Last night was a complete cheat. We always have pizza on Fridays. I thought I could serve beans, until I made a date to do some chemistry tutoring. I didn't think serving a high school senior beans with a side of chemistry would be nice. So, we had pizza. My sincerest apologies to everyone for being a cheater pants!
Today, to make up for last night, I made black bean soup for lunch. Pretty simple recipe without cheats: beans, peppers from the garden, and GARLIC. I would give that another $2 price tag.
I threw the leftover soup into the food processor for dinner. We had some cheese (counts if I already had it, right?) and chips, and I wowed everyone with black bean nachos. I'm not going to say this meal was free, since I had to add to it--not enough leftover soup for a family of seven. It was completely my fault, as I was hardly lucid as I prepared the soup and didn't quadruple everything. Nevertheless, I would put our meal at about $5.
Still not bad. For a loosely thrown together 'experiment', I'm learning something about our family menu.