We're down to the wire, and looking pretty good on the budget. January and I took a lunchtime trip back to Aldi on Wednesday with a meal plan for the week and finished up with our collection of essentials.
January whipped together some great "homemade" pasta sauce from the tomato sauce, onions, and a few spices. Mix that together with some elbow macaroni and bread and butter and that made for a welcome change from the daily bean burritos. We were also able to make some cheese pizza using a recipe that we've been using over the last several weeks that's really easy. If it doesn't seem greasy enough to quality as a substitute for your Papa John's, you can always brush on some garlic butter to add a lot of flavor.
So we're down to our last $2.62, and it's looking like we might be able to swing for a little milk to make some crepes with Sunday morning. I'll check back in Monday with the final balance and some recipes that got us through the week. And since you asked, here's the recipe I used for the homemade tortillas. If you have anything more authentic, maybe something that requires a few more ingredients but turns out better, I'd love to hear.