Bargain Meal - Ingles (03/01/09)  

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Bargain Meal of the Week

This is one of my favorite meals!
Too bad the family doesn't like it as much as I do ;-)

Cabbage with Stewed Tomatoes ($3.18)
Pinto Beans ($0.68)
Corn Bread ($1.00)

Total: $4.86

Begin by cooking your corn bread. Here's my recipe:
2 cups self rise flour ($0.24)
1 cup self rise cornmeal ($0.12)
2 eggs ($0.24)
2 cups milk ($0.40) - for really great cornbread use buttermilk!
1/4 cup veg. oil

Mix all ingredients well and pour into a baking pan (I use a brownie pan or square cake pan because I don't have a cast iron skillet) Bake at 400* until brown on top and the bread is fully cooked through.


For the cabbage start with a good size head, about 2 lbs. (organic cabbage is $0.98 per lb at Ingles this week). Cut out the core and chop up the cabbage into bite size pieces. Rinse well and put into a large pot of boiling water. Cook until tender. Drain.

While the cabbage is cooking you will want to start cooking your tomatoes. Take one (15 oz) can of tomatoes ($1.00) and blend up. Pour into a sauce pan and add 1/2 stick of margarine ($0.10) and 1/2 cup of sugar ($0.13). Cook until the butter and sugar are dissolved and the sauce begins to thicken.

Open a can of Luck's pinto beans ($0.68) and warm. (If you prefer to cook your own beans, Ingles has 1 lb bags of organic pinto beans on sale for $1.63.)

Fix your self a big 'ole plate of cabbage and cover with the stewed tomatoes. Add a heaping spoonful of beans on the side and get a nice size slab of cornbread (don't forget to slather it in butter!). I like to have a slice of sweet onion to have with my dinner, too. And if you are fixing this in the summer time, nothing beats a slice of tomato and some cantaloupe!

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1 comments

Sounds good to me! No one here would like it either, but me.
Sometime try putting corn in with the cabbage while it cooks. Yummy! It sort of gives it a tiny sweet taste and is soooo good:)
Hope you guys had fun in the snow today!

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