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Frugal Friday: Meat in Budget Meals (Recipe: Peanut Butter Chicken)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 16, 2008 @ 11:13 am In Budget Living,Main Dishes,Meal Planning,Recipes | 19 Comments
My boys love the different names for eaters: carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, dessertivore, etc. Most of them would choose to be carnivores, if they could. (OK, dessertivore is in close competition.) When we have grilled meat such as tri-tip, those nearby need to stand back. The FishBoys go after it like a pack of hungry wolves.
Unfortunately, in this endeavor to dig out of debt, meat is not a big menu item. This prompts more than a few whines, “But is there any meat in it?” I’ve discovered that the children will hush up and eat if there’s some meat in a dish. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different recipes that include meat, though it plays only a supporting role. I stock up when it’s on sale, and then ration it — bigtime. They’re like little pirates, searching for buried treasure. We also have a lot less waste.
Summary: A family favorite that they scarf down though there is very little meat in the dish. It’s also known as “Chicken and Sesame Noodles,” but we like our name for it better.
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