Menu Plan

How’s the Eat at Home challenge going? We’ve done pretty well, but we did go out once. My daughter asked to go to Cheesecake Factory with a friend for her birthday next week, but other than that we should be able to stick with the challenge for the rest of the time.

After checking my price book I decided to get a Costco membership again. It isn’t that close to my house, but it is on the way home from my husband’s work. Since butter, eggs, milk, organic salad, and frozen fruit are all cheaper at Costco than the commissary I decided it was worth the membership fee.



English Muffins

served with eggs, bacon

Whole Wheat Corn Waffles

Freezer French Toast



served with yogurt, fruit

The Lunch List


Cuban Chicken Salad

Crock pot BBQ Pork

served with salad, pineapple, bread machine bread

Chicken Enchiladas

Grilled Pizza

Birthday Cook Out: Menu to be Determined.

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  1. When we had to feed a big crowd and wanted to stay on budget, we did pulled pork sandwiches. Cooked the pork in the slow cooker with bbq sauce and onions on low overnight. Just had to grill some veggies and chop some fresh onions to go along with the meat onto the buns. It was a huge hit, so easy to do, and really affordable.

    Let us know what you decide!

    p.s. that Cuban chicken salad looks divine 🙂

  2. chefpenguin says:

    I agree with pp. Inexpensive meat cooked slow with seasoning- yum!!! I’ll throw in my opinion with a vote for “Italian Beef”… Beef roast, giardinara, beef stock… Slow cook till yummy. A great ethnic dish is pork shoulder with LOTS of garlic and mojo crillio, marinate over night, then slow roast (200-250) for 4-5 hours. My hubby loves it! Good luck

  3. We’ve served pulled pork sandwiches in the past. Occasionally, when we can find beef at a good price- Italian beef. If kept simple, burgers and hot dogs/ brats aren’t too bad on the budget either.

  4. See? THIS is why I follow your blog – you are always so timely! DH and I were *just* talking a few hours ago whether to keep our Costco membership or try shopping at the Commissary instead. You just solidified our thoughts, that Costco overall will work better for our family.


  5. That Cuban Chicken Salad looks wonderful! Did you grill the chicken? We’ve never grilled chicken and it kind of intimidates me because I always worry about it getting done. Do you have any pointers? Can you use a grill pan indoors instead of an outside grill? Thanks!
    God bless,

  6. All these meals look delish! What price per pound do you normally buy your pork roast for? I haven’t bought a lot of it before, because I’m never really sure what a good “buy price” is…

    I’m excited to try Amish Friendship Bread for the 1st time. I’ve been patiently waiting & tomorrow is the 10th day! 🙂

  7. All of your food pictures look so yummy!!

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