A Week’s worth of Five Dollar Meals for a Family of 7

A Week’s worth of Five Dollar Meals for a Family of 7

This week I tried to keep our meals at $5 or less. The idea is that if you spend $5 a meal x meals a day x 30 days a month, you spend $450 a month on groceries.

This week was a little unique in that we had a huge ham that was given to us as the base for a lot of meals but again, its all about getting in the frugal mindset.

Some of the links I mentioned:
How to make a Roast Chicken:

Affil link) Instapot all the way! (2/21 this has an extra $7 off coupon!)

Leftover Ham and Potato Casserole:

Once a Month Shopping:

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe:

Instapot Ham and Bean Soup:

Breakfast Casserole:

Overnight Oatmeal pancakes:

The night before soak 2 cups of oatmeal and 2 cups of water with 1/4 cup of plain yogurt stirred in.

The next morning, mix in a separate bowl:
1/2 cup of flour (our favorite is this Bob’s Red Mill and Amazon has the best price on it so far, that I can find.
2 tbsp of sugar (honey, or brown sugar, or even Stevia)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
shake or 3 of salt

In the oatmeal bowl add 2 eggs slightly beaten and 1/2 c of melted butter. Mix well and add the flour mixture and mix all that well.

Fry up the pancakes in your favorite skillet or griddle.

Overnight French Toast
1/2 Cup of butter melted
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon

Place above in a 9×13 pan and spread the melted butter and sugar mixture evenly.
Layer bread on top
mix 8-9 eggs, 2 cups of almond milk (or any kind of milk of your choice) 1 tsp vanilla extract, and pinch of salt in a bowl and pour it over your bread.

Cover and place in a fridge overnight.
Next morning; heat the oven to 350 and place your french toast in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.