Make three easy meals with many things you already have in your kitchen

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- FILE

DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — FILE

I love eggs. All eggs. Dippy eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, hard-boiled eggs — you name it. All of the preparations are wonderful in their own special ways.

I also like easy-to-make dinners. I enjoy cooking, but sometimes don’t feel like standing over the stove for hours after a long day at work (or often before second shift).

So when BuzzFeed posted a story about an inexpensive, easy and egg-filled three-night menu, I was sold on trying it. Find the recipes here.

You can make the three dinners in a pinch — you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Prices are based on Giant’s Shop Online feature; recipes yield two servings each:

Kosher salt (Diamond Crystal Salt Kosher Pure & Natural, $1.49)
Black Pepper (McCormick pure ground black pepper, 4 oz., $2.99)
Extra-virgin olive oil (Giant EVOO, 17 oz., $5.79)
½ pound dried orecchiette (Giant small shells, 16 oz., $.79)
1 small bottle hot sauce (Texas Pete hot sauce, 6 oz., $1.25)
1 small bottle red wine vinegar
 (Giant red wine vinegar, 16 oz., $1.49)
1 small jar Dijon mustard (Giant Dijon, 12 oz., $2.29)
1 jar red pepper flakes (McCormick crushed red pepper, 1.5 oz, $2.99)
1 small bag potato chips, crushed (Giant potato chips, 10 oz., $2.50)
9 large eggs (Giant Grade A white eggs, 1 dozen, $2.49)
3 slices smoked bacon (Giant smoked bacon, 16 oz., $4.99)
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas (Giant petite peas, 16 oz., $2)
1 lemon  ($.66)
Spinach (Nature’s Promise spinach, 16 oz. x 2, $6.99 each)
1 small bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley ($1)
2 garlic cloves (1 head, $.79)
1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes — about 9 potatoes (24 oz. package, $3.49)
1 small container cream cheese (Philadelphia cream cheese, 8 oz., $1.50)
1 small wedge Parmegiano-Reggiano cheese (Giant Parmesan, 8 oz., $2.99)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (Giant unsalted butter, 16 oz., $3)
2 thick whole-grain bread slices (loaf, $3.99)

Total: $62.46 (or slightly less than $21 per full meal)

I have almost all of the ingredients in my apartment already — with the exception of potatoes, parsley, peas, eggs and bacon — so the added cost is minimal ($13.97 or $4.65 per full meal). I’m betting many of you are in the same boat.

Happy cooking!

What’s your favorite way to prepare eggs? Feel free to share recipes below.

Brittany Wilson

I'm an Assistant Sports Editor at the Daily Record/Sunday News. I'm a proud Penn State grad and a New Jersey native living on the West Shore. Two of my favorite things are a good book and a long swim -- just not at the same time. Contact me by emailing bwilson@ydr.com or on Twitter @brittanylion.

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