Today's Frugal Food Meals

Another Day of Easy, Thrifty Meals
(Burritos, Burgers, and Boxed Mac and Cheese)

Frugal Breakfast: Burritos, Sausage, and Pineapple

Frugal Breakfast: Burritos, Sausage, and Pineapple

Today’s frugal meals feature breakfast burritos; hamburger patties; and macaroni and cheese. They were a mix of easy fixes, leftovers, and a doctored up box of cheap mac and cheese. We rounded them out with assorted vegetables, both raw and cooked. We don’t have kids, so I don’t usually think about kid friendly meals, but, leave out some of the hot pepper sauce, and these meals are probably kid favorites.

Today’s Frugal Foods Breakfast

Breakfast burritos, Brown and Serve Sausages, fresh pineapple, coffee with cream.

The breakfast burritos were scrambled eggs and some grated cheese, rolled up in flour tortillas. We added pepper seasoning and hot pepper sauce to taste. I had browned the sausages last week and frozen them. So, this morning, I nuked them just enough to heat them.

You my notice no milk. We ran out. It wasn’t convenient to go to the store, so we drank water instead.

Today’s Frugal Lunch

Fresh fried potatoes with onions, ground beef patties, pinto and lima beans splashed with hot pepper sauce, and green bell peppers.

The hamburger patties were the last of those I fried the other day. It was also the last of the beans.

We’ve been having a lot of raw green peppers lately. They are very reasonably priced in this area. And, they add a bright pop of color and some healthy crunch to most any meal.

Today’s Frugal Foods Supper

Homemade macaroni and cheese, fried wieners, and mixed raw veggies.

The mac and cheese started as a boxed mix. But, it didn’t have much flavor. So, I added in some grated Mexican blend cheese, cream, onion powder, hot sauce, and black pepper. Those additions made it quite tasty!

Regardless of where we travel, carrots are one of the most economical vegetables. Versatile, too, but that’s a post for another day.

Yours in thriftiness,

P.S. I noticed that we used hot pepper sauce in all three meals. That’s not unusual for us. I haven’t put a salt shaker on the table for years. But, most always, there’s a bottle of hot sauce.

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