I asked Michelle via the comments on her blog if Hobo Monday could be Hobo another night, but she hasn't responded. So I asked myself, "What would Michelle do?" And it occurred to me that Michelle would probably say
"Rules are for sissies." Only she'd probably throw a good few drunken sailor curse words in there for good measure.
So here's my Hobo Monday creation, made on a regular Wednesday night. I actually combined the requirements for Hobo Monday (dinner under $10 for the four of us) with digging in the pantry/fridge and came up with my first ever stir fry.
- Stir fry beef I got on manager's special weeks ago for $1.71 (love manager's specials on meats)
- 1 1/2 cups of organic brown basmati rice I had in the pantry - $1.50
- Various veggies I had in the crisper that needed to be used - baby carrots, sugar snap peas, zucchini and an onion - I'm going to guess about $3.00 worth of veggies.
- A stir fry sauce made of water, soy sauce, corn starch and sugar - guessing $.50
For under $7.00, I made dinner for the four of us with leftovers for lunch tomorrow. The boys actually ate it, too. Happily. I also created it from stuff that I had. I didn't go out and get new groceries. Nice.