Introducing… What’s On Your Plate?

One of the struggles many a home cook faces is what kind of side dishes to match with the rest of the meal. Or how about wondering if anyone else’s enchilada casserole didn’t turn out quite like they expected? Did anybody else make “a run for the border” tonight when the propane tank ran out? Who can I brag about my yummy cherry pie to?

What’s On Your Plate? is about real people sharing real meals on real budgets. So, join us every Wednesday here. Share a single meal’s menu — that’s all! If you’ve got a picture, a funny story, a recipe, a frugal tip, share those, too.

Basically, explain what’s on your plate!

Not only will there be a featured foodie each week, but there will be a link-up opportunity for everyone. We’ll try that nifty, new inlinkz picture-linky thingy. Share your  menu in the comments section if you don’t have a blog or don’t feel like blogging. Just make sure to link to Good CheapEats.com so others know where to get  the dish. Come back next Wednesday morning ready to share what’s on your plate. In the meantime,

What did you have for lunch today?

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  1. The kids and I had cream cheese and jelly with fruit and fresh avocado. Daddy had a grilled chicken (from the freezer) in a wrap with garden tomatoes, and cheese.

    Yum!

    Love this idea. I’ll be here Wednesday!

  2. We had BBQ Chicken Wraps! I had some chicken thighs in the fridge that were about to expire, so instead of throwing them out I cooked them up last night. Then today I stuffed some shredded cheese, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, multi-colored tortilla strips, and the BBQ Chicken in a spinach tortilla for a quickie lunch with the hubs.

  3. Wonderful idea!

    Jessica, I never thought of cream cheese and jelly. Sounds like a combo that I would like!

  4. My lunch today was BLT and sweet potato fries. We took my mom out for lunch today to celebrate her 82nd bday.

    See you on Wednesday!

  5. We had grilled chicken salads with ranch dressing today. :-)

  6. Love this! Can’t wait for Wed!

  7. We had grilled cheese sandwiches: Sourdough bread from one of the loaves we had gotten from our produce co-op earlier in the morning with a combination of cheddar, Swiss, and/or colby-jack slices from a Finlandia variety pack purchased at Costco. There was also a huge selection of fruit to choose from: oranges, apples, plums, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and pineapple. Fresh produce makes summer wonderful!

  8. Hmmm, for lunch I had a ton of paperwork to do and a side of Ina Garten’s Pesto Pea Pasta salad. It is one of my all time favorites, it’s very pretty and a good use for all of the fresh basil in my garden! ~LeslieMichele

  9. LOVE this idea!!!
    We had tomato sandwiches for lunch – nothing like homegrown tomatoes on your bread with the juice running down your chin. :)

  10. So excited for this new series. I have shared many times with friends that you CAN eat healthful, real, whole foods on a budget without feeding your family chemicals and preservatives and not break the bank. This series will be a great resource for me as I continue on this journey, and one I will definitely share with friends.

    Hmm, we are on vacation, so yesterday we had salads for lunch.

  11. What a great idea! I post my menu’s each week and I also do a post with a recipe each week. I can’t wait to link them up!

    For lunch: whole wheat pita with lean turkey, lettuce, cucumber, banana peppers, and laughing cow cheese.

    • Just to clarify, this isn’t about weekly menu planning. OrgJunkie.com has that one covered. WOYP is about sharing a meal together and inspiring and encouraging one another.

      Your lunch sounds yummy!

  12. We had pasta with pesto, garlic bread, and tomatoes from our little garden. The pesto and bread were in the freezer, so it made for a quick no-fuss (but really tasty) lunch.

  13. We were very tempted to go out to eat on Saturday, but didn’t want to spend the money. I had half a bag of spinach that needed to be used, so I threw together a spinach and cheese fritatta with toast and fresh fruit on the side. It was very satisfying and we were glad we didn’t eat out.

  14. Just wandered across this, and love the idea! Today for lunch the kids had leftover pizza and applesauce. I had sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, and pickled cucumber salad. It was heavenly to eat straight from our little garden patch. Round it off with a big glass of sweet tea. Great lunch for a hot day!

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