Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Miserly meal number two
Last night I made Jonni's baked chicken nugget recipe (page 102). Let me just tell you they were the BEST nuggets I EVER had!! So tasty and moist. The secret lies in the coating in mayo before the bread crumb mixture. I didn't measure any spices, just dumped in per my usual style. WOW At first the kids weren't too excited, guess they didn't have the look they expected nuggets to have. However it was love at first bite and every child ate them.
I used 2.5 lbs. of chicken breast to feed 7, and I am guesstimating it cost .72 per 4 oz. serving. Jonni's 2002 price was .67 so that's not too shabby for 8 years later. I actually got my chicken breast for a steal at 1.78/lb during peak grilling season. YEAH!
I also fried up some homemade french fries using 4 huge yukon gold potatoes. Prob. not the best potatoes for frying but they were very good!
So for 1.47 per plate, dinner was served.
I also threw in some green beans with margarine and almond slivers on top to round out the meal. Still under $2.00 each plate with the fancy green beans.