Summer is my favorite season for meals. It’s so easy to just…not cook. Most of the summer we grill meat and I chop some vegetables. Maybe. Not that I don’t love me some soup, casserole, and the occasional complicated thing from Marcella Hazan, who doesn’t?
Summer meals can have a certain simplicity that I look forward to as the days warm up.
For example, this meal involved boiling corn, grilling chicken, and slicing a few things. A twenty minute meal that costs $10 (seriously, it’s exactly $10. I triple checked) and feeds the five of us and has leftover chicken?
- chicken $5.52
- blackberries $1.54
- avocados $0.84
- corn $0.60
- tomatoes $1.50
All of this was from one store, HEB, except the basil which was from the front yard. Everyone had things they liked, and I’ve got chicken bones and skin for future projects.
What, you don’t render chicken skins sometimes when you’re bored? Just me? Ok. I’ll just be over here bagging up chicken skin.
If you’ve got a cheap summer meal you love, please share! I love hearing what other folks are eating. When DH and I are apart, if he’s eaten a meal the first thing I always end up doing is a food quiz. Where did you eat? What did you order? Was it good? Did anyone else have something good?
Poor guy. I should probably work on my people skills. In the meantime–did you make a good dinner? What was it?