I had to make some of my son's favorite foods for his birthday supper.
He loves cheesy broccoli pie, so I made that. But it is so not frugal, since cheese AND broccoli are ridiculously expensive, so I won't share that recipe here.
He also loves chunky mashed potatoes, but I would hope everyone knows how to boil potatoes and mash them.
I also made a sweet potato, fig, craisin, and pistachio salad, but that was for me (yay for cheap sweet potatoes last week!)!
SO... I will share the chunky tomato soup recipe.
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil in a nice, thick bottomed soup pot, till browning
4 tomatoes, chopped
Continue to cook, stirring frequently for about 10 min.
500g tomato paste
6 cups water
salt, pepper, and ground allspice to taste.
Bring it to a boil, then add (already cooked) brown rice. (I cooked my rice pareve the other day, with a leftover remake in mind!)
Serve generous portions, my kids all really loved it.