I’m continuing my look at our monthly grocery bill with a challenge of seeing how cheaply I can feed my family of 5 hungry people! This series, brought to you by my friends at Indiana’s Family of Farmers, features four meals of breakfast, lunch dinner or a combo of all three. And each meal much contain protein. My house can’t live on salad alone!
As I stated last month, what is difficult for me is realizing the cost of meat in the grocery. I believe beef, pork and chicken are very affordable and we enjoy the safest, most affordable food of any country on the planet. But I don’t buy meat in the grocery. We butcher our own hogs every winter and I buy half a beef from a cattle farmer friend, thus avoiding the grocery store. We don’t raise our own chickens, yet, so I will buy those in the grocery.
- 1 16 oz bag of wide egg noodles
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 c milk
- 1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
- 16 oz package hot dogs, cut up
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp prepared mustard
- Cook the noodles using package directions. Drain
- Heat the butter in a saucepan until melted. Add the flour and salt and stir well.
- Add the mild gradually, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Stir in the cheese
- Add the noodles and mix gently.
- Spoon into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
- Combine hot dogs, mayonnaise, brown sugar and mustard in a bowl.
- Spoon over noodle mixture.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes