Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Publix Bargain Meal February 12-18


It's time for another week of the Publix Bargain Meal. If you missed last week, Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration.

This week, the Publix ad spoke to me. And what it said was that this recipe was perfect. To make it into a meal, I'd add a pound of cooked chicken. And, because it's not corn season around here, I'd substitute chicken broth for the corn cob broth. For the purposes of simplicity, I'm going to leave spices as a charge-off to your pantry.

Corn Chowder (with chicken)
4 to 6 ears of corn (substitute on sale frozen corn)-$1.20
1 tablespoon butter or neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed)-$0.09 for butter
1 medium onion, chopped-$0.40
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced-$0.40
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped (optional)-I'd leave these out this time of year
1 cup whole or low-fat milk (on sale $2.99/gallon)-$0.18
1 cup cooked chicken (whole chicken on sale $1.09/lb)-$1.09
Chicken broth (free from cooking that whole chicken)

Garnish with 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack (on sale $2/8 ounces)-$0.50-and serve with tortilla chips (on sale 2/$6)-$1.50

Total price: $5.36

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