Meal Plan: June 1-6, 2014

This week the school year ends, and there is undoubtedly going to be a lot of celebrating going on. For a modest celebration on Tuesday, since Rebecca will have finished oral exams and her first year of Marine Biology grad school, we’ll be going to Sesame Burgers and Beer and splitting a burger and two sides. We have friends who swear by this money-saving restaurant strategy. Summer, we are realizing, is going to be the hardest season to remain on-budget because there’s so much fun to be had! Wheee! However, hopefully we’ll have a bounty of eggplants, tomatoes, zucchini and more to harvest from the garden to defray some supermarket costs.

I stumbled upon “My Broke Kitchen” this week, a column on, and I am absolutely loving it. Writer Kayb is witty and serious about eating healthy food on the cheap. I am going to try the Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet recipe featured in the column this week. As I thought about when I have been the most broke in the past, I had a chuckle, because my dinners wouldn’t quite be worthy of being featured in a food blog. Mainly because they would read like this:

  • Cereal
  • PBJ, actually two of them.
  • Frozen pizza
  • Tuna Sandwich / Tuna on Ritz Crackers
  • English Muffin Pizzas

We are also planning a housewarming party for Wednesday night of this week, so it remains to be seen whether party snacks and beer will be our dinner for the night (it is likely to be!).

Sunday and Monday

Black-Eyed Pea Cassoulet


Dinner Out: Sesame Burgers and Beer. The Memphis Burger has peanut butter, bananas, and bacon and I have a few friends who swear by it, but the Napa Valley Burger, with fig & bacon jam, blue cheese & red wine reduction sounds amazing as well.


Housewarming Party (Party Snacks and Beer Dinner… YUM)

Thursday and Friday

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (will it be Campbell’s or will it be THIS? This week’s supermarket budget will determine which it will be)




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