I personally love to come across a cheap and easy meal (I’m partial to the one or two dish kind), especially here in my late pregnancy where simplifying life is important. Last night we cooked up this meal (although the picture isn’t mine–we forgot, but it’s close to what it looked like). It took me about 20 minutes, start to finish, and was absolutely delicious.
If you have a quick/cheap and easy meal to share with everyone, I’d love to add it to the post. Be sure to send a picture too, if you have one.
Photo credit: Recipe Corner
Ingredients priced from Aldi
2 packs smoked sausage–$3.78
Baby carrots, split lengthways (I used less than half a bag, and the bag was on sale for .49.)–$.20
2 Apples, chopped–$.50
4 mini-bell peppers–$.60
1 cup brown sugar–$.30
Dash balsamic vinegar (optional)
Served with green beans–$1.69
Total cost: Fed 11 people for $8.07 (with a 1-serving leftover)
Slice the sausage and brown in skillet, then set aside. Add brown sugar in skillet with approximately 1 cup of water and add carrots and sliced bell peppers. Cook on medium a few minutes while cutting apples into bite-sized chunks then add apples to skillet. (A dash of balsamic vinegar adds a little zing.) Once everything starts to tender, add sausage back in and continue to cook until carrots are tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice. We used quinoa, but that wasn’t a big hit. NOTE: I think onions would make this dish perfect, though my picky eaters kept me from adding them this time.