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Weekly Dinner Series 3: Budget Meals

Asnow89 May 24, 2013 User blog:Asnow89

Save your money for the weekends and eat cheap during the week! Skip expensive nights out Sunday through Thursday nights and opt to cook at home instead. It can be hard to find interesting, gourmet meals to eat at home, but we have gathered some economical recipes to help you save money AND keep your taste buds happy.


1. African Cuisine Night: Tunisian Couscous Salad with Grilled Sausages
TIP: Couscous is an inexpensive but versatile grain you can use as a side dish, in salads, and more!


2. Salad Night: Gruyère Salad
TIP: A good homemade dressing can make a huge difference in the appeal of a salad. Make extra dressing and use it for the whole week!


3. Sandwich Night: Focaccia Hero Sandwich
TIP: Sandwiches aren't only for lunch time, they are a great dinner option! They are cheap and you can make a spare sandwich for lunch the next day.


4. Mexican Cuisine Night: Avocado Quesadillas
TIP: Go vegetarian once in a while to save some money!


5. Chicken Night: Garlic Chicken
TIP: Chicken thighs, legs, and wings are less expensive than chicken breasts. Also, buying a whole chicken instead of pre-cut pieces will save you money.

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