Today's Easy Frugal Foods Meals

Frugal Lunch: Burgers and Beans
(Frugal Supper: Comfort Food Reigns)

Frugal Lunch: Burgers, Beans, and Veggies

Frugal Lunch: Burgers, Beans, and Veggies

Some days, easy does it. Like our breakfast this morning of cold cereal and ready to eat sausages. Which, was followed by a lunch of leftovers. And, ended up with instant soup. The surprise in today’s meals is that the cold cereals at breakfast were name brands, and two of them at that!

Today’s Frugal Foods Breakfast
Cold cereal with dried cranberries, brown sugar, and milk, along with Brown and Serve sausage links and fresh pineapple. We also had our usual coffee and cream.

The biggest savings tip have on breakfast cereal is buy the store brand. At least most of the time. It just so happens that this morning’s cereal included Cap’n Crunch and Life, as well as store brand corn flakes. We found the Life in the “dented can” cart, because the box was a bit smashed. The Cap’n Crunch was on the mark-down shelf at a different store; apparently over stock, as there were several cases of it.

Today’s Frugal Lunch

Grown beef patties, pinto and lima beans, mixed raw vegetables, flour tortillas, and milk.

Our noon meal today was super easy to fix. The hamburger patties were already fried. The pintos were already cooked. There were a few lima beans in the "To-Go" container from dinner out over the weekend; I added them to the pintos. The raw veggies – onion slices, green bell peppers, carrots, and celery sticks – were also already prepped.

Today’s Frugal Foods Supper

Ramen noodle soup, served with cheese quesadillas.

It was a chilly day. We wanted a hot, brothy soup. I didn’t have any homemade soup made. So, we had chicken flavor ramen noodles. Splitting a package of ramen noodle soup between two people has to be one of the cheapest meals there is.

The creamy, gooiness of cheese quesadillas completed this comfort food supper.


Supper the other night turned out to be hamburger sliders with onion slices, served with bell peppers, and mugs of cold milk. The hamburger "buns" were leftover biscuits from that same dinner out as the lima beans.

Yours in thriftiness,

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