When you’re faced with a big group heading your way for dinner, it’s easy to go overboard with your menu- you don’t want people to go hungry, after all. If you want to stay on budget, though, you need to reach for a crowd-pleasing recipe that is tasty, filling and cheap to make. So let’s see how we can be feeding a crown for pennies!
Veggie chili, lasagna, and pot pies are all entertaining staples in our house, but we wanted to mix it up for this spring-like celebratory meal. I’m making this awesome meal for my study group, a great bunch of folks all working towards their Master’s degree in nutrition.
After heading to the farmer’s market, we scored a few butternut squashes on the cheap (about $2/each) and decided to incorporate them into a meal that would be veggie-friendly and delicious.
Enter: Butternut Squash Enchiladas. Unconventional? Yes. Authentic? Probably not. Delicious and cheapy cheap? Check and check.
We intended to serve this with a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin we grabbed on sale at our local butcher for about $3 but ended up just serving the enchiladas because the recipe yielded twice the amount we intended to make.