Sunday, July 25, 2010

London Broil Take 3

I stretched out the London Broil into a 3rd meal (it was a mondo piece of meat)...I've been promising myself to capitalize on my kids love of spaghetti noodles for a while. I used the leftover meat, spaghetti noodles and vegetables on hand (zucchini and carrots, which I shredded, and spinach) and mixed with asian dressing and "stir-fried" ala Mongolian BBQ. So for another .99 cents we had another meal from our cheap London Broil!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Dinners in One - London Broil & Steak Salad

Looking for ways to use that cheap London Broil ($1.99/lb) from Safeway?

Tuesday night we did this recipe for London Broil, baked potatoes & zucchini. Wednesday night we used leftover steak, added mozzarella, some fresh heirloom tomatoes (from my dad's garden) and kalamata olives - dressed with some champagne dressing. Yum! And the next-day salad took minutes to put together after all the hard work had been done!

Groceries for 2 dinners:
$5 London Broil (used 1 steak out of a 2 pack, we still have leftovers too!)
$.25 Baked Potatoes (from roadside stand, $1/10 lb bag Russets)
$.49 Girards dressing ($2.49, used $2 coupon)
$1.00 Mozzarella (used 1/2 pack of fresh mozzarella)
Total $6.75 + ingredients on hand

Note about London Broil: Most recipes for this meat will require 3+ hours of marinating, so plan ahead when making it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dinner in 20: Caprese & Salmon

If you haven't tried the salmon I talked about here, now's the time! It's a quick, yummy summer meal and it's on sale at Safeway this week, wild sockeye salmon for $7.99/lb. That's a good price for wild-caught, nutritious salmon.

Get your meal ready in 20 minutes:

Heat grill.
Gather ingredients and mix up marinade, 2 minutes.
Rest salmon in 1/2 of the marinade. Meanwhile gather ingredients for caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, dressing) and start slicing tomatoes, 5 minutes.
Throw salmon on the grill for 4-5 minutes per side. Meanwhile, finish slicing caprese ingredients and prepare by arranging mozzarella and tomato slices on plate, top with chopped basil & caprese dressing or balsamic vinegar & olive oil. Plate salmon and top with remaining marinade, 9-10 minutes.

Dinner's ready in 20 (or less)!

My grocery cost:
$7.99 Salmon (Safeway)
$3.49 Mozzarella -1.50 coupon (Safeway)
$.00 Caprese Dressing (Free with coupon)
$.30 Tomato (Farmer's Market)
$.25 Basil (Farmer's Market)
~$10.50 total, plus ingredients on hand