It seems like the beginning of each year our budget gets tighter and tighter. So, I start looking for ways to cut back even more and that means budget meats. Now, I have found that just because you are using cheaper cuts of meats doesn’t mean you have to have a boring meal. This is a recent meal that we had and everyone raved over it. Bric, who says he doesn’t like the drumsticks cleaned his plate. He even went back for seconds. Tate says he doesn’t like brussel sprouts but he cleaned his plate and went back for seconds as well.
This meal was inspired by what I found on sale at the grocery store. I bought a pack of 10 drumsticks for $1.99. A package of diced rutabagas for.99, 8 pound bag of carrots for $1.99, bag of brussel sprouts for .99, and 2 sweet potatoes for .78. That means that this meal cost less than $7, fed my family of 4 for supper and there was enough left-overs for lunch and enough carrots left to last us AWHILE for other meals.
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Mix the first 6 ingredients. Place the drumsticks in a baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour. After an hour place the drumsticks on a foil lined pan, I like to use with with a lip or a baking dish. Reserve the marinade. Bake on 425 degrees for 1 hour. When the drumsticks are close to being done boil the marinade to kill any bacteria, then baste the drumsticks several times near the end of cooking.
You can use about any vegetables that you would like. I used rutabagas, carrots, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. Just cut into chunks and place in a baking dish. There is no right or wrong amount.
Then mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper. Pour over the vegetables and stir to coat. Bake on 425 degrees for 1 hour.Print This Post
A delicious meal that is low cost, goes a long way and is easy to make! You just can’t get much better than that.