The girls at Girl Talk Thursday are talking food tonight, so how can I not join the convo? The way to my heart is through my stomach.
"So, you’ve got $10. Dinner needs to get on the table. What’re you going to serve?"
This one is easy. When I need a lot of food fast for not much money, Mexican is the way I go. There are a plethora (the other way to my heart is by using the word "plethora") of dishes I can make with any or all of the following ingredients: fake meat crumbles (or real meat if you're a carnivore), black beans, refried beans, corn, salsa, hot sauce, cheese, Mexican or saffron rice, chips or tortillas. If I'm feeling fancy, I might add some cumin or cilantro. These ingredients are never in short supply at our house and are used for burritos, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, Mexican lasagna, or Mexican casserole. The best part is that I don't need to break out a cookbook. It's fairly difficult to ruin Mexican food and incredibly easy to fake it. If made right, it also feeds an army, which means leftovers for our little family of two.
Mexican: it's what's for dinner.