Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Making the most of it

Times are tough in our household right now, and we are doing our best to stretch every dollar. One way I do this is to buy cheaper cuts of meat and prepare them creatively. Slow cookers are a great way to save time and money - cheap cuts of meat can be cooked all day long, meaning you will have dinner ready when you get home and the evening AND you didn't have to spend much to get it there!

Another way to make a cheaper cut of meat delicious is to marinade it for a long time. I bought a London Broil on sale at the grocery store for $3. Normally they are pretty tough, but I scored the meat and marinated it in orange juice, lime juice, and spices all day long before grilling on the George Foreman.

I cooked this for about 10-12 minutes on the GF...yum!

Something about the scoring and citrus juices really tenderizes this lean cut of meat, and gives it a wonderful flavor. Plus, there was enough leftover for my lunch the next day - BONUS!

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