Side Dishes · Uncategorized

Beet and Feta Salad- $4.09 recipe/$0.82 serving

Summer weather is here, and that means salads galore! I live in a beautiful little pre-war apartment. That means I get to have gorgeous parquet wood floors, tons of character, and a charming neighborhood. It also means that I have no air conditioning. I haven’t lived in a place with central air in about ten… Continue reading Beet and Feta Salad- $4.09 recipe/$0.82 serving

Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken And Bacon Sandwich- $18.12 recipe/ $2.59 sandwich

I’m not messing around with this sandwich, sometimes you have to just go all in. This is basically the carpe diem of sandwiches. Mayo, bacon, AND BBQ chicken- yes, life really can be this beautiful.¬†After I made all the fixings for the week, the fella started circling the kitchen like some sort of sandwich mad… Continue reading BBQ Chicken And Bacon Sandwich- $18.12 recipe/ $2.59 sandwich

New York City

A Walk Through Long Island City

Since we’ve only lived in Queens about a year, we are still exploring. Checking out new¬†areas is a great frugal way to have fun, especially if you bring some of your own food and drink with you. This weekend we checked out Long Island City (LIC). We went to Gantry Plaza State Park which is… Continue reading A Walk Through Long Island City

Breakfast & Brunch

Spinach Egg Pepper Cups and Perfect Homefries- $8.15 recipe/ $1.36 serving

I love making fancy brunch food, this combo is definitely guest worthy. Both the peppers and potatoes were 99 cents a pound, and the only other ingredients in the dish are herbs, eggs, frozen spinach, and olive oil! This is the perfect meal to make for guests: easy to make, very little hands on time,… Continue reading Spinach Egg Pepper Cups and Perfect Homefries- $8.15 recipe/ $1.36 serving

Freezer Meals

Freezer Meal: Chicken Burritos and Homemade Bouillon

If you saw my post about Turkey Vegetable Soup, then you know that I’m currently stocking my freezer with convenient meals. Yesterday I wanted to freeze 16 burritos so that we could have them as easy to grab dinners on lazy nights. Whole chicken hit a low price at my local grocery store ($1.65/lb.), so… Continue reading Freezer Meal: Chicken Burritos and Homemade Bouillon

Sandwiches

Classic Roast Beef Sandwich (with homemade roast beef)- $10.15 recipe/$1.69 sandwich

Maybe it’s because I grew up having amazing packed lunches (thanks Mom and Dad!), but I can’t think of a better way to show love than sending a portable piece of home off with the fella each day. Bring a few lunches like this and you’ll be stirring envy in the hearts of your co-workers!… Continue reading Classic Roast Beef Sandwich (with homemade roast beef)- $10.15 recipe/$1.69 sandwich

Freezer Meals · Frugal Living & Thrifty Ideas · Soups

Freezer Meal: Turkey Vegetable Soup- $20.32 recipe/$1.70 serving (makes 12 servings)

I spend $200 or less per month to feed two adults in mega expensive New York City. If you simply make real food from scratch, and eliminate eating out for convenience sake, I guarantee you will slash your budget. Freezer meals are a huge help in this department, they ensure that you won’t fold and… Continue reading Freezer Meal: Turkey Vegetable Soup- $20.32 recipe/$1.70 serving (makes 12 servings)