Sunday, January 29, 2017


The trick to saving on this super cheap meal is to make your own tortillas.
If you buy your own, you're going to probably double the cost of this recipe.
Here's my recipe.

1 can 365 brand black beans
Shredded cheese (to taste-- I only use 1 tablespoon per tortilla)

Optional:  Onion, tomato, jalepeno, salsa, sour cream, avocado

I like to make my quesadillas in a  panini maker, but you can just do it in a  pan, too.
Sprinkle in your beans and cheese, and press/pan fry for a few minutes (stay close by)-- the end!
You can make really full quesadillas and this will make about 6 big ones-- or you can make 10-12 tortillas and just spread the beans a little further.  The nice one about this recipe, is if you always have flour & canned black beans on hand-- you don't really need much to make this happen.

One in the panini maker, finished ones been cut up, and a tortilla cooking.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mac & Cheese

Well, there's nothing healthy about this one, but it is delicious and the ingredients only run about $9!

1 package boiled pasta- elbows
12 oz shredded cheddar
1 brick cream cheese
1 stick butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups almond milk (any milk)

After boiling pasta and setting aside, melt butter in large pot
add flour and mix
add milk
whisk til creamy
add cheeses
whisk til creamy
Add elbows and mix
Pour mixture into casserole dish
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes


This is my current go-to when I don't feel like cooking.

It is somewhat healthy, inexpensive, but more of all... easy.

1 bag of 365 brand organic blue corn tortilla chips
1 bag 365 shredded cheddar- to taste, i only use about 1/2 cup
1 can 365 black beans

Makes 2 batches-- use half of everything, then make again

everything else is optional!  You can leave it at the above if you want.
Melt at 375 for 6-10 minutes

Optional... jalepeno, sour cream, salsa, avocado, onion, anything!