Weekly feature about what I have or will cook for our family for $100 for the week. Four meals for our family of four for less than $100. Meals are primarily gluten free, but can be made gluten-full if you desire.
Sunday – Cola pork and french fries. The Cola pork is easy. Put a pork butt in the crock pot with 2 Cokes or Dr. Pepper, some mustard, and a bit of salt. Put it in the Crock Pot on high for 6-8 hours. The pork will fall apart. If you need a recipe for the cola pork, a quick Google search will give you lots of options.
I pulled the pork and then put it on an Udi’s bun for me and regular buns for the gluten eaters. I fried french fries in oil. I used Ore Ida Spicy Curly Fries. They were marked gluten free and they were good!
Store the pork because you will need it!
Monday – Pork tacos. I used drained black beans, refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, avocado, and sour cream. I fried corn tortillas in about an inch of oil to make them soft and pliable. Warmed the pork in the microwave and built tacos for everyone. Done!
Again, Bush’s beans are the safest bet.
Tuesday – Cashew Apricot-Glazed Chicken, Rice, and Spinach Salad. Here is a link to the recipe for the Chicken. I didn’t bake the chicken, I sauteed it in the pan. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. When the chicken was cooked, I turned off the pan and put the glaze on to melt. I made rice. I opened a bag for the Spinach Salad and used all the accessories within the bag. Also, I might cut the recipe for the glaze for the chicken in half. I have lots of leftover glaze. My kids even at this one!
Wednesday – More cola pork sammies with baked beans and cole slaw. I didn’t use a bun here, sometimes I just eat the pork without a bun. I opened can of Bush’s Baked Beans, warmed the pork in the microwave, and made coleslaw from a bag. Done!
This is an example of cook one day, eat all week. The pork butt can be used a million ways but these are our favorites!
Also, I think I spent $67 this week on dinners. This was a VERY inexpensive food week for us.