Meals Under $1: Curried Squash Soup and Cheese Toast
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I have been waiting for the weather to get cool enough to try one of the recipes that I bookmarked. It’s hard to believe that 2 days ago it was in the mid 90’s and tonight is supposed to get down to the lower 50’s. It’s no wonder that people in this part of the country get sick during this time of the year. But since I spent all summer complaining about the heat, I think that I shall sit back and enjoy the change. But where are my blankets!?!
I baked the squash yesterday like she suggested in her recipe and had it ready to go today. I found it easier to break this recipe up into two days since the squash has to be baked for an hour, and then allowed to cool to proceed with the recipe. I cooked the squash while I was cooking my meal last evening.
I did follow her recipe but made a couple substitutions to bring the cost down for what davenmidtown and I are trying to accomplish with our meals under $1. Instead of leeks, substitute the white parts of six scallions or green onions. Substitute some of the green tops for the chives. And instead of chicken stock, make bouillon using chicken flavored bouillon granules or cubes.
For the toast on the side, I used my own Parmesan Cheese Toast recipe. But I used a slice of regular bread instead of slicing up a loaf of another kind bread. It’s not quite as crunchy but it still tastes good. Be sure and watch it while it’s broiling because it can burn rather quickly.
The cost per bowl of soup using suggested substitutions breaks down into:
- soup (1 of the six suggested servings) = .78
- 5 slices of pepperoni = .10
For a total of $.50 each.
- 1 slice parmesan cheese toast = .10
.78 + .10 + .10 = $.98 per person
Obviously, in this scenario, you could omit the pepperoni and have two pieces of toast. The choice would be yours.
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