And so begins three months of making tasty, filling meals on a budget. Tonight was Spaghetti all'Amatriciana:
...a wonderful combination of bacon, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes and crushed tomatoes blended into a thick sauce, served over long strands of spaghetti with a dusting of grated Pecorino. To make the pound of pasta stretch farther, I also chopped some hearts of Romaine for a simple salad. I dressed mine with Caesar vinaigrette; SP had his with blue cheese. If I had remembered to buy a baguette at the supermarket I would have made some cheesy garlic bread to go alongside.
Looks like we're off to a good start. A dish made entirely of items I always keep on hand.