Meatloaf Cupcakes (Paleo and Egg Free Options)

By contributing writer Tessa These meatloaf cupcakes are bound to excite your children.  The first time my kids saw these, they were giddy with excitement because something for dinner looked like a cupcake!  Sometimes a little excitement is all the taste buds need to get them over that picky hump. Meatloaf was never one of my favorite meals growing up, but when I married my husband, who adores … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ Pantry Meals

I have decided the BEST thing about the Pantry Challenge is that my meals have been free or almost free. Most of my ingredients were purchased for other meals, so many of the meals last week were under $0.25 a serving! My goal was to spend under $100 for groceries during the first two weeks of January. I ended up going over because I happened to be near Costco (which is not close) so I … [Read more...]

Northern Beans and Cornbread

Northern beans and cornbread is a delicious and very inexpensive meal, that costs about $0.50 a serving. It is great for cold winter evenings as the beans cook in the crock pot all day and warm your kitchen. Northern Beans and Cornbread (serves 8) ) Ingredients 1 pound bag Great Northern Beans ($1.89) 1/2 cup diced onion ($0.30) salt, pepper to taste ($0.10) 1 pork chop or ham … [Read more...]

Shepherd’s Pie: Commissary Bargain Meal of the Week

This week's bargain meal is shepherd's pie. Shepherd's Pie Ground turkey $1.00 a pound Betty Crocker Mashed Potato Mix $.90 Pic Sweet Frozen Corn $.90 for 16 oz bag Kraft Shredded Cheese $1 for 1 cup Brown the turkey and make the potatoes according to directions. Spray baking dish with nonstick. Spread cooked ground turkey on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with corn. Then spread … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken Skillet

You can add as much or as little rice as you like to this recipe. I used 3 cups of uncooked rice. I like to use more rice because then I can use less chicken. I also used brown rice. When mixed with the salsa, it tastes great and the kids don't seem to mind! My family eats this two ways. Some eat it just as it is and others put it on a tortilla with sour cream, lettuce and cheese. It is delicious … [Read more...]