One of the easiest ways to save money is to make your own food. Buying lunch or dinner every day can really take a toll on your wallet.
However, it may be daunting to sort through the millions (billions? gajillions?) of recipes on the internet and in cookbooks to find worthwhile meals. Instead, I will post a few of my favorite recipes in hopes that you'll enjoy them too and can end your internet searching! The recipes that I feature will all be easy, fairly cheap, and healthy... and will usually make enough to have leftovers for a few more lunches or dinners!
To begin... today's recipe is Spinach and Sausage Pasta. Quite delicious, if I may say so myself :) I've made it twice now and both times were fantatsic! The recipe, with my changes below, made enough for dinner AND lunch for my boyfriend and I.
I made a few changes to the recipe on that site:
--I used 12 oz. of pasta instead of 8oz
-- 3 cups of chicken broth rather than 2
-- Mike doesn't like cheese, so we left that as an optional add-on to our individual bowls (and I loaded up on it!).
-- I added mushrooms when adding the broth and tomatoes (because I had some on hand and needed to use them up)
-- Completely left out the green onion.
Even with the changes to the original recipe, it was quite fantastic!
If a recipe calls for extra finishing garnishes (green onion, chives, parsley, cilantro, etc) that you don't have or don't want to buy, don't worry about it: leaving those out won't ruin the dish. I almost NEVER buy those little garnishes and everything still tastes great ;)
Want more meal ideas? Check out my Cheap Recipes page!
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