Taco Salad


So if I were to make pan roasted corn 2 days in a row, does that make me obsessed??? I pan roasted some fresh corn kernals (just like last night) to put on tonight's taco salad!  They just taste that good! Taco Salad Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 25 minutes Ingredients 1 cup rice ($.20) 1/4 cup store bought salsa ($.25) About … [Read more...]

Taco Pasta


This meal is "Dad Approved" and "Kid Approved!"  The Hubs had a taste as he made his way through the kitchen after getting home...and he declared this Taco Pasta as "Dad Approved!" Taco Pasta Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 40 minutes Ingredients 1.8 lb. ground beef ($2.14) Divided into 2 meals...$1.07 for this meal! 1 6 oz. can … [Read more...]

Spicy Bean Cakes


Julie shared this recipe with me and I thought I'd give it a whirl!  I left off the sour cream lime sauce (trying to keep it dairy free!).  Paired with corn and sweet potato circles.  A fabulous and tasteful meal! Since I bought a GINORMOUS sweet potato, I only grated half of it and then sliced the other half into thin circles that I added to the cookie sheets for broiling.  … [Read more...]

Eggplant Penne Pasta with How to Prepare Eggplant


This meal is sorta "2-n-1"...it could be vegetarian...or it could be done with meat or diced chicken! Here's the lowdown... Since I only used 1 cup of the crushed tomatoes, I ended up using the rest to make spaghetti sauce for the boys while I'm gone this weekend.  Before stashing it in the fridge, I tossed about 1 cup with the eggplant and pasta for the boys...then … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Black Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Black Beans and Rice

  I {heart} rice and beans!  Mostly because they make SUCH cheap meals!  Even larger families or families with older children could make a meal with rice and beans that's less than $5!  I encourage everyone to incroporate a rice and beans...or other vegetarian style meal into their weekly meal plan.  Just an easy way to save a few bucks each week! I {heart} my … [Read more...]