On Mom Says I Should Bring My Lunch to Save $ But I Don't Think I Would

@elleohelle You can google basically that exact phrase "good easy inexpensive lunch" and get 6.5 billion results, but those are subjective terms so they're not all going to work for you. What are your likes and dislikes, dietary restrictions, and cooking/assembly options at work? Microwave, fridge, etc? I'm in a similar (if not slightly stricter) situation and I make something in the crockpot every Sunday, take a ton to work on Monday, and eat it all week. Just as an example, this week I did a pork butt (5.25 lb., $9.50 plus onions, garlic and spices for maybe another dollar), coleslaw (super cheap, like $.25/head for cabbage plus homemade dressing with maybe $.75 worth of ingredients), green beans (frozen, $1.29/bag), and hamburger buns ($1.99). This made pulled pork sandwiches with green beans and coleslaw, which to me is a good lunch. You have to not mind eating the same thing every day though with this big batch cooking. Mike Dang mentioned stews, also super easy and great in winter if you're in cold weather. Etc. etc. etc. It's fun for me to menu plan and cook though, so my definition of easy might not be the same as yours.

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:47 am 0

On My Last Hundred Bucks: Necessities, More Necessities, and More Necessities

@NoReally Are you Logan's mom? If not, it's super obnoxious to call people honey. If so, I apologize.

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm 5

On How Upcycling Helped Curb My Spending

@Nina B.@twitter Hot glue, Fabri-Tac(tm), staples, hole punch and yarn, safety pins.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:57 am 1

On My Last Hundred Bucks: Beer, Condoms, and Ciggies

How did you get out of Shamrocks for only $6? I usually spend at least that much on ping pong alone.

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:47 am 0

On Exploring the Meat Market with a Butcher

This is great. Can it be an ongoing series? Meet your Cheese, Meet your Wine, Meet your Vegetables etc.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm 0