I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We have some well deserved belly aches at our house and a few kids with permanent candy stains around their mouths.
I managed to save one ham bone from a fuzzy death in my mother-in-laws garbage can but the turkey carcass got away before I could save it. Being frugal minded makes waste a nearly painful thing to witness. So you'll see a recipe for Crockpot Split Pea Soup using my salvaged ham bone this week. I also have a meal to take to a new mom. The Texas Lasagna is my new hospitality meal. It's so good and is a great alternative for a gluten free family that can't eat the regular noodles in a lasagna. And then I have a potluck dessert meeting this week that I"ll be bringing Black Bottom Banana Bars to. A very frugal dessert that requires ingredients that you already probably have on hand.
I found myself with stray veggies, canned goods and other ingredients to use up this week so my menu is based around those things.
So here's what on our menu this week.
Leftover Fresh Orange Muffins from last week
Hard boiled Eggs and Fruit
Toast and Fruit
Stove top Tamale Pie with fresh sliced veggies
West African Beans with rice and sliced veggies
Scrambled eggs and toast
Check back tomorrow to see how my $60 budget stretched to make these dishes this week.