Bargain Meal - Ingles (03/01/09)  

Posted by: Julie in

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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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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