Safeway Sale Stimulates Cosmic Cooking!
Sounds strange.. but that is the way the Safeway ads work for me! When I read the weekly ads my Creative Cosmic Cooking genes kick in and I start to have some fun construing economical dishes!
This week the Williams, Arizona ads included 3 green peppers for $1.00 and last week yellow corn 5 for $1.00.
Think about the value here! $0.33 per pepper and $0.20 per ear of corn!
Cow Tip: Meal plan from grocery sale ads! You can actually create your shopping list on line and it will organize by category.. so planning healthy meals and saving money could not be any easier if you use the Safeway tools. If you use site you can also get the weekly coupons added to your club card so no paper going green!
The ad made me start to think about Stuffed Green Peppers, one of my husbands favorites.... so off I went to create something different. I used chopped cabbage instead of rice.
Stuffed Green Peppers
- 9 green peppers on sale 3 for $0.99 total of $2.97
- 1 onion @ .49 per pound $0.25
- 1 turnip @ 1.49 per pound $0.90
- 2 ears of corn @5 for $1.00 total $0.40
- 4 tomatoes or 2 cans of diced tomatoes $1.00 per can from past sale, total $2.00
- 1/2 cabbage head @ $0.59 per pound $0.75
- 1 lb. ground turkey or hamburger $2.29
- Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon
- Seasoned pepper 1/2 teaspoon
- Course salt 1 teaspoon
- Onion or Garlic salt
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Brown the ground turkey or beef in a skillet.
Cut the tops off the green peppers and take the stem out. Use the remaining of the green pepper on the top for the stuffing. Chop the pieces from the top around the stem finely.
Put the green peppers in a microwave dish covered for 15 minutes. Empty extra water from the inside of the peppers
Chop the onion and turnip finely. Take the corn off the cob.
Saute the onion, turnips, green pepper and corn in a skillet with the olive oil.
Use 1/2 a head of cabbage chopped finely and saute.
Mix all the vegetables and meat together for the stuffing.
Open the 2 cans of diced tomatoes, you can use Italian Stewed tomatoes and add the seasoning to a blender. Mix until smooth sauce consistency.
Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes.
Total Cost for 9 peppers was $9.56 plus the spices and oil. Basically $1.06 a pepper!
Easy to freeze so great to make when the peppers are on sale!
Ahi tuna was on sale for $5.99 per pound.. so some good grilling this week
Roses were on sale for $9.99 a dozen
Hope you enjoyed today's Cosmic Cooking with Carra in Williams, Arizona!