Last night, I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup. Oh so delicious! We’ll eat some of that today and for a few lunches this week. I’ll freeze some and save it for a cold day. This time, it cost about $5.03.
Trying to make homemade pizza again. I’m feeling pretty confident this time, thanks to suggestions from you guys.
Green peppers .56
Refried bean tostadas
This recipe came from a recent All You! magazine.
Can of refried beans .49
Tortillas (four) .40
Lettuce .10 worth
Salsa (1 cup) .43
Serve with rice .10
Recipe straight from the Nov. 23 All You! magazine:
-6 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas
-3/4 cup fat-free refried beans
-3/4 cup jarred red salsa
-1 cup shredded Cheddar
-1 T finely shredded cinantro
-1 cup romaine lettuce
-2 T sour cream
Preheat oven to 400. Mist every other cup of a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Press a tortilla into each sprayed cup, flattening out the edges and bake until golden, about 8 minutes.
Divide beans among tostadas, top with salsa and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven and bake until warmed through, 7-10 mins.
Place each tostada on a plate and sprinkle with cilantro. Top with lettuce and a small doppop of sour cream. Serve with extra salsa, if desired.
[Kacie again. I’m going to omit the cilantro and possibly use a different type of cheese. But you get the idea. This looks like an easy-to-substitute recipe]
Crock pot beef stroganoff
- 2 pounds lean ground beef $3.98
- 1 cup chopped onion $0.15
- 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.11
- 1 small can sliced mushrooms,drained $0.49
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt (neg)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper (neg)
- 1 cup beef broth $0.59
- 3 tablespoon tomato paste $0.56
- 1 1/2 cup sour cream, $1.39 mixed with 4 tablespoons flour
- Total: $7.27
While this seems expensive, I actually already had most of these ingredients on hand, so it made sense to find a recipe to use it all up. I expect this to make a ton of leftovers, as well, to eat over the weekend and possibly freeze. We’ll eat this over noodles.
Ham & cheese omlettes, fruit salad
Ham: Less than $1 worth
Velveeta cheese: $0.25
Fruit salad (mandarin oranges $0.45, pineapple 0.69, bananas .30)=$1.44
[Update: I feel like I should point out that the prices are for the amount I’m using in the recipe. For example, I didn’t buy a pack of Velveeta for a quarter–but I’m estimating I’m using .25 worth in the recipe.]