Tag: Frugal meals

This is a good one. I promise. One I have been making in our house for quite some time. To be honest, it hasn’t even evolved all that much. One role of being a mama in this house is having a pretty good idea of what the consumers will eat.

I usually know before I set down dinner if it’s going to be a hit.

{Sometimes I don’t care, if I’m feeling particularly ornery.

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Meal planning. Such a buzzword. There are those who do, and those who don’t. And I suppose those who wish they could.

Guess what? You can {and should!} do it. If you’re still on the fence as to why, let me talk to you for a minute about why it’s the best thing I ever started doing for our family.

1. You’ll save money

This is a biggie. HUGE! Who doesn’t want to save money on their grocery bill?

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There are few things as comforting as breakfast for dinner. For me, a big breakfast is generally reserved for weekends, vacations and special indulgences. An added bonus is that it is typically a fairly frugal meal.

I love breakfast. I really do. But I just can’t make a great big one before jutting off to work in the mornings. On a particularly drizzly and gray day, after a rather strenuous work day, I realized this sounded like the best pick me up.

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I remember a few years ago when a co-worker of mine mentioned tacos de papa – or, potato tacos. Being a good Irish AND California girl, I could see no reason why this concoction wouldn’t be delicious. And quite frankly, I was a little disappointed that I had missed 28 years of opportunities to eat them.

That said, when I added them to my monthly meal plan one month, I didn’t think through the preparation needed for this meal.

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