Bacon, lentil & vegie soup
Chop two cups approx of mixed soup veg - onions, carrots, celery, whatever is in the fridge needing to be used up.
Optional $$ extra - chop two rashers bacon or couple slices ham. Saute vegies and ham on low heat in a saucepan for about 5 minutes until slightly softened.
Add 1 cup red lentils, two tomatoes chopped or tin tomatoes, enough water to cover. Simmer for about 1/2 hour, 40 minutes until lentils are soft and thickened. Season with salt & pepper (needs a lot of salt as not using stock).
Delish & healthy. Must cost under $10 and feeds at least 4.