Everyone can use a little relief in the wallet from time to time and these Easy Dinner Menu Ideas Budget Recipes will be helpful in your menu planning.
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How to Make Easy Dinner Menu Ideas Budget Recipes Work for You
With prices of everything on the rise, many are trying to find ways to stretch their paycheck. Cooking at home and shopping smart are just a couple of ways to save money.
The recipes I’ve included this week are made with convenience foods and lesser expensive ingredients. Some recipes, like the banana nut muffins, use up bananas that are hanging out on your counter.
The baked ziti makes enough for a family of 4 to 6 or for you to stretch to another meal.
One of my favorite ways to save money is by making copy cat recipes at home. Have a look around the site for Olive Garden’s salad dressing and the Columbia Restaurants 1905 Salad.
Save more money by making those yummy gourmet coffees at home. My caramel coffee is in the list below but I have a couple of fun lattes, including a spiked one, on the blog.
Check out previous menu ideas to mix and match. And like all my other menu plans I’ve included recipes from my blogger friends Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup. Use up leftover chicken to make this easy on the wallet.
Baked ziti is Italian comfort food at its finest. This makes enough for more than one meal for a small family.
Family Reunion Stuffed Peppers have few ingredients but taste amazing. If you don't want to make the roasted tomato sauce, feel free to use your favorite jarred sauce in this recipe.
Vegetarian meals are often less expensive to make and are perfect for Meatless Monday.
Also known as Salisbury Steak this is classic diner food and easy on the food budget.
Easy banana nut muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee. Plus a great way to use up overripe bananas.
Saving money is easy when you find good copycat recipes.
I'm always looking for great snack ideas for me and my son. These chocolate chip pecan granola bars are perfect for a mid-day snack or to tuck into a lunchbox.
Honey bun cake warm from the oven, freshly glazed. Just grab a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!
Making caramel coffee couldn't be easier. It's a budget-friendly recipe that saves you money by making coffee shop drinks at home.