$10 or Less Dinners That Are Delicious and Economical
I LOVE receiving new cookbooks or recipe bookazines to review on the food blog. LOVE it. Especially when they’re as outstanding as one of my most recent treasures is. Feed Your Whole Family! $10 Dinners or Less! isn’t just a must buy, it’s a must, must, must buy. This colorful and picture-packed bookazine has 84 wonderful recipes that are as kind to your bank account as they are to your taste buds. I love that these are budget friendly meals that don’t look budget friendly.
For example, I made the Red Beans & Rice (shown above) the very day Feed Your Whole Family! $10 Dinners or Less! came in the mail. The kitchen smelled amazing all day. The dish was (obviously) very pleasing to the eye and it was absolutely delicious.
For less than $10. Wow. When you buy the bookazine (look for it on magazine stands in grocery and department stores), you HAVE to try this recipe. You’ll find it on page 73. I was going to include the recipe with the post, but I can’t find it! I tore it out to take to the store with me – big mistake. Normally, I jot down what I need on paper, leaving the recipe intact. But this time I was in a HUGE hurry, yadda yadda yadda. It’s disappearance is a big fat mystery. I mean, I keep all of my loose recipes in appropriate files or recipe boxes.
One of those months.
When the recipe turns up, I’ll post it. In the meantime, here’s the next recipe I’ll be making from this great bookazine. It’s Cheese & Salad Pizza (from page 94). It costs only $1.87 per serving and sounds delicious.
Cheese & Salad Pizza
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb fresh or frozen (thawed) pizza dough
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/4 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, each cut in half
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, sliced
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease 15-1/2″ by 10-1/2″ jelly roll pan with 1 tablespoon oil. With fingers, pat pizza dough onto bottom and up sides of pan.
- Spread ricotta on dough; sprinkle with mozzarella, Romano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Place pan on rack in lower third of oven. Bake pizza 20 minutes, or until cheese is hot and bubbly and crust is browned. Top with tomatoes and basil.
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes