Have you seen the TLC show, Extreme Couponing?
It is madness... Women work 60+ hours gathering, printing, stealing, dumpster diving coupons each week. They make a plan and go shopping and spend $500+ and might spend after coupons $25 at most. We have even seen a show where the store actually owed the buyer money...
It is neat to watch but, yes there is a but, but, have you noticed the food in the shopping carts????
PROCESSED PROCESSED PROCESSED....
One gal had 96 LARGE sport drinks, 200 cans Coke, 40+ frozen pizzas, 40 boxed cake mix, 50 pieces of candy...
Although the show is neat to watch but I do not plan on becoming an extreme couponist! I like my food ALIVE... from my local farmer (well dead), csa, farmers markets. I would rather have a higher grocery bill. I could see myself coupon to just give all the food away to shelters but I do not see the entering our house.
The neat thing... There was one gal who got diaper boxes for $0.25. That is awesome. Yes, I do not use cloth diapers. I just couldn't deal with the cleaning of them....
Onto an once alive meal! :)
Before I start with the recipe, I want to tell you that this creation is all HUBBY... I wish I could take the credit for this delicious burger but I can't :) I did enjoy one in a BIG salad with more vegetables and it was great! I also ate one plain!!! They were WONDERFUL!!!!!
Hubby usually makes dinner on Friday's just to give me a break and because he secretly loves creating dishes!!! shhh!!! :) He is real good in the kitchen and his mixtures are always delicious! Although he did have a mishap with Chicken and Apples -- YUCK. We wont talk about that today! :)
He made us delicious ground beef veggie burgers!!!
1 cup chopped (almost minced) broccoli
1 chopped green bell pepper
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 lb ground beef
* If you want to splurge a piece of cheese for each burger!
Hubby chopped all the vegetables and then mixed with 1 lb ground beef. Form into 1/4 lb burgers. We made 6. Then grill until desired pinkness! :)
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Part of Real Food Wednesday