This is a hard one. We eat out alot. MY husband doesn't eat pork and he doesn't like milk. I have two children

ages2 and 4. We have to start eating at home because it has become to expensive. but because it is hard to please everyone i find it hard to cook for everyone. so that is why we eat out. I love southern home cooked food and my kids are kids. so if you can provide some helpful hints to grocery shopping to make life a little cheaper for us i would be very grateful. also any recipies because i love to cook. thanks.


I know which items to buy for each person, i was trying to find meals that everyone could eat together. so that i wouldn't have to cook three different things. I was looking for creative answers not sarcasm. thanks for the ones that replied with real answers

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Cheeseburger Macaroni

    1lb. Hamburger

    1 box macaroni and cheese

    ¼ cup milk

    2 tbsp. Butter

    1½ cups shredded cheese (your choice)

    (Optional) Mushrooms, onion, green peppers, chopped

    Prepare macaroni and cheese according to box directions. Brown hamburger in a separate skillet, drain grease. Combine macaroni mixture and hamburger, add milk and butter, macaroni cheese packet and shredded cheese. Mix well to combine.

    Mom's American Goulash

    1 lb. Hamburger

    2 small cans tomato sauce

    1 can diced tomatoes with juice

    1 lb. Large elbow macaroni

    2 tbsp. Butter

    Salt and Pepper to taste

    Brown hamburger until no longer pink, drain any grease. Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Combine hamburger and macaroni in a large bowl or pot, add sauce, tomatoes with juice and butter. Allow to sit 15 minutes on warm so that macaroni absorbs some of the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Bubble Pizza

    2 tubes biscuits

    1 lb hamburger, browned

    2 cup shredded cheese, can use 1c moz and 1c cheddar

    1 jar pizza sauce

    Preferred pizza toppings

    cut biscuits into quarters and place in a 9x13 baking pan, stir in all other ingredients and bake according to biscuit tube directions


    1 pound - lean ground beef

    1 cup - onion, chopped

    1/4 cup - ketchup

    2 tablespoons - chili sauce

    1 teaspoon - cider vinegar

    1 (12 oz) can - refrigerated biscuits

    Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat,

    stirring frequently, until beef is browned and crumbly and onion

    is tender, about 8 minutes. Drain. Add ketchup, chili sauce and vinegar to beef and onion; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Cool 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Separate dough into 10

    biscuits. Press or roll each biscuit on lightly floured surface

    to a 6-inch round.Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture onto half of each round. Fold

    round in half over filling. Press edges together carefully to

    seal. Place on baking sheet. Bake turnover until golden, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.

    * It is important to let the beef mixture cool; if the filling is too hot, it can melt the biscuits.


    5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    8 oz. Sour cream

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

    1 can cream of chicken soup

    2 c. Ritz crackers, crushed

    1/2 c. Butter

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil chicken until done. Cut into

    small pieces. Mix chicken, both soups, sour cream and poppy

    seeds in a large bowl. Pour into slightly greased pan. Melt

    butter and mix with Ritz crackers. Sprinkle on top of casserole.

    Bake for 20-30 minutes. Keep an eye on it and make sure top

    doesn't burn.

    Tortilla Lasagna

    2 pounds lean ground beef

    1 large sweet onion, chopped

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 teaspoon cumin

    1/2 teaspoon red pepper

    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

    12 corn tortillas

    1 (16 ounce) container cottage or ricotta cheese

    1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

    2 cup lettuce shredded

    2 fresh tomatoes, diced

    1 cup black olives, sliced

    1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

    Brown ground beef in a large skillet with onion and garlic.

    Add cumin, red pepper, cayenne pepper and diced tomatoes and

    cook over low-medium heat for several minutes. Remove from


    Place 6 of the corn tortillas and the bottom of a lightly

    greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish and spread meat mixture evenly

    over tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas.

    Combine ricotta and Monterey jack cheeses and mix well. Spread

    cheeses over tortillas and bake at 350 degrees F for for

    30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomatoes,

    black olives and Cheddar cheese. Slice and serve.

    Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

    1 (8oz) container light sour cream

    1 (8oz) container nonfat plain yogurt

    1 (10-3/4oz) can cream of chicken soup with 1/3 less salt

    1 (4oz) can diced green chilies

    12 (6-7 inch) white corn or flour tortillas

    1 Cup (4oz) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

    1-1/2 Cups chopped cooked chicken

    1/4 Cup sliced green onions

    Heat oven to 350*F degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch (3 Qt) baking dish

    with nonstick cooking spray. In med. bowl, combine sour cream,

    yogurt, soup and chilies; mix well. Spoon bout 3 Tbsp sour cream

    mixture down center of each tortilla. Reserve 1/4 cup Cheddar

    cheese; sprinkle each tortilla with remaining cheese, chicken

    and onions. Roll tortillas and place in spray-coated dish, seam

    side down. Spoon remaining sour cream mixture over tortillas.

    Cover with foil and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until hot and

    bubbly. Remove foil; sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup cheese.

    Return to oven & bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or

    until cheese is melted. Garnish with shredded lettuce and

    chopped tomatoes, if desired.


