Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bargain Meal of the Week 2-26-09

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I will contribute every Thursday for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

This is true comfort food. My husband loves it!

Shepherd's Pie

1 prepared package of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes (.50 plus the cost of mi
lk and butter)
1 lb ground beef (1.99)

1 can cream of mushroom soup (1.00)

1/2 cup milk

1 finel
y chopped onion (.50)
chopped clove of garlic (.05)

package of mixed Green Giant Frozen vegetables (1.00)

dash of Worcestershire Sauce

salt to taste


Brown the ground beef with the onion and chopped garlic. While beef is browning, prepare mashed potatoes and microwave frozen vegetables until warm. Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Drain beef mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce, cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup of milk. Add mixed vegetables and salt to taste. Put mixture in a deep pie pan or small baking pan and top with mashed potatoes. Cook in oven at 400 until mashed potatoes are slightly browned.

As an addition, you may want to top with cheese ($1.66) but that would increase the price (but oh so yummy!).

Total Price: $5.04
plus a little more for oils and milk. It could be considerably less with coupons. There are coupons available for soup, Green Giant Vegetables, and Idahoan Mashed Potatoes.

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