“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” Yeah, right. Maybe after next week, the hub-bub will cease and desist. Maybe special diet needs will expire. Maybe the house will paint itself. Then school will start again, of course. This week, as a quick-fix meal, we had Cheese-Stuffed Burgers, Corn on the Cob, and Vegs.
The burgers were a wonderful treat; we haven’t been having too much of these lately. Got the beef for 1.18/# some time back, repackaged in 1.5# portions in Foodsaver bags, and pulled some out last week. I made a ball out of each serving of beef, indented it, and added about an ounce of shredded cheese, .99 on sale; then I sealed the beef over the cheese and flattened the patties. Kind of an inside-out cheeseburger. Used the grill pan inside.
Corn was finally on sale 6/$1, so I steamed some in the microwave — dee-lish!
We had carrot chips on sale from the store and I had a golf-ball-sized tomato from my garden, the first of the year. Yum!
lean ground beef 1.77
4 oz shredded cheddar .49
4 burger buns .12
corn on the cob .67
carrot chips .45
milk for 3 .30 (still 1.79 at Aldi)
ketchup, mustard, butter and salt (est.) .20
Cost for the entire meal: $4 even. Try to beat that at a fast food joint! Fresher, faster, and hotter. Most importantly, more nutrition and less cost.