Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cheap and Easy Side Dish

Sometimes I go to David's * a local grocer nearby--
Every morning they cull all the produce and anything that looks a little off- they package and mark down and put it into a buggie for quick sale. 

Sometimes they may put 2 apples, a lime, a potato into one pack. 
Or lettuce, peppers, an onion, and an orange. 
Usually it is a variety. And the price is always less than $2 for the tray. 
I try to take any onions and peppers and chop them up so that I can toss them in a bag and freeze for a dish later. That way they'll be chopped and ready to use! 

The last time-- I bought 3 trays with peppers, onions, jalapeƱos, potatoes ,baby carrots and apples. 

I used the 2 apples as a side dish for dinner. 
I cut the apples, placed them in a small casserole dish sprinkled with brown sugar and margarine. 
About 2 tablespoons each... 
approx. 1 Tablespoon of margarine and 1 of brown sugar per apple. 
Popped them in the microwave for about 4.5 minutes and vio'la!

I only have a before picture. But believe me it was tasty! 

Having extra people in the house to feed every night for dinner-- this is a money saver and quick and easy! 
One extra spoon full of food to help fill up hungry MEN! 

God Bless you today and Thanks for reading! 


nannykim said...

OH nice and gluten free too!

Granny said...

I love baked apples and your way of cooking them is much faster. Thanks for the recipe.

nannykim said...

Hi--yup, I haven't been doing a whole lot of blogging or visiting lately. Just involved in other things. I am basically doing hit and miss stuff! I have been fine. Had some foot surgery on april first. I still am wearing a special shoe until the bones are growing together. Next week I may be able to drive again!!