Thursday, October 30, 2008
Simply cut and browned kielbasa and cooked it up! Not the fanciest meal but it used up what I had.
QUICK AND EASY BISCUITS
2 c. self-rising flour
1 c. milk
6 tbsp. mayonnaise
Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.
I was a bit hesitant about using mayo and baking them in muffin trays but it did the trick and my biscuit loving hubby dug them just fine.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- one pack of Turkey Bacon (baked it in the oven)
- Bay leaf
- 2 celery ribs
- 1 onion
- 4 garlic gloves (but I use a jar so I estimate this one)
- 1 cup frozen corn kernel (I didn't feel like putting it back so I used the whole bag:)
- 2 15-ounce cans of black beans
- ground coriander (I'm not putting spice measurements cause I just use what I want)
- chili powder
- ground cumin (my favorite spice)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 quart low sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup brown rice (I recommend sticking to the cup because I added more which soaked up the broth so I added more stock and it just kept soaking it up, however since it was so thick I used the leftover to make rice and beans with sausage!)
Veggies went in first, then the corn and black beans (half a can of black beans were smashed to thicken it). then spices, stock sauce and rice. Pretty easy.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I've been trying to save by making bread (with the bread machine) and also healthy snacks for the kids because I find these are some of the key things I keep running back to the store from and they keep putting me over budget.
I'm getting closer to making less trips, but until I get that cow in my backyard I will still be going back for things like milk but at least I've cut down some.
Here's where I need help. Vegetarian meals are a great way to save money. So all you Food Bloggers and just plain food lovers, got any great vegetarian recipes? I'll be making up my meal plan later today so I'd love some ideas and would love to post your links as well!
Friday, October 17, 2008
To make them a little healthier (it may put the price up but not much, the health benefits are worth it) I would recommend using whole grain or whole wheat pasta for the Pasta Bake and brown rice for the Curry Bowls. Plus she recommended dropping the price in the Curry bowls by making them vegetarian, omitting the chicken and using two cans of chick peas.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Bread - Jersey Farmer's Market (though I can't tell you where they get their grain)
Lettuce - Jersey Farmer's Market (yes, I'm a Jersey girl)
Tomatoes - my Garden! (and I'm still getting some)
Bacon - from Trader Joes, so at least it's with non of that extra junk:) I looked to see where they get their product from, it's New England, but can't say where the animal came from.
Oh well - 3 out of 4
Thursday, October 9, 2008
- leftover chorizo mixture
- 12 eggs
- plain yogurt (about 1 cup)
- couple handfuls of frozen hash browns
- shredded mozzarella cheese (as much or little as you like:)
Lightly browned the hash browns
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I can't find dried chorizo around me but this was fresh or uncooked (whatever you would call it) from Aldi's (I also saw that Trader Joes has vegetarian chorizo that I want to try next).
So I started by browning the chorizo and then added the chopped onions and also chopped poblano peppers since I had them from my garden, along with the roasted red peppers.
Real simple - used prepackaged crescent rolls - added a bit of the chorizo, topped with shredded mozzarella, rolled and baked.
I wound up with some leftover chorizo mixture, but no problem I used it the next day to make an egg casserole (click to see).
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Welcome to the October 1, 2008 edition of healthy and budget friendly family meals.
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Christy Jordan presents Southern Plate: Crock Pot Oatmeal ~Breakfast In Bed!~ posted at Southern Plate, saying, "Quick and easy way to have breakfast waiting on you and your family! With kid friendly stir ins, this is sure to be a family pleaser!"
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