How many times in recent months have you heard a sentence started with "In THIS economy..." followed by some sort of killjoy spending advice? Well, hang on for some more. Because in this economy
, the blogosphere is full of suggestions for penny-pinching meals. Some might just be worth keeping in rotation.
has rounded up 25 cheap-n-tasty meal ideas that each clock in at around $1-$2 per serving, but make up for their simple ingredients with punched-up flavors. From basic Black Beans and Rice
to exotic fare like Sopa de Lima
and Chicken Mole
, there's something to dazzle the most sophisticated palate.
For more upscale fare (though still clocking in at less than $2.50 per serving), Cooking Light
serves up 8 ideas to feed 4 people for $10. Their Beer-Braised Beef
looks like a winner at any price!
Serious Eats has an entire blog post category dedicated to Eating for Eight Bucks
(most recipes serve 3-4 people, so still in the $2-$2.50 range). Unusual ideas like Hot Mushroom Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries
take humble ingredients and turn them into something more than the sum of its parts. Which is a good thing, because in this economy...