There's a lot of concern lately about rising grocery prices. It seems like the price of everything has shot up recently. My grocery bill has definitely increased over the last few weeks, and I've been trying to figure out how to keep it down without creating a "Mommy, I'm starving, there's nothing to eat!" atmosphere in the house.
One of the strategies that I've found helpful is to serve simple dairy meals on weeknights. These are quick to prepare, don't use a lot of pots so are easy to clean up after, and are light and just right for warm spring evenings:
omelettes in warm pita (add cheese or mushrooms or sliced crunchy veggies)
pita pizzas/make your own bagel pizzas (the frozen ones are expensive and gross)
simple baked ziti- ziti, jarred pasta sauce, and a little shredded cheese- that's it.
tuna or salmon croquettes (serve with fresh bread and a simple salad)
vegetable wraps (restaurants charge a fortune for these, but you can make them at home easily)
"seudah shlishi" on a weeknight- tuna salad, hard boiled eggs, sliced cheese or cream cheese, and sliced veggies with bagels or rolls
If your crew prefers meat, these are some light options:
"kosher cobb salad"-shredded lettuce, chopped cucumbers and tomatoes, sliced hard boiled eggs, cubed turkey breast, a bit of dressing (we like Ceasar dressing with this)- this is very popular in my house (if you come by, I'll make you some)
"chicken schnitzel burgers"- ground chicken patties dipped in eggs and flavored breadcrumbs and fried quickly in a little oil (don't serve these on buns- instead offer some plain rice and a green vegetable on the side)
Hope you find one or more of these appetizing!
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