Menu Plan Monday – October 27

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 26, 2008

Monday – Butternut Squash Soup and Baked Chicken

Tuesday – Bacon and Egg Quesadillas

Wednesday – Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Thursday – Chili Topped Potatoes, same recipe but using red potatoes instead!

Friday – Tuna Melts

Saturday – Shepherd’s Pie

Sunday – Taco Soup, or some variation of this meal!

Got a great frugal dinner that you haven’t seen here yet??? I’m always looking for new and creative ideas for meals that I can do for under $5! Send me a recipe suggestion by clicking “Contact Me” above! I’ll be sure to give you all the credit!

News: There’s a new cookbook in the More with Less series, titled Simply in Season! To purchase Simply in Season and browse my other favorite cookbooks and money saving resources, check out my Amazon store! Thanks tesslouise for passing along the information.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ October 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Bacon and egg quesadillas sound like a fun change!


Nancy October 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Love the Simply in Season cookbook. I found it this summer. Have a good week.


lisha October 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Those chili-topped potatoes look yummy! Have a great week:)


Donna@The Frugal Mom Blog October 26, 2008 at 10:08 pm

You menu looks great this week, especially the chili topped potatoes!


Lisa October 26, 2008 at 10:31 pm

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Bonnie October 27, 2008 at 2:15 am

This is my first visit to your blog. Love the look of it.

Do you cook every meal under $5 ?


ruralmuslimah October 27, 2008 at 6:38 am

Used one of your recipes this week in my plan, looked too yummy.



Sherry October 27, 2008 at 7:35 am

Great meal plan, Erin! I included your corn and tortilla soup in ours for this week. YUM!! :D


Micah and Katie October 27, 2008 at 9:06 am

Hey, thanks for checking out my blog. Usually all my meals are done for cheap. My small family of 3 eats for $50 a week; so I need to be creative with what we have.

I love the simply in season cook book. My friend has it and I have enjoyed a couple good recipes from there. I love the squash bars. They are delicious (she even added some chocolate chips!)


LegallyBoston October 27, 2008 at 9:12 am

Do you have the recipe for the mac and cheese somewhere?? I’ve been looking for a good one!


Betsy Markman October 27, 2008 at 9:30 am

Just found your site. It looks great, but I’m wondering if you have any menu plans for diabetics. So many diabetic cookbooks rely on fancy or expensive exotic stuff, and I need cheap…

Nice site!


The Flip Flop Mamma! October 27, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Chili topped Potatoes are on our menu this week too! Friday for us!! :)


Rona's Home Page October 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I love Shepard’s Pie. Do you put slices of cheddar cheese on top?


Rona's Home Page October 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I love Shepard’s Pie. Do you put slices of cheddar cheese on top?


a corgi October 27, 2008 at 11:21 pm

we’re having something similar for dinner tomorrow with your chili topped potatoes; I’m not sure what mine are called but basically you brown 1/2 pound of ground meat, mix in it 14 ounces spaghetti sauce and a 7-ounce can of corn, heat it through and serve it on top of baked potatoes

menu looks great!



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