Friday night: tuna burgers and roasted asparagus, tomato and lemon
Last Friday, payday was a week away and my bank account was on empty. I decided to have a little competition with myself and spend as little money as possible over the weekend. So for dinner on Friday night I defrosted a tuna burger - they freeze very nicely. Here's the link to the recipe: http://www.skinnygourmetguy.com/2011/06/guest-gourmand_24.html. I had some asparagus in the fridge which I roasted with tomatoes, garlic and onion. Basically a free dinner. See my posting on August 3rd for the roasted asparagus recipe. http://www.skinnygourmetguy.com/2011/08/roasted-asparagus-and-tomatoes.html
Saturday lunch: tuna with low fat mayo, hot peppers, dill pickles and pita chips
For lunch on Saturday I made one of my favorite sandwiches - tuna with peppers and low fat mayonaisse. I already had a can of albacore tuna in the fridge - I keep it there so it's chilled when I'm ready to make a sandwich - here's the recipe: http://www.skinnygourmetguy.com/2011/06/whats-for-lunch.html. The brioche hero roll cost 79 cents.
No walk to Riverside Park is complete without a stop at the Boat Basin
After lunch Hubbell and I headed out to Riverside Park - that's free entertainment!
Majestic sailboat anchored in the Hudson
The old and new: abandoned structure with cruise ships in the backround
Hubbell visited friends at the dog run
Saturday dinner: rigatoni with clam sauce
On the way home from the gym on Saturday morning I checked out the local fish monger. He had clams on sale for $5.99 a dozen. I love linguine with clam sauce. I was out of linguine but had rigatoni - works just as well! Here's a link to the recipe: http://www.skinnygourmetguy.com/2011/09/back-to-reality.html
A dozen clams for $5.99
All in all a pretty inexpensive weekend - my out-of-pocket was under $10.00. I try to challenge myself to have "spend no money" days and inexpensive weekends - it's a fun competition. Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, not spending a penny and still eating and living large. Try it!