Tuesdays, I’m going to post something that costs ten dollars and under. Here’s what I did tonight.
I picked up some hot Italian sausage at Giant (it was $2.49 per package). I decided to make it over grits because I’ve been thinking about Georgia again. So here it is. It took about fifteen minutes, but it cost less than ten dollars.
1 package of hot italian sausage patties (it has no casing so it crumbles better)
One yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic
Roasted red pepper, sliced
One chopped tomato
1 16 ounce can of peeled plum tomatoes in sauce
Salt and pepper
Oregano and basil (from my garden)
Heat the pan and add the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden fork. It takes about four minutes to brown. Add the onion, garlic, and tomato ( you can chop these while you’re cooking the sausage. Cook for two minutes and add the canned tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste, add the oregano and basil, just about a pinch each.
3 cups of water, boiling
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of corn meal
1 cup of cold water
While the sausage is cooking, start the water. Once it boils, add the corn meal and salt. Whisk for a few minutes until the corn meal has thickened. Add the cold water. Cover and cook for five minutes.
That’s it! Super easy. It costs a little over six dollars and takes almost no time. I keep the tomatoes in my pantry at all times, but they’re on sale at Shop Rite this week for 88 cents this week so I stocked up. The corn meal is only about $3 for the entire container and you could make the grits ten times over for that.