|Pigs-in-a-Blanket with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls|
Last night, K and J came to visit. We had a great time. I decided we were going to go old school for dinner and make pigs in a blanket and homemade mac & cheese. It turned out to be the perfect dinner and fairly cheap. 2 packs of hot dogs costs $2 since my regular grocery store was having a 12 for $12 special, 2 boxes of Rotini for the same price, 3 bags of shredded cheddar cheeses for $5 (sale 3 for $5), 2 cans of crescent rolls for $2 (sale again, I love sales), and a package of fresh broccoli florets cost $1.50 for an approx. total of $12.50 to feed 10 people. Not too shabby.
And the kids loved it. I don't know many kids who don't like hot dogs or mac & cheese. Putting them together was a great dinner for everyone. The kids kept coming back for more of everything. And no one complained about the broccoli in the mac & cheese.
We have done several meals with K and J on a budget. I'm sure there will be many more but for now the easiest meals we have covered included spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, mac & cheese with ham, home made pizzas, beef and chicken tacos, and our latest dinner pigs in a blanket w/ mac & cheese.
I wonder what we'll have next time they come over. Perhaps, I'll have to treat them to a vegan or vegetarian meal just because it will be different from the norm and change things up a little.