Skinnytaste stuffed shells edited

Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!

Typically I share fun and inexpensive things to do around the city and highlight it on this series post weekly. However, I’m cheating this week because I’ve been under the weather for a few weeks and haven’t been able to do much fun stuff around the city. (Don’t worry I’m slowly starting to feel better, hopefully, and better content should arise soon).

There’s a lot of great cheap eats and things to do in Boston, but staying and cooking in can be fun. Sometimes making a meal at home can be fun and save you a lot of money.

I like to meal plan and figure out meals before the start of the week to save money (and I’m more likely to cook if I know what I’m making). Since I’ve been sick lately, I also like to make bigger portions when I feel like cooking and freeze them for days I don’t feel as well. This is a great way to save time and money as well as saves on take-out orders.

The image above is stuffed shells (I love this recipe) and it makes much more than my family of two can eat, so I usually have about two freezer meals and maybe even a lunch the next day.

Do you have a favorite meals to make that are budget-friendly when you feel like staying in?

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