|Seriously, who can beat $5 to feed a family... twice over!|
Today, I'm taking one of those bags of leftover meat and making Turkey Alfredo. It's a super simple recipe that anyone can make. Sure, I have the ability to make the sauce from scratch but that's for times when we aren't attempting to squeeze blood from our pennies, so I went the super frugal route. I can tell you that this entire meal cost me a grand total of $5. Yep, seriously - and we'll get two full meals out of it so that would be $2.50 to feed my family tonight. The bird breakdown at $2, the sauce was a bogo at $2 a jar and the noodles were just under $1.
It's great for nights when I have to work or just don't feel like "cooking" cooking. You boil the noodles, heat the sauce, toss in the turkey because it's already been cooked so it just needs warming. Once the noodles are done and drained, mix the sauce over it and you could call it done. I like to put it in a casserole dish and cover it with Parmesan cheese and parsley, letting it bake in a 350* oven for about 20 minutes to give it nice crispy topping.
|Just showing proof that I'm honestly & actually doing it.|
I'm happy to report that I have finished my book and I absolutely loved it. It left me sad that I didn't have the second installment of the series to immediately dive into and that is an awesome feeling. I can, with confidence, recommend "Beautiful Creatures" to anyone who enjoys a story about finding that one soul that you can truly connect with on every level possible. A story about finding yourself and your capacity to love when you never thought it possible. A story about strength, compassion and vulnerability with characters who are developed fully and that you can completely relate to on several different levels. It is a wonderful story - it's not heavy but it doesn't pander either... it is simply engaging, captivating and intelligent. I'm picking up the second in the series on Friday... if not, I may die too!