By ALANA HOUSE
School holiday are drawing to a close in our household and my pockets are empty after two weeks of childcare, so I have a week of budget dinners planned. Lots of pasta, canned fish and cheaper cuts of meat will keep costs down. But that doesn’t mean flavour will be sacrificed.
Here’s what I have planned …
Monday: Macaroni & cheese (with hidden veggies)
This recipe comes from Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. She’s comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s wife and specialises in sneaky recipes that contain vegetable purees. This one has half a cup of carrot puree in it.
Tuesday: Salmon rosti
This recipe mixes hash browns with canned salmon for a succulent dinner treat. It calls for frozen shredded potatoes, which I don’t think are available in Oz, so I’ll be grating my own.
Wednesday: Grilled chicken fingers with Manchurian sauce
My husband takes care of the barbecuing at our place (I know, I know) and Wednesday is his day off, so he’ll grill these tasty babies.
Thursday: Beef tostadas
I’ll put the beef in the slow cooker before heading to work. Substitutes for fussy kids include ditching the chilli, using grated cheese instead of feta and skipping the coriander.
Friday: Tuna pasta bake
This quick one-dish meal is ideal at the end of a busy day.
This article originally appeared on iVillage.com.au. Want more budget recipe ideas? Try these …
What’s for dinner at your house this weekend?