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Café Budgét

Eat better than your cat. (Ideas for how to use that canned food in your cupboard–and make it taste like a thoughtful meal)

Table for two? Or three?
Check out the menu for tonight.
What have YOU got in YOUR cabinet? Probably something yummy 😋
#SavingsNeverTastedSoGood

Back again so soon?

Well, let’s check out what’s on the menu for today then, shall we?

Green bean soup………….$9.18, serves 2

Green bean and rice chicken dinner….$19.58, serves just over 3

Specs:
1 Canned green beans
1 Canned corn
1 Zucchini & 1 Yellow Squash (or two of one)
Salt
Rosemary
The smallest touch of Sage (optional)
–for Green bean and rice dinner, add–
A cup of Basmati rice
Butter
Baby carrots (optional)
Bell Pepper (optional)
Grilled chicken breast

Add bone broth and a bay leaf to either and make it even better!

This simple and easy meal has been one of my favorites since I discovered it. It is flavorful and filling and really wows the skeptics. Below are the directions to create an exciting new culinary adventure!

I stumbled upon it when I was hungry (obviously), and had just a few of my favorite things. I wanted to learn how to cook a little and I thought, this is a cool, easy thing to try! And voila! A masterpiece emerged. I had enough for my parents to eat, too–large portions at that. After then, when I didn’t have chicken, and was too hungry to wait for rice to cook, the green bean soup was born.

To try it yourself and add to the raving reviews:

Put a can of green beans and a can of corn, liquid and all (I’ve found that, as well as saving water, it adds lots of flavor), into a pot. Use the leftover cans to add one or two extra cans of water to the pot. Add some sliced squash and rice (Rice should be equal to about half of the liquid in the pot–for rice dinner–or just add a little for fun, in your soup!). Add pre-cooked sliced chicken (otherwise, prepare your chicken first and add it later). Set the heat to high and let it boil, then simmer for 12 minutes (for the rice), or until your veggies are cooked how you like. Cool, and serve.

What do you say? Café Budgét doesn’t disappoint, eh?!

Now it’s nap time. And don’t forget a fortune cookie:

Keep reaching tomorrow, and in one of them, you are bound to stumble upon the thing you wish for.

As much as it isn’t breaking open a fortune cookie, it’s still something. 🙂 Highlight the above line to reveal your fortune.

And, of course, I can’t leave you without a Shopping list, I’m referencing Walmart’s prices, as of August 31, 2022:
Canned green beans and corn………$1.42 ea. totals $2.84
Zucchini……………………………………….$0.81
Yellow Squash………………………………$0.89
–Additional options, for Chicken and rice dinner–
2lb. bag of Basmati Rice……………….$4.64
1lb. bag of baby carrots………………..$0.98 (or $1.56 for an organic option–included in the dinner price, above)
1lb. 6oz. bag of Great Value
Grilled Chicken Breast………………..$8.84

Not included in above dinner prices:

If you’d like to add some chicken or beef broth to your soup or dinner, for 32oz. of chicken or beef broth it is $1.33 for either (Great Value), or $5.48 for an organic option (Pacific Foods).

Three count of Bell Peppers……….$3.98

And, if you forgot even your spices:
Salt…………………………………….$0.54-$5.23 (depending on quality and size)
1oz. crushed Rosemary……..$3.79
Two 8oz. sticks Butter………$4.18 (for my favorite, Kerrygold)
Rubbed Sage…………………….$3.97
Bay Leaves………………………..$3.97

Happy munching! Savings never tasted so good. 🤑


By Alyssa McClure

Popp!nTalk is a place I share all of my love and positive thoughts to stand out from all the negative and give you a place to put up your feet and rest- Whether that be during the workweek or on the weekends. Easy, quick reads to give you a smile and something pleasant to think about. Unique, entertaining, positive. Live on :) #loveisaverb

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