Every time I cook a frittata, I wonder to myself, "Why don't I make this more often?" Usually nothing more than combining some ingredients in a bowl with eggs, then cooking it almost all the way through on a skillet and finishing briefly under the broiler, it's the ultimate quick meal and a versatile platform for different flavors. Literally, you could put just about anything in a frittata and assuming what you put into it already tastes good together, dinner will be a success.
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Slow cooking this tender pot roast with some flavorful vegetables and a few on-hand ingredients yields mouthwatering results. Put it together in the morning, and when it's time for dinner, it's done!
I love soft tacos, at home and at restaurants. Since a taco's filling is infinitely variable, the choice lies in your hands to make them cheap or expensive. You could buy fresh fish, for example, but that would up the price a bit. You could also consider a wide range of potential garnishes, everything from salsa to shredded cheese to cilantro to black beans. On the other hand, if you're looking to save money, the trick is to minimize. Use a filling that's hearty but cheap, and practice rigid discipline with respect to your garnishes.