Typically, Sundays are my designated day to prepare my lunches and dinners for the upcoming week. Unfortunately, I was out of town all weekend and did not get a chance to do any meal prepping. I had planned on making a vegetarian Tikki masala dish for dinner tonight, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients, nor did I feel like driving to the grocery store. (Side note: if anyone has a good recipe for Tikki masala, please let me know).
Anyways, I contemplated ordering delivery because I forgot to thaw out my chicken this morning. But in the end, I was determined to stay committed to living below my means and utilizing the food/resources I currently have in my apartment. In my last post, I talked about the changes I am making in my life to save and make more money, in my attempt at paying off my student loan.
After looking in my fridge/freezer and pantry, I saw that I had bought some frozen shrimp. A couple of shopping trips ago, I bought frozen shrimp with the intent of making pasta and fried rice with it. So that’s what I prepared for dinner, which took less than 15 minutes (with the pasta taking the longest time to cook).
Simple Shrimp Pasta
Step 1 – Cook pasta according to the directions
Step 2 – Make alfredo sauce or heat up alfredo sauce (if you bought a jar of sauce like I should have)
Step 3 – Thaw out shrimp, then cut into bite-sized pieces
Step 4 – Put (drained) pasta and (thawed) shrimp into the pan with the alfredo sauce and then simmer until shrimp is heated up.
Step 5- Enjoy!
Sometimes we just have to keep it simple. I love cooking, but I’m not always in the mood to cook an intensive meal nor do I always have the time/enegry. And instead of ordering delivery or going out, you can save money by using the food that is already in your house. On your next grocery shopping trip, make sure to buy some frozen seafood or a lean cuisine or a Hungry Man or even a frozen pizza. In no time, you’ll be eating dinner with little to no dishes and your money still in your wallet.
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