Budget Savvy Diva has put together another Frugal recipe for you. Each week, she’ll share a recipe a family of 4 can make for $5 or less.
Take discounted meat and make three different yummy and frugal meals 🙂 If you want the complete recipes feel free to email me at [email protected]
Here was the first step:
Took some lemons – from our lemon tree – lemon juice is a tenderizer plus it adds a bit a zip.
I was determined to make every meal to be under $5.00 for four servings – and I succeeded.
My first step was to tenderize the skinless boneless chicken thighs – there were 12 in lemon juice
My first dish was to make my own recipe of brown sugar fried chicken sandwich topped with cheddar with a hint a thyme with a honey biscuit with a side of spicy rice with a mustard BBQ infused sauce – Long name I know 🙂
Next I used the same batter method on strips of chicken – to make nuggets. I then wanted to take a .39 cent blue box mac and cheese but make it upscale – so I took leftover shell pasta while it cooked I placed fresh rosemary in the cooking pot – so it would infused into the pasta 🙂 Then I added the powdered cheese with left over brie topped with fresh cracked pepper. Dipping sauce was left over mustard BBQ. I toasted a honey biscuit for a little side starch – Here is how it looks 🙂
Now for my final meal I grilled chicken thighs and served them over penne pasta with garlic bread with a little cheese on top. Simple clean flavors worked really well 🙂
Remember when you are cooking try and balance flavors sweet and tangy or spicy and sweet.