I’m so excited that it’s Friday! My parents are coming to visit this weekend and Monday is a holiday (thank you, Columbus Day!) so I’ve got a long weekend ahead. Last night, I went to a party at Shockoe Denim with Alex, Kate, AJ, and Christina. After a few beers (thank you Ardent Craft Ales!)
After the party we went to Southern Railway Taphouse for a few more drinks and some pretzel bites… and some fried macaroni and cheese egg rolls. Yes, really. It was so much fun, especially since it seems like everyone has been so busy lately and we haven’t had a chance to just hang out and talk!
Since it’s Friday, I’m sharing another “Frugal Friday” recipe with you. All of these frugal recipes will serve 2 for dinner for less than $10. (And for most of them, you’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!)
Tomato soup is one of my favorite dishes, especially in the fall. We typically have ours with a grilled cheese, but this recipe is pretty hearty on its own. The rice adds a little extra filling to the soup. I typically like more soups more chunky, as it feels more like a meal that way.
To be honest, this recipe is so inexpensive, you could certainly add a grilled cheese sandwich on the side and still stay under our $10 budget! This also makes a fairly large ammout of soup, so you’d probably have leftovers!
- yellow onion- $1
- diced tomatoes- $2.50
- tomato paste- $1
- Vegetable broth- $1
- Brown rice- $0.50
- Spices + olive oil