Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hot fudge sauce to put over ice cream yummy

1 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweatened cocoa powder
3 cups white sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

put it all in except vanilla heat till boiling and stir two to four minutes add vinella and quickly cool

I made this tonight and I feelt like having chocolate milk. It was fabulous. I would put it in the fridge right away though and let it get cold.

I found this recipe on all recipes and I love it

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beef Potpie I believe its under 10 dollars

1 pd lean beef stew meat cooked
1 package frozen mixed vegtables thawed
1 jar mushroom gravy
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tube refrigerated crescant rolls

Preheat oven to 375

Combine all ingredients except rolls in a greased 9 by 13 inch pan bake 20 minutes remove from oven and place flattened dough over top. Return to oven and bake 17 to 19 minutes. or until crust is golden brown makes 6 to 8 servings.

Creamy chicken soft tacos (crockpot)

4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
1 cup sour cream
6-8 flour tortillas

Place chicken in greased crock pot pour salsa over the top cover and cook on high heat 6 to 8 hours or on low heat 10 to 12 hours shred chicken by pulling apart with two forks. during last hour of cooking stir in sour cream makes 6 to 8 servings.
Fold chicken mix inside warm flour tortillas with lettuce and grated cheddar cheese if desired. our guacomale yummy!!!

Easy Chicken Bake (crockpot meal)

Ok so I start my new job tomorrow so excited but I know i might be tired when I get home and wont feel like cooking dinner so I decided to do a crockpot meal. This cooks in the crockpot for 8-10 hours so it will be perfect when I get home.

Easy Chicken bake
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup condensed
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 cup parsley fresh chopped (optional)

Place chicken in greased 4 to 6 in slow cooker mix together soup milk and seasoning pour mixture over chicken cover and cook on high heat 4 hours or on low heat 8 to 10 hours. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired makes 6 servings.
Serve with brown rice and a side of cooked carrots sprinkled with dill weed. I also might add some chili powder to give it a little kick I like things a little spicy and the last little bit before i serve I think I am going to sprinkle it with cheese

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sloppy Joes (under 10)

2 pds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion ( I used minced onion it still gives it flavor and its cheaper only add about 1 tbls)
1/2 cup chopped celery ( I used celery salt and only about 1 tbls)
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbl white vinegor
1/4 packed brown suger
1 1/2 tsp worchestire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
8 hamburger buns (we go to the wonder bread store and get the buns for 79 cents a piece not bad)

brown beef in skillet cook until evenly brown and crumbly add onion and celery and cook until tender.
drain of grease
stir in tomato soup ketcup vinegor brown sugar and worchestire sauce. season with salt and garlic powder and cook until hot and ready serve on buns.
I always serve my sloppy joes with potato chips that I get at clems grocery store for 79 cents a piece

Baking Powdered Biscuits serve with caned chili or soup (under 10 dollars)

My challenge this morning..I really need to go to the grocery store but I am waiting for a 25 dollar gift rewards card from smiths before I go so I am down to 1 egg and I made up powdered milk lol it doesnt taaste to bad if you add vanilla in it. anyways I was looking for something for cheap for dinner tonight and I only had a half a cup of butter so anyways here is what I have found....

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbl butter or shortening
1/2 tsp salt
about 3/4 cup of milk

400 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Sift flour once measure add baking powder salt and sift again cut in shortening or butter (this is where I use my hands by rubbing the butter into the flour) add milk gradually stiring until soft dough is formed turn out slightly floured lightly need for 30 sec enough to shape roll 1/2 in thick and cut inch and a half. You can also make tiny tea biscuits. This says it will make 24 but I am not certain on that lol that is alot

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cambells beef taco skillet (under 10 dollars) for a family of four

1 pd ground beef
1 can cambells condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup water
6 flour tortillas cut in 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup shreeded cheddar cheese

cook the beef in a 10 inch skilltet over medium high heet until it's well browned stirring often. Pour off any fat. Stir in the soup salsa water and tortillas in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce heat till low cook for 5 minutes or until beef mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the beef mixture top with cheese.

for a creamy mexican fiesta stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream
Rachero style: use corn tortillas instead of flour and shredded mexican cheese blend (however that will cost more)
Serving suggestion serve with a mixed green salad and italian dressing and corn on the cob

Strawberries n cream pie ice pops

This looked so good I had to share it and I am trying this with my fozen strawberries I bought for less then a dollar a piece.

3 cups fresh strawberries
about 1 pd chopped
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt (im just using plain yogurt I had on hand)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
one 6 ounce store bought graham cracker crust crumble into course pieces (im using whatever I have in cubbord and putting it into food processor)

1. In a medium saucepan bring the strawberries and sugar to a simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat and reduce until thick and jamlike about 20 minutes (for frozen I am going longer)
2. Using food processor puree the berry mixture then transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate until cold stir in the yogurt and lemon juice.
3. Fold the graham cracker crumbs into the yogurt mixture until half blended. Spoon the mixture into a 8 to 10 count ice pop mold. Im just using my dollar store ice molds.... and freeze for 4 hours or until solid

Pasta with Minted Pattypan Squash (less then 10 dollars)

1 pound farfalle pasta (my husband used the bow tie)
3 TBLS extra virgin olive oil (wich we allready had on hand)
1 3/4 pounds small pattypan squash quartered
1 tbls fresh lemon juice plus 1 tsp grated peel
1/2 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
3/4 cup grated parmeson cheese
salt and pepper

1. In a pot of boiling salted water cook the pasta until al dente then drain. reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking water.
2. Meanwhile in a large skillet heat 2 tbls olive oil over high heat working in 2 batches add the squash and cook turning occasionally until browned about 5 minutes. Transfer to a largge bowl and stir in the lemon juice.
3. Lower the heat to medium high add the remaining 1 tbls olive oil to the skillet add the onion and cook stirring until softened about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic lemon peel and reserved pasta cooking water.
4. Add the pasta t othe squash mixture, Toss in the mint and cheese season with salt and pepper.

