After a few days off, most of us are back to the daily grind. For me, this means; a more organized and healthy kitchen. I made 3 stops yesterday- Whole Foods (for bulk items), Trader Joe’s for frozen items, and Meijer (for produce). Why didn’t I just save a few bucks in gas and shop at Whole Food’s you ask? Because Whole Food’s is flat out expensive! I had the entire week’s worth of meals planned out before my shopping trip. Last night we had an Indian inspired burrito/ samosa dish. Tonight is veggie meatloaf. We are having roasted butternut squash over mushroom ravioli (with a sage brown butter and mushroom sauce). Thursday is a free night. Friday we are having vegetable fajitas. We are going to make more attempts at the ‘meat’balls this weekend sometime. Total grocery shopping bill (including feeding 4 extra adults tomorrow)= $115.60.
I am in love with last night’s concoction; Indian inspired burrito/ samosas.
These were so good and easy to make. I had to share:
4 large redskin potatoes (chopped into bite sized pieces)
1/2 head of cauliflower (chopped into bite sized pieces)
1 c. thawed chickpeas
1 c. thawed peas
1/2 onion chopped finely
2-3 cloves garlic chopped finely
1 T. curry powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
2 T. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 packages of large flour tortillas (I used spinach wraps this time)
Cook potatoes and cauliflower (I put them all in one pot) til al dente and drain. In a large sauce pan: cook onion and garlic in olive oil. Add drained potatoes and cauliflower. Add peas, chickpeas and rest of seasoning til blended. Turn off heat. Place about a 1/2 c. of mixture onto tortilla and roll up “burrito style”. Place each one onto a sprayed cookie sheet. Lightly spray the tops of the burritos with cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. *They freeze well. *
I think they would be good with a nice chutney, but I didn’t have any last night. They were good plain too. They are better than the Amy’s brand ones that you can buy at the store for $3.00 a piece! A lot less sodium also.
Have any of you ever re-made a processed/ packaged dish to save money? What is your favorite?