In the midst of trying to save myself and you time and money, my own time sometimes gets lost. I was reminded of this today, and will have to try to figure out how to manage my time more wisely.
We all get ahead of ourselves. We take on too many projects, commitments, etc. I don’t know why it is in our human nature to “over schedule” ourselves. So, this weekend take some time to just stop. Stop and spend some time with your family. Take time to think about what your priorities are. Oh, and take time to make this delicious meal. Seriously….I wasn’t going to make you bust out that box of Kleenex.
I did somehow manage to find time to make this before soccer tonight. This has got to be the ultimate Southern Comfort food (Well, after fried chicken). I love Chicken Fried Steak! I am a meat girl. I can’t hide it! If I make a dinner, it will 98% off the time include meat. There is that occasion when I make spaghetti with no meatballs, or Black Beans and Rice. Those are the only 2 truly meatless meals I can think of off the top of my head.
So, take some time this weekend to head to the store and get what you need to make this filling, meaty, comfort food.
Chicken Fried Steak
- 1 -2 Lbs. Cubed Beef Steaks (4 steaks)
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Dash of Pepper
- 2 tsp. Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- 1 tsp. Chili Powder
- 2 eggs & Splash of water
- Vegetable oil for frying
Pour oil about 1 inch deep in skillet. Heat the oil to about 350 degrees.
(I use cake pans for this)
In another pan whisk the 2 eggs and about ¼ cup water. Just enough water to make a wash.
Repeat with each steak.
Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy and a veggie of course!
*Dairy Free* If you use water for the egg wash this steak is Dairy Free.
*Gluten Free* If you would like to make this gluten free you could try using a GF flour or using Homemade breadcrumbs.
Weekly Meal Deal
Now, for the $$$! The price listed below is for the current weeks Publix sale. You could make this meal cheaper from items in your stockpile, or another store. A BIG thanks goes out to I Heart Publix for the ad preview and matchups!
Here is what you will need to buy (yes..I assume you have flour and spices )
- (1.5 lbs) Beef Cubed Steaks, $3.49/lb ($5.24)
- Red Creamer Potatoes, 3 lb bag, $1.99
- 1 Publix Salad Blend, 5 to 12 oz bag, 2/$4
- Crisco Oil, Assorted Varieties, 48 oz bot, $2.99
- -$1.00 with the purchase of 1 Crisco® Puritan® Canola Oil with Omega – 3 DHA If Included
- 1 Pkt. Brown Gravy Mix $1.00
Total = $12.22
Divide by 4
$3.05 Per Person plus…
Extra Potatoes and oil
I think this is a good price for the meat, potatoes and a salad! You try to feed a family of 4 at Cracker Barrel for $12.22! It’s just not happening!
Other Budget friendly meals you could make this week include.