This is the twenty-seventh post in my 31 Days of Living on Less Series. If you'd like to read all the posts in order, go to Day 1.
One of the ways I've found to save money in the kitchen is to keep food simple. Rather than making elaborate dishes, I pretty much stick to the basics. I do really enjoy cooking special recipes, but often they're more expensive, so I save them for special occasions.
Here are a few simple meals we enjoy:
- Easy Chicken and Rice
- Refried Beans in the Crock Pot (burritos)
- My Grandma's Hamburger Stew (I pretty much just use whatever I have on hand for this soup.) I love soups, especially for the winter months. Here's a list of 50 Real Food Soups that might be a great resource for soup ideas.
- Basic Quiche (crustless)
- Taco Salad
For side dishes, we often just have a simple salad from the garden (we're now enjoying lettuce and swiss chard from our fall garden!), fried cabbage, or something equally simple.