A few of my friends and I were recently discussing our need to keep our food budgets down in the coming months. We all share the two problems: we’re usually cooking just for ourselves, maybe one other person, and we don’t like to eat the same things over and over. We have a few ideas in mind, key among them is planning meals for a week (or two) so that one makes fewer trips to the grocery store with only a list of ingredients for those meals in hand (thereby making fewer impulse purchases). The other good thing about planning ahead is you can plan leftovers to be turned into other meals.
We’re also going to share a few recipes with each other that are cheap to make, but are good for a few meals. With that in mind, I’m going to start a new category: Budget-friendly. I’ll go through and mark those recipes already on the site today, and I have a couple posts ready to put up in the next few days.
What’s your favorite dish to make on a budget?