Under $20

Two meals for three people under $20. Mom has been out of town for a few days and I am keeping my sister. I had no plans on what to feed the child but snooping around the internet I found two easy pasta recipes (she loves pasta...who doesn't tho?). The first dinner I made was Lemon Garlic Spaghetti, the recipe serves two but just double it and its EASY. Most of the items you may already have in your pantry.

Lemon Garlic Spaghetti 
4 oz dry spaghetti
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic-minced 
1/2 lemon- juice
5-6 basil leaves- chopped

Start boiling water for the spaghetti noodles.
Heat olive oil in small pan on low, add garlic, cook until edges are brown-set aside. 
Once water boils, add noodles, cook until tender.
In a large bowl add basil leaves and cheese then toss with noodles, add in the garlic oil and lemon juice...toss. Serve. 

The original recipe can be found here. You can add whatever you would like like sauteed mushrooms or like the original recipe called for...pine nuts. 

The second is Fettuccine Alfredo. Home Made. Easy peasy.  I'm sure this can easily feed 6. We still have a ton left over lol 

Fettuccine Alfredo
2 Sticks of butter (yes glorious, fattening butter)
1/2lb Parmesan- grated (i had just enough from the recipe before)
1 lb Fettuccine Noodle

Using an electric mixer beat the butter and cheese together until creamy.
Boil salt water, add noodles, cook until al dente
Save 1/2 cup of noodle water
Mix noodles with cheesey butter and 1/4 cup noodle water. If too think add more water.

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