Friday, May 8, 2009

Trying Something New

Sometimes I just get tired of cooking the same things. Yesterday we took a rare trip to Sam's. They have some neat things there...I could spend WAY too much money if I'm not careful.

Here are a few things that I got:

There was a lady giving away samples of this wonderful fajita meat. One taste and I was hooked. This is a 24 oz. package of steak, flame broiled and seasoned to perfection. Warm it in a pan for about four minutes and you are good to go. I love fajitas, but I don't fix them much because Mike doesn't like all the veggies that I use. I knew that I could use this meat for other things, like yummy steak salad. When we got home from Sam's, it was past our dinner time, so I had to fix something quick. I grabbed a bag of frozen hash browns and put them on the stove to cook. When they were done, I warmed up the meat and put it on top, with a side of corn.  Quick and delicious! This is not the most frugal alternative ($8.66 for 24 oz.), but I can get at least two meals from the bag and I figure that's not too bad for steak of this quality and convenience.

I haven't used this cornbread mix yet, but it looks SO good. It's a 5 lb. bag and will make five 8x8 pans, all you add is water. There is also a recipe on the back for a cornbread loaf that is baked like bread in a loaf pan. I can't wait to try this...maybe tonight. The cost breakdown is $1.25 per pan.

BK is so excited about this treat...Del Monte Fruit Chillers. There are 28 in the box and they are 24 cents each. The box is sold on the shelf and you freeze when getting it home. It says that there was 3 1/2 lb. of fruit used for each box, so maybe they will be more nutritious than Popsicles.


Moxie said...

Looks like you've found some great quick cook items...something ALL busy Mom's need!

Deanna said...

I am going to SAMS today to get some of those fruit chillers! My Little Guy would love those and with our upcoming trip to the beach those would make a wonderful treat after coming in out of the sun.