What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?
Share what’s on your plate! Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.
What’s on My Plate?
As you know I challenged myself to cut back a little this month in spending and to be a little more intentional to use up things that we have. It’s all too easy to want to head to the store because there’s nothing inspiring in the cupboards.
But, last year when I did this pantry challenge, I found out that I created all sorts of yummy things that we’ve made again and again — on purpose, even though that challenge has ended.
I’m attempting to chronicle our pantry challenge here on Good Cheap Eats everyday. So, here’s what was on our plates today.
Breakfast – Oatmeal
Many of my six children prefer instant oatmeal over the cook-on-the-stove variety. I offered them instant packets that I had made myself as well as some store flavors that we got practically free with coupons. My thirteen year old and I had Not Mushy Oatmeal, made with steel cut oats, almonds, dried cranberries, brown sugar, and cream.
Lunch – Pork Chops, Stuffing, Green Beans
This is a freezer meal recipe that I’m testing for the cookbook. Yum!
Dinner – Simple Bean Tostadas
Simple Bean Tostadas were one of my old standbys when we were digging out of debt. Fry up corn tortillas, add homemade pinto beans, cheese, lettuce, and other fresh toppings and you’ve got a feast for just pennies.
What’s on YOUR Plate?
Share with us a recent meal you prepared. It doesn’t have to be a Pantry Challenge meal, but that would be cool if it were!
Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to www.goodcheapeats.com in your post so others know where the dinner party is. And don’t forget to pop around and visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.