Friday, October 1, 2010

The Frugal Side

One of the lessons so far for me in this life has been learning the art of  frugal shopping and cooking.  Making the most of every purchase, and getting the most bang for my buck, so to speak.  I have managed to perfect the art of great meals  for only $75/week  in groceries (...I will share more on that later...)
The easiest way to get more bang for your buck?  Purchase items that will give you more than one meal--like a whole chicken or turkey (...stay tuned for "A 10 pound chicken--11 meals").  That way you can use the leftovers from the roast for other delicious goodies later in the week.
So, in my attempt to win you over to the "Frugal Side", I am going to share one of our family's Top Leftover Turkey Recipes. ( If you need further instruction or more a detailed recipe--please message me!)
Turkey Tacos (...we call them "turk-o's")
Shred your leftover turkey (or cut it up into small chunks) add it to a frying pan that you have sauteed finely chopped onion and garlic. Add 1tbsp cumin, 1tbsp chilli, salt and pepper along with the juice of 1/2 lime and a little water. Heat through.(experiment with the amount of seasonings you use to get it exactly the way you like it!)
There, done--eat with the usual taco fillings--no one in your family will ever know that it was a leftover!

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