Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cheaper Than Take-out!



Last night's dinner was a treat for me after getting a major job completed. I was in the grocery store in the late afternoon picking up some fruit and I came upon these stir-fry bags on markdown. This one is snow peas, broccoli and bok choi with a sesame pepper sauce packet. At $1.49 I thought it was worth a gamble. Once home, I added some diced chicken breast and marked down mushrooms. I served this over brown rice, along with a fruit salad consisting of berries from our garden, grapes given to me and 2 marked down bananas. All-inclusive, dinner for the entire family cost about $5. That's really not too bad. And it was quite delicious. The sauce packet was flavorful enough even with chicken and mushrooms added. I didn't need to add a single extra thing.

And this is for Carol -- quickie marinara from tomato paste.

  • tomato paste
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder or granules
  • dried oregano
  • minced basil
  • cayenne or other ground red pepper (optional)
  • salt
  • water
  • microwavable bowl
I stir this all together in the microwavable bowl, heat and either toss with pasta or use as pizza sauce.