Non-Recipe Meal Ideas

Do you need a quick meal? Something to hold you over until you can get to the grocery store? Are you broke and need ideas to bring down the grocery bill? Here are some ideas for simple things, most of which use kitchen staples that you probably already have in your pantry or fridge. Things like scrambles, omelettes, burritos, tacos, fried rice, chili and quesadillas are very customizable and can utilize the odds and ends you might have lying around so that they don’t go to waste.

Ham & Egg Scramble with Green Onions
  • Bacon, Sausage or Linguica & Eggs
  • Ham & Egg Scramble
  • Oatmeal & Cream of Wheat
  • Omelette
  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Waffle Sandwich
  • Burritos, Tacos & Tostadas
  • English Muffin Pizzas
  • Fried Rice
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Onion & Tomato Soup
  • Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers
  • Pantry Chili
  • Pasta with Prego & Sausage
  • Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
  • Tomato Soup & Cottage Cheese
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Garlic Bread
  • Steamed Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
  • Celery with Peanut Butter
  • Cottage Cheese & Pineapple
  • Fried Egg over Rice
  • Linguica served with a side of Mustard
  • Quesadillas
  • Slice Apples topped with Melted Cheddar Cheese
Barbecued Linguica
Strawberries with Whipped Cream
  • Bundt Cake (Boxed Cake Mix)
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Apples
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Toast
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Peanut Butter Banana Bites
  • Smores
  • Strawberries topped with Whipped Cream