I’ve recently started the occasional post on Facebook reporting what we are having for dinner and asking others to post theirs as well. It’s a bit of fun, and a way of keeping in touch with people.
Food is important to me, the ‘soul’ part of keeping body and soul together is paramount. Sure, we need to eat, but it’s also nice to enjoy eating. I love to cook, and get around the chore of having to decide what to eat each night by menu planning as much as possible.
Again, the tight budget actually helps here. I sit down and plan the week’s meals based around what’s already in the cupboard or freezer and in a particularly tight week I can sometimes get away with a few fruit and veg and perhaps a new block of cheese. The General having moved out for a while, we are no longer going through 2 litres of milk a day either!
Tonight we had left over chilli from one night last week. There was not enough chilli to go round the 3 of us, so I made some flour tortillas, wrapped the chilli up in that, grated some cheese over the top and bunged it in the oven for 15 minutes to warm through and melt the cheese. We had sour cream and salsa left from last week and I added some fresh salad from my trip to the shops today. Fantastic meal, total cash outlay on this specific meal about $2.50. For some great ideas on how to eat ‘nicely’ on a tight budget, check out my fav super frugal foodie, Sophie Gray at The Destitute Gourmet. What did you have for dinner tonight?