I quickly realized yesterday after paying my rent and getting my muffler and tailpipe replaced that this was going to be budget cooking week.
Fortunately I have enough in my pantry and fridge to get us through the next few days without having to run to the grocery store for anything except milk.. and I hopefully I can make that last until payday too... but the chances of that are slim.
On the upside my truck is no longer growling or even roaring.. which I had grown accustomed to over the last few years that I've had her... I just thought it was attributed to the V8 engine. Little did I know that the muffler was slowly rotting until my muffler just went and dropped out on me last Saturday, leaving me with the loudest car in the neighborhood... much to the dismay of my neighbors, I'm sure. Now after having the parts replaced it's like I'm driving another truck altogether.. as now, she purrs.. no noise at.all. It's lovely. Now maybe The Kid won't tell me I listen to music too loud (he really does)... but probably not.
Anyway... I managed to score a family pack of chicken leg quarters at the grocery store yesterday for $3.25 and I used one to make Chicken soup last night.
Today I'll be making a pot of tomato sauce with some of the sausage that I bought on Friday (mix of hot & sweet @1.99/lb) pasta was on sale for 5/$5 and I've got rice and lentils and more tomatoes in the pantry and veggies in the fridge.
Good thing I'm only cooking for 2.