Ratatouille and eating well on a budget
Monday, January 31, 2011
Here's an excerpt from one of my replies on a message board:
Today, I made ratatouille in my slow cooker. I thought it was great, my 3-year-old ate it well, my picky 6-year-old grudgingly ate it, and my meat-loving hubby ate it, but didn't love it. It's mostly fresh veggies, and I found a recipe that called for chicken, so I used 2 large chicken breast halves for the whole pot.
We make our own pizza, using home-made bread dough to make the shell. The kids love it and we often make half the way "the girls" like it and half the way "the boys" like it.
We mostly eat leftovers for lunches, we seldom buy lunch meat.
We eat a lot of fruit, buying whatever is a good price.
I really enjoy raw veggies for a snack. Our kids really like raw veggies dipped in Ranch dressing. If I cut them up in the afternoon and put them on the table before supper, they disappear pretty fast. My hubby will even eat some.
We make most of our food "from scratch", including cookies, cakes, pancakes, pies and other treats.
About twice a month, when we're short on time, we make breakfast for supper. Pancakes (from scratch) & eggs, sometime bacon, turkey bacon, or sausage. Our whole family loves it!