We eat lots of soupy, stew-y, one pot type meals. Lots of them are served over rice (cause that's what I love). I would say 90% of our meals have a cheap starch served with them--rice, potatoes, pasta, or polenta most frequently.
We have a salad with supper 3-4 times a week. I serve lettuce salads really only in spring and fall, when it's cheapest for us. In summer, we have cucumbers, cucumbers and tomatoes, or just tomatoes usually. Sometimes slaw or another variation of a cabbage salad.
We eat meatless once a week or so, but that's cause we like it. I don't think it really saves us money, cause I frequently replace the meat with another goodie (like cheese or nuts or tofu).
This weeks' meals:
-homemade pizza with basil and tomatoes (meatless)
-queso fundido (tacos with cheese, roasted poblanos, and chorizo)
-biscuits and gravy(sunday supper)
-roast chicken, hominy casserole, roasted cherry tomatoes, honeymoon salad (lettuce alone!)
-venison pot roast, mashed potatoes, green beans
-eggplant parmesan, pasta tossed with red sauce (meatless meal), tomato/basil salad
-slow simmered cube steak in tomato gravy, rice, butter beans, tomato/basil salad
for breakfast, we had:
oatmeal x 3
eggs and toast
bagels (just cheap grocery store kind) with cream cheese
eggs, grits, toast, and bacon (saturday)
for lunches, we had:
cottage cheese, tomatoes, and crackers
broccoli cheese soup
saltines (my kids adore these)
cheese and crackers
for potty training successes, we celebrate with cheap fruit treats.
We drink mostly water, but dh takes a coke every day for lunch, and I have a coke about 3 times a week. We have a seltzer machine, and dh drinks mostly that. I drink flat water. Less than once a week, I make a pitcher of lemonade (bottled lemon juice, sugar, water) or sweet tea.