This recipe aceverages out to be about 2.48 cents a person but this feeds an army we had enough leftovers for 2 different meals it was delicious and my husband did not add the lemon wich was fine we didnt miss it and that saves even more money

Sausage-Stuffed Potatoes (under 10 dollars) meal

I will be adding 10 dollar recipes or less as I am trying to cut down our food here is one of them...
baking potatoes (as many as you need) this recipe calls for 2 but I use more
1 pkg bulk pork sausage ( I am using whatever sausage I have in my deep freezer)
1 Tabelspoon of butter or margarine
2 Tabelspoons of grated parmason cheese
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I am using whatever cheese I have available wich is mozerella)

1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees  for 1 hour our until tender. In a skillet cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain. Cool potatoes slightly cut in half lengthwise scoop out the pulp and place in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mash. Stir in parmason cheese pepper and sausage. Spoon into potato shells.

2. Place in an 11 by 7 in baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees. for 20 or 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stuffed Beef Nests (in microwave)

1 pd lean ground beef round or chuck
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 T onion chopped fine
1/4 c ketchup
1/2 c beef broth

Combine all the ingredients and form into 4 to 6 nests arrange donut shape on glass pie plate.

3 T unsalted butter
1/2 c mushrooms chopped fine
1/2 cup c celery diced
2 Tbls onions chopped fine
1 Tbls beef broth
1 Tbl fresy parsley
2 Tbls carrots diced fine or grated
3 Tbl bread crumbs
I came up with an idea to make this cheaper...instead of carrots and the mushroom and stuff in the center I was thinking of making my own homemade stuffing and putting that in the center it would be cheaper and probably work just as well. I will try it and let you know.
Microwave on high for 60 seconds the butter and mushrooms celery and onion addremaining ingredients and blend mound into beef nests cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 15 minutes Rest 5 minutes

cheezy chicken casserole (in the microwave)

6 slices bread crusts removed
1/2 cup mushrooms
2 cups cooked chicken cubed
1 can water chestnuts sliced
1 1/2 c cheddar cheese
1-10 1/2 oz cab cream of chicken soup
2 eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 to 3/4 c bread crumbs

butter a 2 quart glass casserole place 3 slices of bread in dish arrange 1/2 of the chicken mushrooms and water chestnuts over bread. Add 1/3 the cheese beat eggs well add cream and blend well pour 1/2 egg mixture over chicken repeat spread soup over dish refrigerate overnight sprinkle top with bread crumbs microwave on high 2 minutes microwave at 70 percent for 15 to 18 minutes rest 5 minutes.

zuchini bread (in the microwave)

Tomorrow my son asked me to make zuchini bread but I hate heating up the whole house so I found a microwave version and its great because now I dont have to heat up the house and it will be done so much faster. I will be trying to add some more microwavable recipes for those busy days.

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cup zuchini shredded
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 T cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
one 12 cup bundt pan or any pan you can put in microwave

Beat eggs and sugar together add oil and zucchini blend stir in remaining ingredients pour into pan and microwave on high for 9 to 11 minutes rest 10 minutes put on a platter

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vinegar taffy

Iam so making this with my son tomorrow kids love to cook what a fun way to do this let them butter there hands and go at it just make sure its not so hot it burns them

2 cups white  sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tbls butter
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1 pinch of salt

in large saucepan over medium heat combine sugar vinegar butter cream of tarter and salt. heat without stirring to 250 to 265 degrees f or until a small amount of syrup droped into cold water forms a rigid ball. remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle pull taffy by stretching with hands folding the candy over until the candy is white and porous. cut into 1 inch pieces

Tennilles recipe with squash and chicken

pumpkin squash or any kind of squash you can cook up and mash up make sure you cook it up

couple cups of cooked chicken diced and shreded

couple cups of cooked rice

take a flour tortilla shell (soft shell) and take the mashed up squash and spread it on the flour tortilla. Take however much rice you want and mix it in with the squash and add the chicken on top of the rice and squash. Sounds wierd but I promise I love it. I warm up the tortillas in the microwave before mixing everything else and it is so good. I love it. Its also pretty low in fat too.

Navajo fry bread

1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp powdered milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup water

Vegtable oil for frying
this makes enough for one so if you want more.......I made them one at a time
I came accross this recipe today and am so excited. First the secret to this dont put any oil into the fry bread. Second I had to add an extra 1/2 cup of flower to 3/4 you want it to where it will hold without falling apart. Also you want the vegtable oil in the pan nice and hot 350 degrees to test it drop a peace of the bread in the oil if its sizzling and hot then its ready to go. You can use this as scones with honey and butter and eat it just plain. Or you can make chili and have chili and cheese sour cream and tomatoes or you can make taco meat and seasoning and have lettuce tomatoes onions avacados and salsa on there. Mix it up the way you want this is cheap and easy and taste so good. My family is indian and we have always loved fry bread.