So I have been minimizing our little house (we just did spring cleaning a few months ago but I held on to so many things "just in case".
But today is a different story. I have a few things in my drawers and enough work clothes for a week plus a few days.
Anyway, we have reduced by half.
But, we want to have better eating habits on a low budget. The posts above got me thinking and motivated to change.
We have meat for this week, but I would prefer to drop meat altogether. Convincing DH is going to be another story though. I cook for everyone and he would be ticked if all I made was meat free dishes.
I just asked and he said he is willing to go 2-3 days without meat. Cool. I take that to mean 3-4
But what things do you make as a meal?
beans and rice-
beans and ?
Help me out mamas
I feel all clean-like
good for you, getting stuff done.
chili, burritos, bean soup (there are a million different types, all very distinct and interesting. i prefer black bean soup or lentil soup, personally) rice & dahl (curried lentils) refried beans w. eggs, spicy bean paste spread on bread, lentil patties, falafels, um... give me five minutes to refresh my brain and i'll give you a huge long list of other legume dishes. if you add tofu and textured soy protien to the mix you can get even more. if you need recipes for any of these, just ask. and if you start using soy protien you can sneak more meat-free meals into the menu without your dh ever knowing. i've never had anyone notice that their chili or spaghetti had textured soy instead of ground beef.
unreal - i have a big bag of quinoa, but i can't manage to make it appetizing. i've fried it in patties with jerk seasoning, made a porridge of it, and mixed it in with rice & beans but no matter what ds won't eat it. honestly, neither would i. if i knew of a way to make it edible that would be great, but until then that bag just sits.
and i forgot to include potatoes in my original list. ds also gets bananas, occasionaly applesauce and sometimes baby cereal. all these foods are versatile, but when they're all you get even the most versatile foods get awfully dull. i should just be grateful that he isn't old enough to know that he's missing out on a million yummy things. hopefully by the time he notices we have a better income and i can get him at least a few substitutes.