Tonight's dinner is veggie enchiladas, starting with dried beans (save about 75% over the cost of canned; soaked and stored in the freezer every other week). Bought the corn tortillas on sale (Cinco de Mayo store special + coupon) and am using left-over mole for the sauce. Served with Mexican rice (brown rice is cheap-cheap, as is the salsa and turmeric I dump into the boiling water to approximate Mexican rice).
When I was doing my morning tidy-up, I used just a damp cloth instead of any spray cleaners, dusting sprays, etc. When I really did need a cleaner, I used a spray bottle containing water and a couple of shots of ammonia.
When I did laundry, I washed everything with cold water and used just a little detergent. Whites just got turned off mid-cycle to soak, rather than using hot water, more soap, or bleach.