April is a confusing time for Chicagoans:‚ One day I am wearing flip-flops, the next day I can't walk three feet without needing gloves. So in the spirit of can't-make-up-its-mind weather, I am sharing a recipe that's equally confused.
It's not impossible to eat on the cheap , especially if you're willing to eat foods that are unhealthy.‚ Fast food restaurants like McDonald's are doing well as people flock to the dollar menu.‚ But how do you eat well‚ for not a lot of money?
When I forget about those bananas sitting at the bottom of my fruit bowl, there's only one thing to do: make banana bread. I like mine warm, with a glass of milk, and perhaps a smear of butter for good measure.
With summer on the way--it is, I promise!--you'll soon be able to capitalize on the season's cheapest staple: salad. Salads are never at the top of my list in winter, but I come around in May when the wool turtlenecks find their way to a box under my bed.
If you have room in your refrigerator or freezer--buying massive amounts of groceries from warehouse stores can save money. But how do you use all those canned tomatoes?
Check out Real Simple's "The Five Tastiest Warehouse Club Buys."
The article includes this recipe for Spinach Pesto and Pasta: