Although I really abhor the title Cheap & Easy: A Cookbook for Girls on the Go, I ordered this book through the library to check out and see if Sandra Bark has some inexpensive and simple recipes for me to try.
I took this picture with guys who work in the produce department RIGHT beside me, sometimes I really think I am invisible. Nobody notices me! I really would make a great spy.
I thought last summer prices were bad! Yesterday I wanted to make an inexpensive meal that included an inexpensive salad and saw that iceberg lettuce was $2.49! Now that is insane. I ended up picking up red leaf lettuce on sale for 89 cents instead which is more like it but sometimes nothing is on sale. Nowadays the weekly sales flyer decides what I eat. Prices you can trust? Yeah right.
A cheap and easy meal I like to make when I am tired and low on funds is my mother-in-law’s Easy Chicken Divan. It is one of those retro ’70s-style a can of this, a can of that, some mayo…top with croutons and cheese and you’re done meals. Buying a $10 chicken for it was hard enough but I could not believe it when I saw that a can of cream of mushroom soup is now$1.49!
Being a foodie is perhaps one of the most expensive hobbies these days. Great timing Suzie. I have ordered many books on this subject and will let you know if I find any gems. Times are tough for so many of us, I hope we find a way to eat healthy foods without breaking the bank.