I'm on vacation right now, and as a student and a total foodie, I find easy dishes with high end ingredients both boring and a bit impossible on the budget. Does anyone know some dishes that require a lot of love, patience, and skill, but use super cheap ingredients? I'm looking to turn unpopular meats and ingredients into something spectacular. I've made cheesecake, sourdough, fudge, stews, stir fry, barbecue- throw anything at me. Just remember- cheap, but time consuming and/or labor intensive.