My $.83 Lunch

Today I had the most scrumptious lunch! I took a piece of Naan bread and made it into a personal pizza. The bread was given to me by my mother when she cleaned out some of her freezer space. I then topped it with tomato sauce (canned from the garden last year), onion and purslane (both from the garden). A few shakes of garlic powder and Italian seasoning too. I then sprinkled shredded cheddar cheese (bought on sale…$.83) to top it off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I baked it at 350 degrees until the bread was brown and the cheese was melted. A few short minutes under the broiler to make it oozy and ta-da!! A wonderful, inexpensive and almost-good-for-you lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just another way you can squeeze some nutrition into your meals. Adding the purslane gives me some great vitamins and minerals, so I say it’s ok if there’s gooey cheese. Balance. 🙂 If you haven’t tried purslane yet, please do! For more information, see my post here about some common, edible garden weeds. If you can’t find purslane, grab some spinach.

I sure do hope you had something yummy and delicious today! If you didn’t, head out to the garden…or the yard…or the neighbor’s yard and see what you can find!

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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6 Responses to My $.83 Lunch

  1. oldentimes says:

    great idea! I will have to check out your edible weeds.

  2. kris says:

    I have no idea what this weed looks like and if I found it what do I do with it? I checked in my garden and I am not saying I have some weeds in it but I saw nothing that looked like what you had in the jars. Also what is naan bread?

    • Naan bread is an Indian flat bread. If you can’t find it in your grocery, you can use pita bread, but that’s a little thinner. Naan is a little thicker and heartier.
      Kris…do a little research on purslane. If you have a garden, you probably have some. It is low lying and spreads on the ground. Thick reddish stems, flat shiny leaves. There are probably better pictures online. You can use it anyway you use spinach. You can eat it raw, wilt it, make pesto, pickle it…all sorts of things. And it is so very nutritious!

  3. Economical and delicious!

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