Bargain Meal of the Week

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Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, our local New Seasons Market is offering the ingredients for the traditional “Americanized” version of Irish foods in their weekly ad- namely, corned beef, cabbage, and red potatoes!
This week’s recipe is a filling one-pot meal; perfect for a holiday “comfort food” type of dinner. In comparing prices with other local natural food stores, I’ve noticed that corned beef can be a fairly expensive meal choice. This recipe allows you to “stretch” the meat for a more frugal meal (purchasing only 1/2 a lb!).


Click here for the full recipe:
St. Patrick’s Colcannon
(I cut the recipe in half for four servings.)
1-1/2 lbs Red Potatoes (on sale for $0.99/lb) = $1.49
1/2 head Cabbage (on sale for $0.59/lb) = $0.53
1 Tbl. Butter (I omitted this extra butter, and just used some of of the 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup Butter = $0.75
1/2 tsp. minced Garlic = $0.06
2 Green Onions = $0.09
White Pepper to taste
1/2 cup hot Milk (organic) = $0.32
1/2 lb. leftover Corned Beef (on sale for $4.99/lb) = $2.49

Total Cost: $5.73 (for four servings)

Prepare according to recipe directions, and make sure to be wearing your green! :) 

Each week, I post a Bargain Meal idea, based on our local New Seasons Market ad of the week. Visit $5 Dinners for more Bargain Meal suggestions, based on the sale ads in your area! Contributors update weekly, to keep you updated with fresh and frugal meal ideas.

An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


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