In an effort to keep loading our diet with fruits and vegetables, I find myself returning again and again to The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month by Month. Not only do I find it to be a great resource, but it also reminds me to be creative in my meal planning and exposing my kids to a variety of flavors that I normally wouldn't think of.
So to make things easier on all of us, I've decided that the first Friday of every month I'm dedicating to posting the cheapest fruits and vegetables as well as a Creative2xmom tried and true recipe using at least one item from the list. Hopefully this will keep us all on budget and expanding our horizons in the produce dept.
January's Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables
Cabbage Salad (I'll often times serve this with Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day)
1 head green cabbage
8 green onions
1-2 c. peanuts, shelled and chopped
4 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 pkg Top Ramen Noodles (raw)
Chop cabbage and onions. Mix with other ingredients and toss with dressing.
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
And while I haven't personally tried this one yet, it will be on our menu some time this month:
Pine Nut Chicken Cutlets and Cauliflower Au Gratin
For more Frugal Friday ideas, check out Life as Mom.