Thursday, August 4, 2011

Clam Pasta

For all food lovers who are on a very limited grocery budget, I would like to share one of my creative experiments that was successful - as far as we are concerned.

Is taste and enjoyment of a meal ruled by constrictions of a sparcely stocked cupboard? Is a meal hindered and constrained by meager supplies? NO! Is the cook restricted to no exploration or inventiveness? NO!

A two-serving meal or three-servings if appetites were moderate, was enjoyed by this couple last evening.

Ingredients were as follows:

1/2 of 1 pound box of Ronzoni Trio Italiano Pasta

($1.00 on sale**Used 1/2 so 50¢!) reg. $1.49

Two 6.5 oz. cans of Snows (by Bumblebee) minced clams in juice

($1.00 ea. on sale) reg. $1.83 ea.

One 15 oz. can of Progresso white clam sauce

($1.19 on sale) reg. $1.79

Method used:

Empty the 2 cans of minced clams, including juice, and the one can of white clam sauce into a teflon pot. Heat very slowly and when it is steaming, add the uncooked pasta. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until all liquid is absorbed and the pasta is ready. (About 15 minutes, as I remember.)

Serve in large pre-heated (in microwave oven) soup or spaghetti bowls. Top with grated Parmesan/Romano cheese.

There is enough left over for today's lunch.

Total cost: $3.69 Thanks to ShurSave Gold Card

and Tuesday Senior Shopping day!

Don't ask me "Where's the salad?"

Our vegetable intake is just fine.

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