August 25th 2010 Tonight's Dinner
Green Chili stew for two (plus enough leftover for Johns lunch tomorrow)
I cook like my grandmother did, I adjust according to what feels and smells correct for me. I add spices liberally for this dish I used the green chili powder we brought home from New Mexico,salt and a bit of ground pepper.I have not accounted for spice costs because the go a very long way. Invest in good spices and they will serve you well.
Add a bit of oil in the dutch oven to coat the bottom~ 2 Tbs approx $.25
Add diced celery onion carrot and green hatch chilies 1/2 cup each $1.25
when cooked till tender removed it and put a touch more oil in the dutch oven
Add 4 thin cut pork chops which I had cut into chunks and dusted with flour $2.35
(I sometimes use chicken as well~ the protein varies based on what I decide look well at the market)
when browned I add a few cloves of chopped garlic $.30 then
Add the veg back in
Add organic box broth 2 cups $1.25 (normally I'd use home made but I had not thawed)
Add 1 small red potato that I finely dice to cut down on the carbs but get the taste of the potato $.25
Add a handful of green beans trimmed and cut into thirds $.14
Add a diced tomato or two or three $.80
Total for the stew $6.59
The prices are approximate but pretty close and we will get three servings.It is also easily doubled and freezes very well. A great dish to make and use all week.
Please share your ideas for recipes that are healthy and reasonable to fix and I will try them here and share the information.