I have given you nothing to cook in days and I am so sorry for that. I have been cooking though and I have a lot to show for it! Tonight I give you a failure and a success.
I (ALMOST) made a delicious biscuit on Sunday night. Jeff literally laughed out loud at me for attempting to make biscuits for company – luckily they are good friends and will let me cook for them again. I tried something new, a sourdough biscuit from my starter I use to make sourdough loaves. I honestly thought it kind of tasted like a pillsbury biscuit out of a can and that is not the taste I was going for so I was a bit disappointed. Here are the pics…
Wait for it… (You know I can’t cook a biscuit!)
Honestly people, I am hopeless in the world of biscuits. They looked so good until I turned one over. I am going to have to stick to the frozen bags of Pillsbury Grands biscuits. I love them, they always come out perfectly. I just want to be able to make a biscuit. Everyone at dinner kept saying they were good, but I was not feeling it.
To make up for my failure last weekend, I had a delicious success tonight! I made a trip to one of my favorite places to shop, Asia Grocery on Peters Creek Pkwy. I will admit, the first time my friend Patti sent me there on a food buying mission I was a little intimidated. But, now I know and love the place and get such incredible deals there I hate that I don’t go more often. This 5 lb bag of Jasmine rice was only $5.49. At Lowes and HT you would pay at least $2 more.
Gallon jug of Soy Sauce for only $7.99. You pay twice that even on sale at the grocery store. And the stuff lasts for ages & is good on so many different things. I find that I use it a lot. They do have the low sodium version as well, I think it was about $1 more, still a killer deal!
The best deal by far though, is on the Soba Noodles. $4.39 per 9oz pack at the grocery store, but at Asia Grocery, you get 54 oz for $7.99 – It is a 70% savings! My kids loved them – they add a little variety to your basic noodles and are made of buckwheat. You should definitely give them a try. If you don’t want to make a trip to Asia Grocery but want to give them a try, get a small pack at HT, you won’t be sorry!
Last little tid bit about Asia Grocery, buy your bean sprouts there! I got a gigantic bag (not even sure how much or how much they are per lb because there is not a whole lot of english speaking going on. All I know is this huge bag was only 2.33.
|per serving||for whole meal|
|Soba Noodles||$0.22||$1.33||$.44 per 3 oz bundle at Asia Grocery|
|Bean Sprouts||$0.06||$0.29||Lots for a little at Asia Grocery!|
|Green Onions||$0.03||$0.15||$.59 per bunch at Asia Grocery|
|Broccoli||$0.36||$1.79||on sale for $1.79 / lb at Harris Teeter|
|Carrot||$0.05||$0.25||$.99 / lb at Harris Teeter|
|Pork||$0.60||$2.99||on sale for $2.99 / lb at Harris Teeter|
|Dijon||$0.03||$0.14||HT brand on sale for $1.27 at Harris Teeter|
|Spicy Thai Chili Sauce||0.12||0.6||$3.59 at Harris Teeter|