Monday, 30 July 2012

Meals for Under $10 - Zucchini Slice & Salad

It's Monday again (gosh where do the days go?) so here is this week's meal to feed a family of 4 adults for under $10.

Zucchini Slice and Salad - Approximate total cost $9.00

Zucchini Slice - Serves 5 to 6 adults (Cost per serve $1.30)
Ingredients


1 large or 2 small zucchini's grated
4 eggs
3 rashers of bacon
1 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, grated
1 stick of celery (optional)
1/2 cup corn kernels, either frozen or cut from fresh cobs
1/2 cup peas, frozen or fresh
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup self raising flour
salt, pepper to taste

Method
In a shallow pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, fry onion & bacon for 2 minutes.  Add celery, peas and corn and cook stirring for 1 minute.  Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl.  Mix in the zucchini, carrot, cheese, flour and season with salt and pepper.  Add all other ingredients including the cooked onion, bacon and veggie mix.  Combine well and pour into a quiche dish or other oven proof dish.

Bake in moderate oven (180C) for 30 to 40 minutes or until cooked through and lightly brown on top.
Serve with a salad for a complete meal.  You can find my Pear and Walnut Salad here.

This recipe is delicious hot or cold and makes a good lunch box meal if there are any left overs.  It can be doubled and the other portion frozen for a prepare ahead meal.

You can also modify it by leaving out the peas and corn or celery if you don't have them on hand.

Leave a message if you are finding this regular Monday blog about meals to reduce your grocery budget enjoyable or useful.

Chez

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