Ten Dollar Tuesday

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.Image




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