Real Food on Budget
Week of December 10, 2018.

Monday, December 10, 2018 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is in full swing. I thought I was going to be ahead of everything having all my Christmas shopping done by November 30th and that includes my wrapping as well. 

Apparently, I needed to get things done early because life has decided to put a curve in my plans. We are now dealing with a bit of a health crisis in our family. Everything I had planned has been tossed out the window as we deal with heart problems of a loved one. Planning my meals to keep my family on track is even more important now that we don't know what each day will bring. 

Between doctors and hospital visits, we are trying to live our life as normal as possible. Sitting around and waiting for something to happen has never been our way to live life. We will continue to be part of things with family and friends to help maintain normalcy in our life. If you think of it please say a little prayer for our family. We could sure use it.  

My instant pot is getting a work out when preparing our family meals because we can eat a homecooked meal that can be prepared very quickly and it always so tasty.   

$75 for a family a week
~ Menu ~ 

Garden Vegetable Soup
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Roast with potatoes and carrots in slow cooker/instant pot
Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Veggies
Pork Chops with Onions, Potatoes, Broccoli
Homemade Pizza
Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Garlic Toast

- is always leftovers from the night before
Grilled Cheese


Bagels w' Cream Cheese


What is your favourite slow cooker or instant pot meal?