Practices makes palate pleasing dinner


It’s easy to get stuck in the endless loop of repetitious meals this week, but some Challengers have made their way out and on to more delicious things. This week forces participants to dig deep and muster culinary creativity, we’d say they’ve done a fine job.

Tonight I made cheese enchiladas.  I knew it would be an inexpensive meal, but I did not truly realize how economical it was until I calculated everything.  The bag of corn tortillas was $0.99 (a local company), and I only used about half.  The sauce was $1.99, and I didn’t use all of it.  The cheese was on sale for $2.50 (I could have gotten this cheaper if I bought a larger amount, but $7 did not fit into the budget this week.  In all, a serving of enchiladas comes to about $0.66.  I rounded out the meal with a fried egg (I think this is a New Mexico thing), beans, and a salad for a relatively protein filled meal without meat.  Luckily I made enough to use as leftovers for lunch for several more days.  Enchiladas are a fairly easy and quick meal to make, and it can easily make several servings.  Even if you are strapped for time, you can simply make what I call enchilada lasagna.  Or as it is also known in our household, lazy!

-Submitted by: CalFresh Challenger



Way to go Wednesday, it's Taco Night....

This morning I went to work and packed my action packed lunch: cup-o-noodles, muffin and a snack bar.  Lunch was not bad at all considering I was stuffed by the time I was done.  After work I headed to Panera Bread to study and brought my snacks along.  Along with my books I had a water and the rest of my muffin to keep me company.  I ended the night with carne asada tacos and it was delicious.  I will be packing these for lunch tomorrow as well.

-Submitted by: CalFresh Challenger