A follow up to this post: http://wp.me/p1QpKD-dQ
So I went back to Big Lots and bought a can of the Bacon Spam.
It’s been a few years since I have eaten spam and I don’t quite recall it looking so disgusting !!
Well, I paid for it and I have eaten worse………
Into the fryng pan with some sausage patties for my daughter.
Mmmmmmmmm, crispy”meat” !!!
Served up with the hash browns and scrambled eggs.
It tasted just as I remembered and it was good.
There was however enough fat in just that one can for an entire small village !!!
The Split Pea Soup (with slab bacon) was good, but I want to go back to my Chinese lunches, so this week it is Oyster Beef with mushrooms and sprouts.
The meat after cutting and marinating overnight in the Oyster Sauce:
And of course, the finished product !!!!
There isn’t much color in this dish. I only added half of the sprouts and thought that if I tossed in some broccoli there would be too much food. Did toss in a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.
Going to be a little more costly this week:
Oyster Sauce: $1.60
I bought everything except the meat at Big Lots last week when they had a “20% Off Everything” sale so those items are 20% less. I also stocked up on various Chinese ingredients. They did not how ever have any of the baby corn left !!
When I emptied the can of mushrooms, I noticed that it said “Product of China”. That got me to thinking a little bit. These mushrooms are not a gourmet product. I can hardly believe that a farm(er) in China can raise, process and ship a can of mushrooms to America and Big Lots can sell it for $1.00 and make money doing it. Is there a shortage of mushrooms in America????? America is not able to produce enough mushrooms so that it needs to be supplemented with Chinese imported mushrooms??
I was able to find the above bag of chili fixin’s at Big Lots for $2.99 and with the ground beef coming in around $3.00, this week’s lunch will run about $6.00.
I am not a big chili eater but this mix has a really good mix off spices and seasonings.