Sucking earthworms: it’s how my mom used to describe a car running on empty… super-empty. And as my teenage years did not involve much in the way of generous gas purchases, I heard that phrase a lot.
Well, my grocery budget is sucking earthworms this week, folks. And I really want to get through Thanksgiving weekend without having to go shopping. We have what I’d like to call ourselves a situation.
If you’re looking for amazingly balanced meals or tons of original recipes, this week is not for you. But if you, too, are on a budget I’m hoping you find some inspiration in my post.
In the mean time: what meals do you all make when you’re at the end of your budget? I’d love to expand my repertoire!
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My Thanksgiving Contribution: I make the pie. That is my job. So I will be making pie on Wednesday night and bringing it over to my mom’s for Thanksgiving! What will we have for dinner when I’m making pie? Likely BLTAs (the “A” is for avocado, a necessary addition now that we’ve discovered it).
The Random: veggie burgers (I’ll be picking up the patties at Trader Joe’s)
Vegetarian: Pear, Shallot, and Delicata Squash Soup
Pantry Challenge: Spicy Quinoa Black Bean Casserole (I will serve in whole-what tortillas, with sour cream)
The Big Easy: tuna noodle casserole with green beans and applesauce
Crockpot/Freezer: emptying the contents of my freezer, I found more fish and some veggies… plus homemade chimichurri sauce! So we’ll definitely be turning that into something edible this week.
Crockpot/Freezer #2: the Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili I’ve yet to make.