Monday, June 1, 2009

Blueberry Waffles with Lemon Curd, Hashbrowns and Cheesy Eggs

I love having breakfast for dinner. We do this 2-3 times a month with all different types of yummy breakfast foods. This one is admittedly one of our more simple ones, but I wanted to highlight some of the great deals that I got recently. Get the recipe here.

Kashi Waffles - on Price Cut at Target for $1.77, used $1.50 coupon here - total $.22 / box (6 waffles), total for 8 waffles - $.29 (*This deal is still going on!*)

Hash browns - on sale at Smith's for $.99 (30 oz bag) - total $.99

Eggs - on Roll Back at Walmart for $1.00 / dozen, used 8 - total $.66

Pepper jack cheese - $2.09 for 8 oz bag at Target, used $1.00 printable coupon and $1/2 Target coupon - total $.59 for 8 oz, used 1/3 - total $.19

Lemons - $1.90 / bag at Walmart, used 4 - total $.76

Eggs - on Roll Back at Walmart for $1.00 / dozen, used 5 - total $.42

Sugar - purchased 10lb bag at Macey's for $9.99 - cost of 1 cup - $.26

Butter - $2.14 / lb at Walmart, used 1/2 stick - total - $.27

Green Onions - $.50 at Walmart, used 3 - total $.15

Salt, pepper, and oil - negligible cost

Grand Total - $3.99 for 4 servings, $1 for each serving

A few notes...

Making lemon curd is so easy and so much cheaper than buying it in the store (I think it's like $3 for a small jar) I happened to have lemons and egg yolks left over from some cupcakes (one recipe needed egg whites, and I hate wasting food!) and decided that lemon curd would go great with the blueberry waffles and would dress them up a little. The British often put lemon curd on blueberry scones at tea time. While, a frozen blueberry waffle is no scone, it is still really tasty! Fred said it tasted like lemon meringue pie :o)

It is so much cheaper to make hash browns from scratch, using real potatoes (especially with potatoes being so cheap at Smith's right now). But they are a lot of work, and since the frozen ones were so cheap, I decided it was worth it to save myself a little time and energy.

This really isn't a nutrient dense meal. Pair it with a green smoothie to get a good helping of fruits and veggies.

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