This is my 3rd week of my Meal Deal Monday. Today I went $0.12 over budget for a total of $5.12. Not too bad for a family of 4. Considering, if you went to Olive Garden to eat this it would cost $9.99 for 1 person! I hope you enjoy!
My previous Meal Deals: Sour cream Chicken Enchildas, Mexican Pizza
2 Eggplants-$2.08 Local grocery store has them on sale for $0.68lb so I priced matched at Wal-mart. I bought one big one and that was enough for my family of 4!
1lb jar meat-flavored Ragu- $1.20(I don't use the meat-I like the Garden version)-Used insert of $0.75 off 2. Ragu is on rollback at $1.58 at wal-mart.
1/4 grape jelly-$0.16. Great value is cheaper than the other brands with coupon($1.28)Has about 2 cups in it.
14 oz can sliced-stewed tomatoes-$.56 Great value is cheaper again without coupons. I also used only half a can. The whole can is $1.12.
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese-$0.55- Used the printable coupon off $1/2. Kraft is priced at $1.61 for 2 cup bags.
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese- $0.57- Great value is again cheaper. For a small 1 cup container it is $2.30(Man that is high-I will be looking out for coupons!)
Moisten eggplant with milk and lightly coat in flour. Quickly brwon slices in hot oil, dust each side with salt. When fork tender and golden brown transfer to a 9x13x2 pan. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 375 F about 20-25 minutes.
Sauce- Combine Ragu, jelly and tomatoes that have been broken up with a fork. Heat on medium until hot, but do not boil.
Spread mozzarella cheese over eggplant, then add sauce. Top with parmesan cheese and return to oven for 5-10 minutes to melt cheese.