3 meals from $3 Roast
I took the kids to the new $2 movie theater about a
half hour away and right next to it is a salvage
grocery store. I got 2 bags of food for $8.80. I won't
buy stuff more than a few days past expiration though.
You just can't tell what's in the package. I'm not a
Also, I got 3 meals from a $3 roast last weekend. The
roast was bottom round on sale for 99 cents a pound,
so about a 3 pound roast. Here's what I did: cover
thawed roast with water or beef broth, add seasonings
and cook in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low. Or, cook
on high for an hour or 2 and then turn to low for a
total of about 6 hours, until done through or as done
as you like it. First night--roast with baked or
mashed potatoes and veggies.
After dinner the first night, cut up the rest of the
meat into cubes, add fresh or canned veggies, whatever
you have, to the broth from the roast, still in crock
pot. Cook about 4 hours on high until veggies are
tender or just heat through if using canned. Once soup
is bubbling, add a cornstarch slurry to thicken broth
(take out some broth into a bowl and add a few
tablespoons of cornstarch, mix until dissolved). The
soup should go for 2 meals, it did for us. We had it
with grilled cheese.
The roast is extremely tender and tasty in the crock
pot--I won't make it any other way anymore.
Date: Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:28 pm
Subject: salvage groceries and 3 meals from a $3 roast
What's a Budget?
Pot pie next!
With only 3 of us at home, I ended up with left over stew after I had already "piggy backed" that off a meal of roast and veggies. I used the remaining stew to make a pot pie. For a 9 x 13 pan, I used 1 1/2 cups of milk and biscuit mix each plus 1/4 cup melted butter. Pour the stew in the pan and then mix the crust and pour over the stew.
What's a Budget?
Here's my potroast lineup...
I do try to buy a cheap roast, but when it's on sale, I cannot pass up a good sirloin roast!
I get a 3 to 5 pound roast, and the first night will be a simple crockpot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions in an aujus.
I divide the remainder into two hunks.
One hunk goes into a crockpot beef and barley with vegetable soup,
And the next hunk goes into individual beef pot pies, made with readymade pie crust, kind of like a beef stew calzone. I add beef gravy to that.
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