Make some food for cheap. Then eat it.
Wine, a roast, and maple syrup old fashioneds—a fancy dinner party for $13 per person.
I love to cook for people—it's how I show my love for my friends. Hosting a dinner party can be expensive, though! You want the food to be delicious and impressive, the alcohol to be free-flowing, and the pre-dinner nosh to be satisfying. Armed with $50 and a basic idea that I wanted to keep things as simple and delicious as possible (read: it’s 90 degrees out, so light food and drink, no oven involvement, and less than three pans to wash), I came up with a dinner party menu that received rave reviews from all guests in attendance.
So this is a baked-egg ratatouille. It's flexible, cheap, easy and healthy, and it accomplishes the goal of looking real professional in a rustic sort of way while actually being way less trouble to compose on a plate than a regular dish.
My favorite thing about making chicken pot pie is eating it, but also that you can fill it with whatever you want.
So, a few of you guys asked me how I make my favorite asparagus lasagna, and ask and you shall receive!
Summer means heat, and heat means cravings for cool, light, refreshing meals. When I get home from work on a hot July day, the last thing I want to do is heat up my A/C-less apartment by turning on the oven or standing over the stove. Behold the wonder of Lentil Quinoa Salad.
Here at The Billfold, we love cheap and easy recipes. Here's a cheap and easy recipe for dessert by reader Cindy Whitt.
Long time, no see. Of course, I’d love to have dinner with you and catch up, but to be honest, I'm not feeling inspired to go out to eat tonight. Why don’t you come over to my place instead?
This is the best for cooking for one; few ingredients, easy, cheap (so cheap!), somewhat healthy, not that much washing up. I’ll give quantities to feed one, but can just increase for however many you want.
Here's a cheap and easy recipe for scones by reader Selena Hoy.