I’m such a frugal food nerd. I love the taste of low-cost food! In this case, that means beets, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. Are my savvy-spending habits influencing my palate? Hmmm…where’s a food psychologist when you need one?!
Thanks to CheapCooking.com for these tasty and frugal recipes.
Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries
I feel less guilty eating French fries when I make them from sweet potatoes! The sprinkling of cinnamon and paprika lend a very nice flavor. And they are at least oven-baked, not really fried! See the recipe for sweet potato fries
Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts you should try these. They’re roasted with diced apples and apple juice. Even my teenager liked them! I did half the sprouts this way and then a few days later just simmered the rest until tender and then cooked up with some crumbled bacon. See the recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts and apples
And Roasted Beets, Too
One more vegetable recipe. I grew beets this year and have found that the simplest way to cook them is to just wrap them in foil and bake at 350 F for an hour or so, until tender. So easy and so good! See the recipe for roasted beets and cooked beet greens
This is a recipe for two, but easily modified to serve more. I bought thin boneless pork chops, then pounded them to be even thinner. Cooked up with some lemon slices, capers, and butter. Mmmm. I do something very similar with boneless chicken breasts if you prefer chicken to pork. Read the recipe for pork scallopini