    1 bag Doritos

    1 (16 oz.) Cheddar cheese, grated

    4-5 boneless chicken breasts, cooked

    1 can cream of chicken soup

    1 can diced Rotel tomatoes

    Combine in food processor: Cream of chicken soup, Rotel, 2/3 cup grated cheese and chicken. Line cake pan with layer of Doritos, then spread mixture on top of Doritos. Layer with Doritos again and top with cheese.

    Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Then uncover and bake for 10 minutes more. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.


    1 lb. hamburger

    3/4 lb. bacon

    1/2 c. onion

    2 cans Navy beans

    1 can chili beans

    1 c. ketchup

    1/4 c. brown sugar

    3 tbsp. vinegar

    1 can kidney beans

    Brown hamburger and onions; drain. Brown bacon crisp and crumble. Mix together all ingredients. Can be made in a crock pot, cooking for 4 to 9 hours or regular oven for 1 hour.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My advice is to make all foods and say that this is dinner. Explain to your husband that it is in your children's best interest to have positive food experiences with all foods while they are young so you want to expose them to pork and milk and you'd appreciate his help. If he only eats a very little bit of each and then waits until after the children are asleep to eat something else, that would work but if he is resistant in front of the children or if you cut milk and pork out entirely, your children are more likely to be picky eaters as they grow up. Offer up plenty of vegetables and fruits, cut the junk food and sweets down considerably, and encourage your children to help in meal preparation as much as possible. Variety and healthy, balanced meals are both important. If you don't have a lot of time for cooking, consider using a crock pot for at least one dinner per week whether it is a roast, bbq, or stew. Fish is a quick preparation too. Get some good recipe books. Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook is an old standby in my family. And my last bit of advice: don't go for the things at the store that are marketed to children. They are almost universally bad. Believe it or not, there are children who claim their favorite food is vegetables.

  • Claire
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I am reading this and scratching my head. I cannot imagine you not eating pork is of any consequence whatsoever. There is something else going on in his brain that has nothing to do with your personal ban on bacon. So, he eats absolutely everything? Of course not. Everyone has their food preferences and as long as you are eating a well balanced diet, it doesn't actually matter if you choose not to eat a particular food. I don't like mushrooms or asparagus, but I enjoy tons of other veggies. I don't eat salmon, but I do eat many other healthy sources of protein. Again, I don't get the issue.

  • 1 decade ago

    Flordia oranges are really good... I bet your whole family would like that.

    You have to throw some in other stuff for an actual meal. Some chicken would be nice... I like chicken.

    Also, try this "Caterpillar". You need different color construction paper.

    Well, cut out circles about 4 inches in diameter. Each person (if you want, including your husband) will have a side of the refridgerator. Whenever that person tries something new, they get a circle, and put what it was that they tried on it. Let the circles go down and down the refridgerator, and when it reaches the bottom, that person gets some sort of reward.

    I think it'll work.

    Sorry if my spelling isn't perfect. =D

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like your kids could do with a bit of fussiness moderation. Cook what you know to be healthy and tasty and don't let them dictate what you should cook. Kids usually want food that they're familiar with and which taste good but aren't necessarily healthy. They're at the age where you have to expand their range of tastes so that they can get along better in the real world!

    Vegetarian lasagne, soups, mild curries etc can all be really healthy, tasty, and cheap to shop for.

  • 1 decade ago

    removing pork from your grocery list is not a bad thing.try lean chicken, turkey, fish and veggies. pasta/noodles is something everyone usually likes. baking food is healthier than frying. try serving fish at least 3x a week. frozen or canned salmon or or frozen tilapia can just be seasoned with salt and pepper then baked. serve with veggies such as lightly buttered corn, home made mashed potatoes or even sweet potato oven fries or flavored rice...the internet is a good source for recipes. some websites to check out are martha stewart everyday food or recipezaar.

  • mrfroo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    You can omit pork and make alot of recipes subbing turkey for pork.

    I also suggest using coupons - alot of the stuff they have coupons for goes on sale within a week or two of the Sunday paper.

    Also, don't allow your kids to become picky eaters. Just because dad doesn't like something, doesn't mean the kids have an excuse to become picky.

  • 1 decade ago

    My recommendation would be to first invest in a good set of waterless, greaseless cookware as the healthy quality of whatever food you cook will be the best for your family. Waterless/greaseless cookware teaches you to use low heat and cook without water or grease as most of all the nutrients in our foods are water soluble and cooking with high heat especially over 180 degrees 90% of all nutrients are killed. They say if the kitchen sink was a member of your family it would be the healthiest as we boil our vegetables and dump out the water with all the nutrients and the peel's with most of the nutrition. You will be amazed when your children eat the veggies and meat that were cooked withut water and grease.

    Source(s): Former Exec. Chef
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can buy chicken. Expecially, Chicken Nuggets, they have some Dino Shaped Chicken Nuggets. You can always buy Apple Juice or Juicy Juice (they have nice flavors and it's 100% juice) it's healthy. You can buy some rice. (Rice Pilaf is really good). You can also make pasta. I reccomend any Sauce from the jar. Homemade, is optional.

  • copper
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    chicken is an excellant alternative for pork. I don't like pork a lot myself, but almost any recipe that calls for pork can be made with chicken

  • 1 decade ago

    Just cook chicken and beef then - its not hard to omit pork and milk!

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