I'm having a love affair with polenta. And here's another meal where I can declare my undying love for all things cornmeal. Oh, and it's another lazy person's braise -- Polenta with Tomato-Braised Beans -- but it tasted better and it's meatless.
I could even consider this meal to be budget friendly. It's pretty much just canned beans and tomatoes. You can't get any cheaper than that. Quick-cooking polenta can be a little pricey, but plain old cornmeal works just fine.
Staying on budget is even more important now that I'm getting ready to move to a bigger apartment. It's tough to keep things cheap, though, because I don't clip too many coupons. Processed foods aren't really something I eat much of, honestly.
I don't think I could say enough good things about this. I love that it's super simple, cheap and filling. I wouldn't consider it fancy, but it's great for that night where you forgot to put something out, but you've still got to put something on the table.
Challenge update: This is the second week and I'm really not doing so hot. My main goal is to get workouts in and I haven't been. I'm so lazy. Blizzard warnings don't help matters either.