Friday, March 19, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 3/19/10

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 contribute every week 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 recipe has been around for a long time. Whenever I pick up cookbooks that date to the 1940's and 1950's there are usually several versions of this recipe in it. It's a great quick recipe and one that kids often like.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Carl Buddig Lunch Meat, $2
-$1 off Carl Buddig Meats “Healthy Meals Healthy Kids” (store coupon) (exp 3/20)
-$1 off Buddig meats printable *zip 32606
Final Price: Use both for FREE

Arnold WholeGrains Bread or Grains & More or Country, 24 oz, $3.69 BOGO
-.35/1 Arnold Soft Bread product coupon on select loaves
Final Price: 1.15

Chipped Beef on Toast

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup butter or margarine
• 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup water
• 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon
• 3 packages (2 oz. each) Buddig Sliced Beef, chopped
• Toasted bread

Directions:

Melt butter in medium size saucepan. Sauté green onion 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in flour, mustard and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk and water; add instant bouillon. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in chopped meat; heat through. Serve over slices of toast cut diagonally in half.

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