I often plan for leftovers, but I always have a backup, just in case there aren't enough. The backup is almost always something easy with ingredients I always have. That would be my homemade macaroni and cheese.
Breakfast:We have pancakes or waffles several times a week. I don't know that they are particularly healthy, as in containing tons of vitamins and minerals, but they are filling and they are easy to make. I use the same recipe for my pancakes and waffles, I just vary up how they're cooked. It's interesting because some of the kids like one or the other better. You can also offer a variety of toppings. Right now, my kids tend to just eat them plain. I think it's a little weird, but it is what it is. My mom would offer things like different types of jam, yogurt, and different types of syrups. Note: She still does when we visit and we have waffles or pancakes. Yum yum!
Recipe:2 cups flour
4 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix together with a fork. Then add to the dry ingredients:
2 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
Beat all together until well blended and smooth.
Then you can cook them up stove top, on a griddle or with a waffle iron, however.
Cost:$.27 flour (based on what I buy a 5 lb sack for and how much I use from it)
$.20 sugar (same as above)
$.10 baking powder
We also had juice, more from the same bottle of apple juice and I cracked open a new can of concentrate that cost $1.
Husband did not eat breakfast but later stopped in for donuts. What can I say? You can only do so much...
Lunch:Same sandwich lunch as Monday.
$1/person (8 people)
I know it can get boring to have the same thing for lunch every day, but sometimes it's just easier than coming up with something new.
I do the soup stove top and then I wrap the other leftovers in foil and warm in a 400-degree oven for about 20 minutes.
Cost already figured in with the rest of the week.
Total cost for Thursday:
$10.17 or $1.27/person