only frugal, but quick and easy, too.

Today’s Frugal Foods Supper

A cold plate of finger foods: sliced salami, cheddar cheese, Granny Smith apples, sweet gherkin pickles, pimento stuffed green olives, whole wheat crackers, pretzels, and amaretto liqueur cake. And milk. These were all leftover from Christmas.


Coconut cookies.

Yours in thriftiness,

P.S. I cooked an Express Pot (electric pressure cooker, similar to an Instant Pot) full of potatoes. They’ll be handy to have in the coming days. Potatoes are such a frugal mainstay. Even though some bash them for being a white, they are full of nutrients. Potatoes have more potassium than bananas. Plus, they have vitamin C, vitamin B6, and other nutrients.

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