I was going to write a post on how to make a really cheap dinner for four (based in part on recently spending all my money on a new AC) when my mom called me and asked if I wanted some extra salmon that she had. Well what is cheaper than free food from your mom? Nothing.
She even prepped it for me. She put tomatoes and feta and olive oil on it and some seasonings too I think. Her instructions were to cook it at 500 degree F on the bottom rack of the oven for a bit then switch it to the top rack for a bit until it was sizzling and looked cooked. Uh that seemed hard. But I did it. Switching back from top to bottom a few time for about 18 minutes. It was good.
So in the future I am going to do a series on cheap dinners. What would you consider a cheap price for dinner for four? Less than $10? Less than $5? And I'm not talking ramen noodles here. Something with meat or a least a significant vegetarian meal. I watch Money Saving Meals sometimes with Sandra Lee on the Food Network and it has inspired me.
Do you live close to your mom?
Does she ever offer you free food?
What's your favorite cheap meal?