Easy Family Meals for the Home Chef on a Budget

For those families that sit down to make weekly meal plans every weekend, finding meals that are delicious and amenable to every member of the familial unit can be hard enough, but making those meals work on a budget can be even more trying. Thankfully, here at Deli Direct we can help those families that are cooking on a budget put together recipes that are both easy and surprisingly affordable.

The following are some of our favorite easy family meals on a budget:

Cheesy Omelets

At many grocery stores, shoppers can pick up a carton of a dozen eggs for under a dollar, while several of our big block cheeses here at Deli Direct can be had for just $3. Putting together an omelet using just these two ingredients (plus a little salt and pepper) is about as easy as cooking gets, and the really nice thing is that they can be further customized for everybody in the family. Dropping in some other affordable ingredients like diced ham, peppers, spinach, or onions doesn’t complicate the recipe at all. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?

Spaghetti & Garlic Bread

A family classic, spaghetti is just about as easy and affordable as budget cooking gets. A box of spaghetti noodles costs right around a dollar, while a jar of spaghetti sauce typically is just $2. If you’re the type of person who likes to add a little ground beef to your sauce, it doesn’t cost much to buy a half-pound from the butcher. While frozen garlic bread is only a couple of bucks, too, and can bake in the oven while the noodles are softening. Quick, easy, and affordable!

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Another great use for the Deli Direct block cheeses is for a warm, crispy grilled cheese sandwich. A loaf of white bread and a little sliced block cheese don’t cost much, and making these sandwiches doesn’t come close to using up the entire supply. Plus, tomato soup in the can is incredibly affordable and cooking it is as easy as heating it up on the stove. Put these two items together, and you’ll have the type of affordable family meal that warms the soul.

French Bread Pizza

Everybody loves pizza, which explains why so many people are so quick to order out for one, especially on weekends. However, that can get very expensive, so we recommend going with a delicious alternative that costs a lot less than carry-out. A loaf of French bread is not pricy, nor is pizza sauce or cheese. Add in a few slices of our Super Stick Pepperoni or some veggies, and you’ll have made-to-order French bread pizza that everyone in your family will love.

Some people think that making budget-conscious meals is a matter of intricate couponing, but really you can feed your family some truly delicious dinners without having to go through all that trouble or spending all that much money. The best part is that Deli Direct can send at least some of these items right to your door. Delicious, affordable, and convenient? What could be better than that?


You are here:

comments powered by Disqus
american ingredients budweiser cinco de mayo Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses care package Liverwurst meat and cheese gift baskets horseradish mayo Cheese baskets holiday appetizer Special Occasions - 4th of July toasted onion cheese spread BBQ Burger hot sauce meat snacks sea salt caramel dip Special Occasions - Christmas halloween chipotle cheese Specialty Items APO center pork chops apple strudel Special Occasions - Easter picnic Oktoberfest Customer Recommended - Specialty Sauces spicy chipotle sauce bleu cheese Food Show easter recipe The Rat Pack bacon spread swiss almond cheese spread sea food dip Fruit and Cheese spicy sauce Customer Recommended - Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages Daytona 500 80s night guacamole dip horseradish super hot sauce chipotle pepper cheese cheese spreads artichoke cheese Gift Baskets - Cheese and Sausage sweet salsa party tips asiago cheese spread Specialty Sauces - Hot Sauces Jack Link's Products cheese dip Thanksgiving bleu cheese spread dessert dips gift basket college care package mother's day hot alfredo Wisconsin cheese chipotle dip Grilling Meats Party Dips Seasonings Valentine's Day Super Bowl Customer Recommended - Care Packages cheddar cheese spread BBQ Pizza Pumpkin Butter cheese block halloween appetizer cin-a-bun king of the sea dip salsa horseradish cheese canadian bacon new york strip steak redneck olives center cuts St. Patrick's Day almond whipped cream Customer Recommended - Party Dips Seasonings big bubbas bbq sauce National Soup Month apple coleslaw meat and cheese gift basket bloody mary alfredo cheese and sausage horseradish recipes sausage Christmas spicy dip fall grilling meat chocolate raspberry Customer Recommended - Grilling Meats Easter 80's night specialty cheese horseradish cheese spread Special Occasions - Thanksgiving artichoke cheese dip sweet heat salsa cheese recipe cheesecake dip marinate steak gluten free BBQ Wings bacon recipe special cheese spread fall hot sauce Customer Recommended grilling mother's day gift Race Snacks Soup Month horseradish marinade Incredible Party Favorites Santa Fe Sauce Thanksgiving appetizer stuffed olives Easter basket unique foods recipes Super Bowl Sunday father's day hot pepper Blazin' Buffalo hot and spicy beans party dips hot sauces Chubby Cheeks cheddar bacon dip Soup Apple Brine Blue cheese Special Occasions - Father's Day Celiac Disease Pickles and Olives Alfredo sauce Gift Baskets - Gourmet Cheese horseradish pickles cheese spread horseradish month cheddar cheese wasabi peas Horseradish Products Customer Recommended - Sweet Treats Super Bowl Gift Basket Sea Salt carmel cheese and sausage gift basket Blue cheese spread baked cheddar bacon spread ghost pepper jerky stocking stuffer Deli Meats and Wisconsin Sausages Specialty Sauces - Mustards pumpkin spice olive soup topping Customer Recommended - Horseradish Products party dip halloween candy summer Sausage leftover recipes Customer Recommended - Gift Baskets Christmas recipe Valentine's Day dinner Thanksgiving gift basket Specialty Sauces - BBQ Sauces Care Packages Customer Recommended - Wisconsin Cheese Spreads seafood dips leftover idea Top Sellers meat snack gluten-free vegetable cheese blocks Specialty Sauces special buffalo dip dips and seasonings Special Occasions - Mother's Day whipped cream beef jerky Blazin' Buffalo Dip Barbecue Pizza rolling rock beer bucket vegetable cheese block jalapeno dip old-fashioned bologna toasted onion spread cajun sausage meat and cheese Gift Baskets pumpkin hot sauce bbq gift basket fall appetizers no bake cheesecake porkchops bleu cheese dip Wisconsin Specialty Cheeses asiago cheese fall appetizer Barbecue Burger awesome leftovers fall grilling meats leftover ideas bbq sauce beef summer sausage Troops ranch dip leftover recipe horseradish mustard chipotle pepper Barbecue Wings bratwurst guacamole salad dressing Chicago Hot Sauce cheese cheesecake leftovers Bologna dessert dip jerky hot Alfredo sauce Mr. Wonderful deli meats port wine cheese spread Specialty Sauces - Salsa Sweet Treats habenero dip chipotle sauce dip Dips Special Occasions - Football taco dip Unique Items Horseradish dicks perky pickles bloody mary recipe pork chops Deli Snacks Valentine

Latest Tweets