Monday, July 6, 2009

Kroger Bargain Meal July 5-11

Bargain Meal of the Week

Erin, over at 5dollardinners, thinks of a $5 meal every night. If you need inspiration--check it out! She also hosts a gathering of tons of folks all over the internet who are making $5 meals from their local sales flyers. I'm always blown away by the creativity shown.

This week's meal is actually what we ate for supper last night. It's one of those meals that I tend to make a couple of times a year, all close together. It's really good, and we'll be on a roll, but as the zuchinni fever dies down, this recipe drops out of my mind, only to emerge next year as we are inundated with the beautiful green squash.

If you've got more zuchinni that you know what to do with, this is the recipe for you. It sounds weird, but it's actually really good. The recipe calls them mock crab cakes, but that just sounds weird to me, so I call them zuchinni fritters. Whatever you call them, they are good.

2 cups coarsely grated zucchini, unpeeled (I used 2 zukes)--on sale $0.99/lb--$1
1 cup Italian bread crumbs--free (I use heels of bread)
1 onion, finely chopped (we grated it also)--$0.25
1 tablespoon mayonnaise--$0.05
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 egg, beaten--$0.09
oil (for frying)--$0.50

Serve with pasta with butter and parm cheese, dill sauce (sour cream, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper), and cucumbers.

pasta--approx $0.50
parm cheese--$0.50
cucumbers--on sale $0.49/each--$0.98
sour cream--on sale $1.77/24 oz--$0.30

Total cost for this awesome summer meal--$4.48

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