I love eggs. All eggs. Dippy eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs, hard-boiled eggs — you name it. All of the preparations are wonderful in their own special ways.
I also like easy-to-make dinners. I enjoy cooking, but sometimes don’t feel like standing over the stove for hours after a long day at work (or often before second shift).
You can make the three dinners in a pinch — you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Prices are based on Giant’s Shop Online feature; recipes yield two servings each:
Kosher salt (Diamond Crystal Salt Kosher Pure & Natural, $1.49)
Black Pepper (McCormick pure ground black pepper, 4 oz., $2.99)
Extra-virgin olive oil (Giant EVOO, 17 oz., $5.79)
½ pound dried orecchiette (Giant small shells, 16 oz., $.79)
1 small bottle hot sauce (Texas Pete hot sauce, 6 oz., $1.25)
1 small bottle red wine vinegar (Giant red wine vinegar, 16 oz., $1.49)
1 small jar Dijon mustard (Giant Dijon, 12 oz., $2.29)
1 jar red pepper flakes (McCormick crushed red pepper, 1.5 oz, $2.99)
1 small bag potato chips, crushed (Giant potato chips, 10 oz., $2.50)
9 large eggs (Giant Grade A white eggs, 1 dozen, $2.49)
3 slices smoked bacon (Giant smoked bacon, 16 oz., $4.99)
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas (Giant petite peas, 16 oz., $2)
1 lemon ($.66)
Spinach (Nature’s Promise spinach, 16 oz. x 2, $6.99 each)
1 small bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley ($1)
2 garlic cloves (1 head, $.79)
1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes — about 9 potatoes (24 oz. package, $3.49)
1 small container cream cheese (Philadelphia cream cheese, 8 oz., $1.50)
1 small wedge Parmegiano-Reggiano cheese (Giant Parmesan, 8 oz., $2.99)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (Giant unsalted butter, 16 oz., $3)
2 thick whole-grain bread slices (loaf, $3.99)
Total: $62.46 (or slightly less than $21 per full meal)
I have almost all of the ingredients in my apartment already — with the exception of potatoes, parsley, peas, eggs and bacon — so the added cost is minimal ($13.97 or $4.65 per full meal). I’m betting many of you are in the same boat.
What’s your favorite way to prepare eggs? Feel free to share recipes below.