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Recipes for families on a budget

Updated on April 9, 2011

Fast and easy recipes for dinner


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Dinner recipe name :- Herby Grilled Potatoes

  • ¾ cup margarine or butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced and cut in half crosswise 

In saucepan melt margarine. Add celery; cook till tender. Stir in oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cutting not quite through, slit potatoes into ½ inch slices. Place each potato on a piece of foil large enough to wrap potato.

       Drizzle about half of margarine mixture into slits. Insert a half slice of onion into each slit. Drizzle with remaining margarine. Bring edges of foil together; seal securely with double fold. Grill over hot coals 40 to 45 minutes. Make 6 servings. 


Berry-pineapple cooler

·         1 envelope unsweetened strawberry- flavoured soft dink powder

·         1 cup sugar

·         6 cup cold water

·         1 18-once can unsweetened pineapple juice (2 ½  cups)

·         Crushed ice

Combine soft drink powder and sugar. Add water; stir till soft drink powder and sugar are dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice; chill. Serve in chilled glasses filled with crushed ice. Make 8 cups.

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