Monday, December 14, 2009

Dinner Tonight: Kielbasa

This may be a bit of a boring week as far as recipes go. I am trying to use as many on-hand ingredients as possible to cut down on the grocery bill. In light of this, tonight we had kielbasa, roasted potatoes, corn and french bread. The bread is the only thing I had to buy at the store - the rest was already in my kitchen.
I used Eckrich turkey smoked sausage. I slice it thin on an angle and then cook it in a really hot pan with no added oil until it is pretty charred. For some reason sausage is pretty much the only thing in the world I prefer to be almost burned.
For the potatoes, I dice red potatoes in small pieces, leaving the skins on. Then, I toss them in olive oil, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper and bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes until crispy. I add a little kosher salt when I take them out of the oven.
I like to serve the sausage with spicy brown mustard for dipping but hubby prefers ketchup.

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Estimated cost of meal:

Sausage: $2
Potatoes: $.75
Corn: $.75
Bread: $.90
Mustard: $.10

Total: $4.50

Former life total: Dinner @ Smokestack: $26

Leaner Life Savings: $21.50 or 83%!!!

1 comment:

A Frugal Friend said...

Sweet inexpensive meal! Love it. THanks for sharing.

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