Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Inexpensive Eats

I've been trying to watch our grocery budget around here.  So I've been searching the net, cookbooks etc to compile a list of uber-economical meals.  Here's what I've come up with so far:
3.  Breakfast-for-dinner
4.  Quesadillas with veggies or chicken
5.  Pasta with homemade marinara or mushroom cream sauce
6.  Tacos with black beans or refried beans and Mexican rice
7.  Potato Soup
8.  Stir fry with tofu
9.  Bean chili
10. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup  :)
Anyone else want to share their favorite inexpensive meals???


chocoholic said...

We've been eating a lot of omelets lately...eggs with veggies and sometimes ham or sausage. Also, potatoes are pretty cheap and can be cooked a variety of ways as sides. Stuffed baked potatoes make a pretty good main too.Opt for chicken thighs over breast. They are cheaper and more flavorful. I like them this way: let them soak in buttermilk for 20 minutes or so. Dip the meat in to a 1 part paprika 3 parts flour mixture, back into the buttermilk and then back into the flour mixture, pressing to adhere it to the chicken. Pop into hot oil for three minutes. Promply remove and bake in a 350 degree oven, on a bakng sheet for about 30 minutes. Presto- a crunchy "fried chicken"

chocoholic said...

I also like cowboy beans