We are on a tight grocery budget all the time. Here's a few of the menu items I rotate so my kids don't get bored with our suppers.
1. Hamburger Gravy over Egg Noodles
2. Creamy Vegetable Soup with Grilled Cheese (for my family of 5, I use 2 cans cream of chicken soup and 1 small bag of frozen mixed veggies. If I have any leftover meat I sometimes throw that in with the soup as well.)
3. Beef & Bean Burritoes (1/2 lb. hamburger to 1-2 cans of refried beans)
4. Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Noodles (1 head of cabbage, 1/2 pack of bacon, 1 box/bag of any type of noodles)
5. Spaghetti (meatless)
6. Breakfast for Supper (usually omelettes, pancakes, or egg sandwiches with bacon or sausage links)
7. Hot Dogs with Macaroni and Cheese OR Hot Dogs with Baked Beans
8. Ramen Noodles
9. Homemade Pizzas (I buy the frozen bread dough to use as the crust)
10. Homemade Pot Pies (similar to the little frozen ones you can buy)
11. Homemade "Hot Pockets" (I use frozen bread dough and whatever filling type stuff I have around...I've used broccoli, chicken, cream of chicken soup...I've also used chicken, mixed vegetables and cheddar cheese soup.)
12. Easy Calzones (again, frozen bread dough...then I buy one pack of the cheapest salami, one pack of the cheapest lunchmeat ham and 1 bag of shredded cheese)
13. Chili (I usually make enough to make 3 different meals with it...first meal is chili with mashed potatoes, 2nd meal is chili hot dogs and 3rd meal is chili mac and cheese)
14. Baked Potatoes topped with crumbled bacon and cheddar broccoli soup (I buy a small head of broccoli and chop it small to add into the soup)
We may not always eat healthy in my house but my kids' bellies are always full when they go to bed each night. There are 5 in my family but 3 of the 5 have big appetites.
In place of #4 try Fried CAbbage with some sliced up potatoes, and a package of Kielbasa all cooked together. Oh so good.