Thrifty Tasty Recipes Easy Cooking
From the Kitchen Cupboard Cook
People, including my children, have been calling me that for quite some time. Even when no one else in the house says; "There's nothing to EAT!" I prove them wrong. "Waste not, want not," is one of my mottos. I can make a meal out of just about anything.
Thrifty, tasty recipes are a Mother's dream. I know because it took me years to learn how to do it. Now, via the internet, the secrets can be shared and enjoyed by all. Eat well, and save money!
Begin at the beginning
Saving money in the kitchen need not be difficult.
It's not like a diet. It is for getting by and still eating well.
There are a few things you will need to begin
A sense of adventure
A desire to experiment and try new things
Proper cookware if possible
Pantry foods in supply (as much as possible)
Although I will give you some recipes, eventually you will start your
own experimentation. Some will work, some will not,
but there is only one way to know, and that is by trying
SAMPLE THRIFTY RECIPES:
Black bean and salsa soup
1 1/2 Cup soup stock
2 Cans black beans
1 Cup of your favorite Salsa
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
1 or 2 Green onions, chopped.
Put the beans, salsa, cumin, and
soup stock into a food processor
(a blender is OK too). Puree the mixture
until it is creamy in texture. Pour the mixture
into a mid-sized pot and heat on low-medium
until it is completely hot. This allows the flavors
to merge. If you are going to serve it cold, move
it to the fridge to cool off till it is time to eat.
To eat it hot, simply serve into bowls and garnish
with the onions and some of the sour cream.
Books to help
More easy recipes
Make 1-2 boxes of Macaroni and cheese (depending on size of family)
Brown 1 pound hamburger or ground turkey and add to Mac N Cheese
Add 4 oz of Cream Cheese (you won't believe how much better it makes it!)
Viola: Easy, quick and inexpensive!
Calico Beans (crockpot recipe)
1 ham shank
1 can kidney beans undrained
1 can pinto beans undrained
1 can navy beans undrained
1 pound hamburger (already cooked and drained)
1/2 C Catsup (ketchup)
3 TBS Brown sugar
Add all ingredients to crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on High for 4-5 hours. Stir once or twice during cooking, if possible
BBQ Beef or Pork Sandwiches: (crockpot recipe)
2 pound lean pork or beef roast (OR browned, cooked hamburger)
1 bottle of favorite BBQ sauce or home made (recipe below)
Put all in a crockpot and cook on ow for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours
stir and shred meat as you do.
** You can make your own BBQ sauce by mixing
1/3 cup tomato sauce,
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar (I prefer brown sugar)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch of pepper.
English Muffin Pizza:
Split 2-4 English muffins and toast slightly
Pizza sauce from jar, or Homemade pizza sauce (recipe below)
After toasting the English muffins, put about a Tablespoon of pizza sauce on top then sprinkle with cheese. Put under broiler for about 2 minutes
**You can also top with pepperoni, hamburger, or canadian bacon
**HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE :
2-15 oz. cans Tomato Sauce
1-12 oz can Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed (optional)
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Mix all ingredients into a pan and cook until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour (the longer it cooks, the more the flavors mix, so cooking in a crockpot is excellent for this)
This makes a LOT of sauce, so put extra into freezer storage containers in usable portions. Keeps well up to 12 months in freezer.
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