Can anyone help me make a few meal plans? We got hit with a mega rent bill this month (they made a mistake and we owe them for a whole extra month!) so I'm going to try to not spend more than maybe $20 at the grocery store. We're meat eaters for sure but we have gone on veggie fasts before in order to save a bit of money.
I have all the basics - cheese, milk, bread, flour, sugar, etc.
1/4 bag of cooked shrimpies
focaccia bread (just got it at the natural food store - maybe Amy's?)
Extra firm tofu
Herb and basil polenta
2 hot peppers
Bag of salad mix
Jar spaghetti sauce
Quick mix biscuits
Annie's Mac N Cheese
All types pasta - fettucine, spaghetti, penne, etc.
Trader Joe's Curry Simmer Sauce
2 cans white potatoes
All types beans (we're on WIC so we have just about everything)
1 Can Carrots, 1 Can Olives
So I'm thinking I can get a ham hock for a few bucks and do a split pea and ham soup in the slow cooker and make the biscuits. I can maybe put the frozen shrimp in the spaghetti sauce and serve it with the salad, maybe the focaccia bread too?
I also just baked two small sugar pumpkins and I'm wondering if I can make a pumpkin coconut soup? I don't have many other ingredients to put into it though... or I could just make some muffins or something for breakfasts.
Any help would be awesome, I'd love to see how long I can go before I go to the store. I know we have a ton of food here, I just need to see ways to put it together.