I also like the concept of leftovers. You get a bit of variety in the middle of your day that could vary from the typical sandwich or salad that people here get trapped in. Leftovers also tend to be a little heartier and, if it's homemade, it's probably healthier than pre-packaged foods.
Today, I'm eating leftovers from last night's "communal" dinner. A few friends came over and brought the alcohol and I made the dinner. We settled on Chana Masala, an Indian dish made of curry and chickpeas. The ingredients are super-cheap and I was able to make a large portion for all of us. Also...rice and chickpeas are very filling.
I'm also super-stoked on my mom mailing me some jars of homemade apple butter. It goes GREAT on my bagels in the morning!
- Coffee: $0.60
- Apple: $0.75
- Two Cans of Chickpeas: $2.00
- Two Large Onions: $1.17
- Bag of Brown Rice: $1.49
- Garlic: $0.50
- Tomato Paste: $0.85
- TOTAL: $7.36
Chana Masala for Two
-one 15-oz can chickpeas, drained
-one large yellow onion, chopped
-three cloves garlic, minced
-half of an 8-oz can tomato paste
-two tablespoons curry
-three tablespoons water
-one tablespoon lemon juice
-salt and pepper, to taste
-one cup brown rice, prepared according to package directions
Saute the onion in oil until translucent. Add the garlic, curry, and tomato paste and saute for a few minutes. Add everything else (except the rice). Stir well. Adjust seasonings to your liking and let simmer for about ten minutes. Serve over rice.