Tuesday Night Dinner Inspiration: Frugal Mom Shares How She Puts Together a Gourmet Meal for Three for Just $15—And How You Can Too
- Frugal Mom of Two Shares How She Makes a Gourmet Asian Feast for $15
- Cassie Jean said she likes to shop at Aldi to save on groceries
- The mother made char sui butterflied pork and Asian vegetables for her husband
- Hundreds were impressed with the recipe and said they should try it at home
A frugal mom of two has shared how she puts together a gourmet Asian feast for under $15 using budget ingredients from Aldi (Photo Cassie Jean)
A frugal mom of two has shared how she puts together a gourmet Asian feast for under $15 using inexpensive Aldi ingredients — and it’s enough food to feed three people.
Australian mom Cassie Jean said she regularly sets goals each week to keep her meals under a certain amount.
This week, she wanted to make sure everything she and her husband ate cost less than $15.
To make the char sui butterflied pork and Asian veggies, Cassie said you need to buy inexpensive ingredients from Aldi.
Australian mom Cassie Jean said she regularly sets goals each week to keep her meals under a certain amount, and this week she wanted to make sure everything she and her husband ate cost less than $15 (the finished budget dinner pictured). )
“This would be enough to feed two adults or one adult and two small children, depending on your portion sizes,” Cassie posted on Instagram.
To make the dish, you’ll need Aldi pork ($10.11), bok choy ($2.29), rice ($1.99), and a few pantry items you may already need to finish off your Asian veggies. to make.
The dish is easy to assemble and Cassie recommends starting by cooking the pork in the oven according to the package instructions.
To make the char sui butterflied pork and Asian veggies, Cassie said get your hands on cheap ingredients from Aldi (ingredients pictured)
While that’s happening, she told you to focus on your Asian veggies.
For this you will need three large bunches of bok choy, a clove of garlic, a teaspoon of dried ginger, half a tablespoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of oyster sauce, a tablespoon of peanut oil, and some ground peanuts to garnish.
“Start preparing your greens by cutting them in half and washing them well,” Cassie said.
Then, in a small bowl, mix the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce and peanut oil.
Then steam or blanch your vegetables by placing them in a pan on the stove for 2-3 minutes with a little water and the lid on.
“Finally, remove them from the heat, drain the water if necessary, and add the sauce.”
Microwave the packet rice to reheat before combining with the vegetables and pork, ready to serve.
How to make Cassie’s char sui butterflied pork and Asian greens
Cassie shared the recipe on her Instagram page (pictured)
Coconut, lemongrass and chili basmati rice
A clove of garlic in cubes
A teaspoon of dried ginger
Half teaspoon soy sauce
Two tablespoons of oyster sauce
A tablespoon of peanut oil
Crushed peanuts to garnish
1. Remove the pork from the package and cook it in the oven according to package directions.
2. Start preparing your greens by cutting them in half and washing them well.
3. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and peanut oil.
4. Steam or blanch your greens by placing them in a saucepan on the stovetop with a little water and the lid on for 2-3 minutes.
5. Remove from the heat, drain the water if necessary and add the sauce to the greens.
6. Microwave your basmati rice for a few minutes and combine with the pork, sliced, and vegetables with the sauce.
Source: My family eats
Cassie has built a solid Instagram following for sharing cheap groceries and meal prep tips and tricks (two of the dishes she makes for her partner and kids pictured)
Hundreds who saw Cassie’s dish said they were impressed and couldn’t wait to try and replicate some of her inexpensive meals for themselves.
“Yum, this looks healthy and so delicious,” one commenter wrote.
“I’m making this dinner for tomorrow night,” another added.
Cassie has built a solid following on Instagram for sharing cheap groceries and meal prep tips and tricks.
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