Friday, July 23, 2010

In The Kitchen With Debbie - Cooking What's on Sale

One of the most economical ways to feed a family is to cook what's on sale. This week cabbage are on sale at Food Lion for 39 cents a pound and smoked sausage packages for $2.00. I saw a cabbage and sausage dish on the Family Homestead Blog and had been craving it ever since. Here's my version:

I sauteed some onions and bell peppers from our own plants, in a small amount of oil.

Then I added the smoked sausage after cutting into bite size pieces.

I sliced and cut one half of the cabbage into manageable pieces. I filled the pan pretty full because the cabbage pieces shrink down as they cook. I added a little chicken broth left from boiling chicken earlier in the week.

I covered the pan, reduced the heat and let it cook until it was our family's desired tenderness.

Almost done:

I put the remaining half of the cabbage back in the fridge to be used for making coleslaw in the next few days.

My goal is to shop only to replenish my pantry and freezer and to cook what's on sale each week at the best prices.

A few items on sale at Food Lion this week that I plan to purchase:

Whole chickens 47 cents a pound or cut up chickens 77 cents a pound. I plan to freeze some of these.

Kraft Mayo 2 for $6.00 with a $1.50 off 2 coupon. Mayo is one thing my pantry is out of and although this isn't exactly the cheapest price I've ever seen, its better than paying full price! The cost of mayo has steadily increased lately in my opinion. I will only purchase two and then I will be on the look out for good deals and/or coupons.

Arm and Hammer laundry detergent, Buy one, get one free, with a $1.00 off 2 coupon.


Pen Pen said...

Your supper looks great... I have some sausage in my fridge now, maybe I'll pick up cabbage for a meal. The last few times we've cooked hotdogs for dinner, I sauteed onions and bell pepper in butter, then put the hotdogs right on top of them to cook and brown a little......oh my... what a great hotdog!!

Mary Ann said...

Yummy, this looks good. We love sausage and veggie skillet dishes! They're quick, too!

Denise said...

Great way to add cabbage to dinner, I have a hard time getting my clan to eat it!

Granny J said...

I love quick, easy meals like that. Fried cabbage sounds really good.

lisa said...

That really looks good...this recipe is high on my list now..Thank you for sharing..Lisa

Joyful said...

I love cabbage and sausages. I'm bowled over by your sale prices. We could never get cut up chicken here for 77c a pound. The cheapest is $1.98 a pound and that might happen once or twice a year from what I've determined through watching the sales. It must be nice to find such sales and to be able to get so many coupons also. Amazing :-)

Rita said...

We are going to the Farmer's Market early this morning so it's a great time for me to get this post. I'll try this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

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