Looking over my grocery receipt, I realized the majority of our money is spent on dinner. In a quest to reduce (yet again!) our weekly food bill, I’ve come up with some ideas to get the dinner cost even lower – have breakfast for dinner. I hope you enjoy some of these ideas:
- Pancakes. You can buy pancake mix at Aldi’s for $1.00 (just add water), and a bottle of syrup for $1.00. That $2.00 can feed our family of 7 easily. My boys love pancakes for dinner, and the pancakes fill them up. You can also add fruit such as blueberries to the mix to add a fun flavor to your dinner.
- French Toast. A carton of eggs, a loaf of bread, a little cinnamon, and some syrup makes a delicious rib sticking dinner. To make the French Toast, scramble the eggs in a shallow dish. Cover each piece of bread with the egg by dipping in both sides. Cook break pieces in a buttered skillet until the bread is golden brown on each side. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with syrup.
- Bacon and Eggs are a treat at our house, and we love having them for dinner. Bacon is a luxury in our house and gets a bit pricey with 5 boys devouring it. But because we have our own egg laying chickens, I can consider bacon and eggs a frugal meal.
- Breakfast Burritos. These treats are a huge hit at our house, and I love making them ahead of time and freezing them. Fill a burrito with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and any other ingredients your family enjoys. You can add sausage, bacon, onions, green peppers, salsa, a variety of cheeses, ground beef….whatever you have on hand.
- Breakfast Casserole. All Recipes has a list of top 20 breakfast casserole recipes. They can be made ahead of time, and often taste better when you allow them to sit for hours before cooking them.
- Biscuits and Gravy. If you do not have your own recipe, you can find some great biscuit and gravy recipes at Cooks.com
What’s your favorite breakfast meal to serve for dinner? I’d love to hear about it!