Stopped at Sobey’s after the gym today.Here’s what I got. Wanted to pick up a dozen eggs too..maybe tomorrow.
Grand total was $27.45
Made my chicken meatballs today! They were slightly burnt but tasty!
Here’s the recipe
0.5 kg ground chicken
1 Tablespoon chopped Green onions
2 tablespoon chopped Onion
Two chopped toes of Garlic
Half of a chopped Tomato
1 tablespoon ketchup
Ground pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl (use a spoon, what ever, I used my hands). Prepare frying pan with a couple teaspoons of olive oil at medium heat. Scoop chicken mixture into little balls and place them on the frying pan. Make sure non of them touch each other. I cooked mine in two batches. After they’ve cooked for a couple minutes (or burnt…) flip them over and cook until meat inside is no longer pink.
I also cooked up a mashed potatoe to eat with my chicken balls.
I estimate this lunch cost around $3 ($2.50 for 6 meatballs and 0.50 for the mashed potatoes) Now I have some onion to eat with my perogies!
I realize this week has already been a bit of a fail trying to stay on budget because I bought all that chicken yesterday. But Im going to try and stretch it through February. I picked up a couple ingredients from the Lucky Moose in Chinatown to make chicken meat balls. I’m kind of using the chicken muffin recipe I found on Instagram by @mankofit. I don’t actually have and oven (or muffin tins!) so I’ll either bake them as meat ball in my toaster oven or use a frying pan. I’ll post the recipe and how they turned out tomorrow!! 🙂
So I went to Sobey’s to buy some Silk Original Almond milk but they’re always out! Ended up walking out with a bunch of ground chicken. It was on sale “buy 2 get one free”. It’s the fancy certified humane raised & handled brand Blue Goose; which makes be feel a little better about not being vegetarian anymore (ridiculous, I know. I should shut up now..) I’m not sure if I really saved money, but I’ll get crafty with the recipes (chicken muffins? Meat balls? Chilli? Soup? Casserole? Patties?) I also bought four apples. Anyone have any ideas for cheap fruit that isn’t bananas? Apples are not the cheapest where I live around this time of year.
4 apples (I already ate one..)-$3.54
1.308/kg Ground chicken-$13.62