I sometimes wonder if I will ever get tired of the Food Network...while watching this week I caught a new show -- Sandra's Money Saving Meals w/ Sandra Lee. I always liked Semi-Homemade Cooking - so I sat down to watch -- what a terrific resource if you are trying to trim your grocery budget.
Not only did I take away several recipes...she gave lots of tips on how to save money in the grocery store and at home.
One tip that I already do: buy your veggies whole -- then clean and chop them yourselves...they are so much cheaper that way!
This is a recipe that was one of many that were featured on the show...and since it used ingredients that I already had on hand (everything except the Italian sausage) I thought that I would give it a try...You can find the full recipe here.
This was so simple and easy to prepare...it was a great way to have breakfast for dinner. I also loved that it was a one pot wonder...easier clean up!
In the original recipe she calls for a poached egg but since I don't like them (as in never tried them) I opted for a fried for the adults and scrambled for the kids.
1 tbl spoon canola oil (I used olive oil)
2 stalks celery diced
1 carrot diced
1/2 med yellow onion diced
2 large red potatoes diced ( I used 5-6 for my family)
1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
Notice from my picture that I left out the garlic, red pepper and paprika? I didn't do that on purpose...I was going by memory while cooking...should have checked out the recipe first...but even without the spices it was really good.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, sausage, paprika, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt/pepper to taste.
Saute stirring frequently, until the potatoes and carrots are tender, and the sausage is cooked through, about 12 minutes.
At this point Sandra and I took a different path -- so if you want to see the directions for poaching an egg -- click here.
I just fried a couple of eggs in butter and then scrambled 4 more with milk for the kids.
Divide the potato mixture between your bowls and top with eggs.
Greg and I both thought that this was sooo yummy!! We both give it a rating of 5 spoons...we both wanted more but it was all gone!!
The kids were a little bummed that they didn't get to have fried eggs...but I just didn't think that it was safe for them to eat.
Since I didn't get a chance to post the Mcklinky this past Sunday, I wanted to give everyone a chance to link up this week. Thanks so much for following along with us on this food adventure. We can't wait to see what's on your table!!
looks so good, hubs will LOVE it!ReplyDelete