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Using Meat in Budget-Friendly Meals (Frugal Friday)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 2, 2011 @ 7:08 pm In Frugal Friday | 26 Comments
This is a FLASHBACK Friday. Can you hear Duran Duran playing in the background? This post was originally posted on May 16, 2008, back when we were deep in debt. The lessons still hold true.
The FishBoys love the different names for how we eat 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.
Using meat sparingly is one way that we can cut food costs.
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