Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WFD: Pasta Day - Macaroni & Beef

Today is my first day off this week, so I decided to use this time efficiently and use up my latest bowlful of tomatoes from the garden. I started by placing them in hot water for a few minutes and taking the skins off and then dicing them up and adding spices to make a pasta sauce (free tomatoes). Afterwards, I browned one pound of ground beef (chuck) ($1.99) with an onion (25¢) while cooking a pound of elbow macaroni (free after coupon). Afterwards, I mixed the elbow macaroni with the beef and added the sauce until it looked right. I have enough sauce leftover to freeze some for another dinner later.   So for less than $3.00 we have a delicious dinner with plenty of food left for more meals later. 

What's for dinner at your house today?

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. looks good! Tonight's dinner is homemade meatballs (made with marked down grnd beef and marked down Ital sweet sausages and frozen in meal size portions)in homemade sauce over spaghetti. Salad with homemade dressing.

  2. That looks delicious! I haven't gotten a lot of red tomatoes in one harvest, but just enough to make a quick sauce for dinner--a couple of cloves of garlic sauteed in olive oil, with the chopped tomatoes and some basil added, cook 'em down, and serve over pasta. We'll see how the plants do after the hurricane hits this weekend.

  3. Thank you Carol and Pam. :)

    Carol, your dinner sounds good.

    Pam, your sauce sounds good too.

    I love homemade sauces...they taste so fresh.

    Stay safe, Pam! It looks like it is going to be a bad one this time.


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