Easy Italian Meatball Sauce and Pasta
I made awesome turkey and pork meatballs. After it was all said and done I was about to clean out the crockpot when it dawned on me! I could make at least another two meals out of the sauce instead of flushing it down or tossing it out! I threw together a boiling pot of salty water and the box of whole grain Barilla penne that I purchased for $0.50 and we were off to the races. I added another can of tomato sauce, but that's "ok" for only $1.29 a piece. All together, we had two lunches and another half gallon ziploc bag of pasta yet to demolish. SUCCESS could not be any sweeter!
I find that meal planning is about being creative. Stretching meals is no easy task and I'm not even cooking for a large audience. Just Mr. Collier and myself. But I encourage you to think outside of the box, even if you aren't intentionally meal planning. If anything, it might save you a couple bucks by sending you to work with a home cooked meal instead of buying the "to-go" option.