For those of you who read my book review of the Tightwad Gazette, you'll remember I decided to start having one day a week where we ate 'frugal food'. And, to me, the epitome of frugal food was this: oatmeal for breakfast, peanut butter and jelly for lunch, and of course, waffles for dinner.
This worked well for the first two weeks. Then, my sweet husband said, "Maybe we could try something besides waffles next week." I agreed, wholeheartedly. I can only take waffles so many nights a month. So, this week, I decided to make red beans and rice. I did make a few changes: instead of ham or smoked sausage, I threw in a few drumsticks I got yesterday night at the grocery store. (Even better, they were half price!) And, I threw them in about 5 hours before I planned on eating dinner. I hope they will be cooked in time- I may need to adjust the recipe for that. I will update this post if so.
Red beans and rice is the OTHER 'waffles' in our house...it's another cheap recipe that my husband doesn't particularly like. He did say the other day that having frugal recipes makes him feel richer. So, I guess it's better than nothing?
Well, I figured there has got to be a good collection of frugal recipes that DO taste good. So, I started looking around, and found this excellent page on Frugal Follies. Not only does it have a large variety of recipes, it has things that sound incredibly delicious, like balsamic chicken, pepper steak, etc. I can't wait to add some of these to my collection of frugal recipes! I know my husband will appreciate it too.
Do you have any frugal recipes that you love? What is your go-to website for great, inexpensive recipes? Please link up or leave a comment. I love new recipes, especially those recommended by others.