Saturday night dinner is Tacos, which is a family favorite around here. Pictured above is the plate I made for my Dad. I serve his on a paper plate, so he does not have to worry about returning any dishes to me. He likes to eat early and is within walking distance from our house, so once I fix his plate, my daughter will walk it over there to him and visit with him. Then later I can warm up the taco meat again later and fix our dinner.
I put cubed potatoes in my taco meat to stretch it even farther. Today I used the can of potatoes I bought last week at Bi-Lo in the Crash and Burn section. I've made tacos before and not added the potatoes, but then everyone asks where the potatoes are, so I make sure to add them all the time now. Here is a picture of the meat with the potatoes added in there:
By my calculations these Tacos cost approximately 50¢ each to prepare at home, which is cheaper than ordering out anywhere. Like I, and many other personal finance writers have said for years, it it will save you money to cook the majority of your meals at home.
What's for dinner at your house today?
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
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