So this week I am able to offer you a whole meal that is super cheap at Publix! (I am not on the ball yet but i'm beside it which is better than under it ;))
Last Night's menu was Tuna Burgers, Strawberries and Roasted red potatoes & green beans in a rosemary butter sauce. Sounds fancy right? Seriously? Please do not believe I was in the kitchen cooking longer than 30 minutes last night. (and that counted fixing my kid's sippy cups of juice & milk)
So here is the recipe - are you ready?
1/2 Cup of shredded cheese (I used monterey jack)
1/2 cup fat free/low fat/light ranch dressing. (I used Marzetti)
1 cup breadcrumbs separated (1/2 cup is going IN the burger and 1/2 cup for dredging)
Oil for cooking (I use olive but ANY works)
Step 1: Mix the 2 pouches of tuna with the cheese, dressing and 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. Mix it well then form it into fish patties. I used Rachel Ray's trick of flattening it into a huge patty at the bottom of the bowl then using your hand to make a "+" in the mixture then you scoop out each quarter to make a burger! Cool huh?
Step 2: Heat your olive oil in a pan on medium heat. While your oil is heating coat the fish patties in bread crumbs.
Step 3: Place the fish patties into the heated pan.
Step 4: Cook your patties for 3-5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown on each side. Mine needed to cook a little longer for whatever reason. I just cooked till they looked like this:
The fish patty is shown here not on a bun, but I have had this on a bun before and it is GREAT on a bun!!! I just chose not to have buns tonight because I've had plenty of bread today :)Hopefully I can break this down in cost for you for publix.
Last week you could have picked up some breadcrumbs for .71 a cannister. I'm hoping you did that :)
$1.19 - 2 pouches Tuna - use 2 of the printable $1/1 coupons listed in matchups below!
67¢ - 1 package of cheese (buy 2 use 1 store coupon & 1 mfg coupon..comes out to $1.33)
71¢ - 1 cannister bread crumbs bought last week.
$1.69 - 1 bottle oil
$1.67- 1 flat strawberries
19¢ - 1 bag green giant veggies using 50¢ coupon
$3.50 - (I'm estimating here - assuming you get some salad dressing around this price)
$2.40 per person (assuming you had to buy the dressing....and didn't have ranch or mayo )
$1.53 per person assuming you already had mayo or dressing at home. I paid 25¢ or something similar for a jar of marzetti salad dressing several weeks ago.
Coupon matchups from i heart publix here. :
StarKist Chunk White Tuna, Premium Albacore, 6.4 oz pkg, BOGO $3.19
-$1/2 StarKist Pouch Products, 2.6oz or 6.4oz Chunk Light or Albacore, Creations, New Tuna Salad and Lunch To-Go – 02-14-10 RP
-$1/2 StarKist Pouch products, choose from 2.6oz or 6.4oz Chunk Light or Albacore, Creations, NEW Tuna Salad and Lunch To-Go – BH&G, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, February 2010
Kraft Chunk Cheese or Cracker Cuts, Assorted Varieties, 4.5 to 8 oz pkg, 3/$5
-$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, any (2) pkgs Shreds or Chunks – 01-24-10 SS
-$1/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Or Chunk Cheese, Any (Publix Coupon) – 01-03-10 SS
-$1/1 Kraft Chunk Cheese Target Q PRINT
LouAna Pure Vegetable Oil or Canola or Corn and Canola, 48 oz bot, BOGO $3.39
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, Assorted Varieties, 12 oz bag, BOGO $2.39
-$.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Frozen Vegetables, any (2) – 02-21-10 SS
-$.40/1; $1/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Frozen Vegetables, Any – 01-03-10 GM
-$5/20 Italian Days Coupon or PRINT
-$.50/1 PRINT -thanks Paula!