Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cooking for 2-ish

Hey err'body!

Hubbins and I have been making an effort to cook at home more. We both looove to eat out, but we've been working on our budget and eating out all the time just is not conducive to saving money. Sad but true. We're attempting meal planning and everything. This domesticity thing is weird.

I borrowed this from here. Because it's cute. :) 
Yesterday we made homemade sloppy joe's, and holy mother they were good. It was basically lean ground beef, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce (we were supposed to use vinegar and didn't have any), salt/pepper, green peppers, shallots, sugar. So. Darn. Good.

It's been fun though trying to find different recipes, especially ones that are easier to make and healthier. I bought a pre-marinated salmon filet the other day for under $7, and it'll probably have leftovers for the next couple days which we can use for lunches too. We're getting zucchini and squash to roast along with it. WE SHALL FEAST LIKE KINGS! And on a budget!! I am woman, hear me roar!

We've also realized that we probably shouldn't buy 8 bananas for the 2 of us. It's not like we eat bananas all day everyday. Plus I get 'em for free at work, so… I'll be making banana bread soon. That's basically the moral of the story here. Don't buy lots of bananas for 2 people. Marriage has been filled with weird little tidbits like that. I like it though. It's an adventure. =)

So far we've made…
Pesto grilled cheese sandwiches
Sloppy joe's and green beans
Chicken pot pie
Bowtie pasta with bacon and broccoli (with a side of alliteration)
BBQ Chicken pizza & caesar salad

We're also trying to make sure we eat veggies at every meal, and we bought some mangos that we sliced up and have been eating. Yuuuuuuum.

What are some of your favorite meals to make? I'll take anything: crockpot, healthy, vegetarian, meaty, preferably something that will make leftovers…. What say ye, fat kids?!

<3
A Redhead

5 comments:

  1. My favorite recipe web site for healthier food.

    http://www.skinnytaste.com/

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  2. Put some raw chicken breasts on low in a crockpot with a jar of your favorite tomato sauce. Come back from work and have amazing chicken cattiatore! Serve over your favorite pasta (or not). I prefer a little parmesan cheese on top!

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  3. A really easy dish I like is get a package of chicken tenderloins (you can get a package of 8 @wegmans). Get 2 cans of cranberry sauce with the cranberries in it and a package of dried onions. Mix the onions and cranberries and spread them over the chicken . Its one of those dishes you want to wat for dinner and then finish up for leftovers for lunch the next day

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    1. The above message is from small group Sarah

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  4. This isn't really a recipe but I went to Aldi yest and I got ingredients for corn chowder, apple pie & pumpkin coffee cake all for under $20 bucks cause I did have to get a few things at Wegmans! but I brought home like 5 grocery bags. And my dad told me today that Aldi is a part of Trader Joe's! So if you have an Aldi or Save A Lot or store like that I would totally recommend checking them out. Honestly I was always like I dont want to go to a place like that cause I can afford to go to Wegmans but I am no longer thinking like that because of all the great find I found for the same product for prolly half as much altogether! I am planning on hitting up Aldi any chance I get =)

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