shoes - don't spend money on feather-trimmed sandals. Make your own loose ankle bracelet with craft feathers so they drape over your existing shoes. That way you don't feel bad when you have to throw the dirty/damaged feathers out.
chicken, bacon, ranch quesadillas with a "ranch" dipping sauce. instead of making the ranch dipping sauce I mixed plain greek yogurt and a dry ranch dressing packet. I also doubled the recipe because I knew it was going to be good.