A Month of frugal (aka cheap) meals

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Ganado, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    This is an interesting post with a month of meals, including using leftovers

    I look at these as adding to the creative ways to use stores.

    As always, for me I like to add a bit more flavor so I also store whole spices, which are cheap in bulk. And these are great basic recipes that anyone can do

    One Month of Frugal Meals
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  2. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey+++

    Thanks for the link!
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  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Thank you for the link. I ended up spending a lot more time and wandering much farther out into the net then I planned. Expected something like how to use your preps for cooking in a single source and ended up reading some interesting blogs. Time well worth wasting.
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  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Cheap meals!?!? That all I have been getting since New Years! Wife said we both had to go on diets due to the overindulgence over Christmas and New Years holidays so the damn cook has been on strike! Tried to cook myself...it was not a sight for a sober man and was plain dangerous too! So...so it's rabbit food...or so called 'cheap meals,' BAH! :):)
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Good post, Ganado! Some recipes I'm going to make, and some interesting reading too! :)
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I cook this on the cheap this time of the year.
    1 head of cabbage, Clean it up and chop in bite size portions.
    1# or so of smoked sausage or Tasso, Cut this up in bite size pieces.
    5/7 red potatoes, Peel and cut up to bite size.
    Use a large pot add water, Throw everything in the pot and have it slow roll boiling.
    Add Slap ya mama seasoning or Tony's add salt to your taste.
    When you can easily pass a toothpick thru the potato's, It's Done!!!
  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Slap Yo Mamma makes everything better!
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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Big Batch Coconut Oil Granola
    This easy to make granola is budget-friendly and a perfectly delicious breakfast!
    Author: Becky
    • 12 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1¼ cup coconut oil
    • ¾ cup almond butter (or your favorite nut or seed butter)
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
    2. Line two jelly roll pans with foil.
    3. Pour rolled oats into a large bowl.
    4. In a microwave safe bowl heat honey, coconut oil, and almond butter for 1-2 minutes on high.
    5. Whisk until well blended. Then whisk in vanilla.
    6. Pour coconut oil mixture over oats and stir until coated well.
    7. Spread the granola mixture evenly into the two pans.
    8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
    9. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
    10. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
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  9. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Grown Up Green Eggs and Ham
    1. 1 Tbsp butter
    2. 4 Eggs
    3. 1/4 Cup of Shredded Cheese (we use Heini's raw cheddar)
    4. 2 Strips of Bacon (cut into small pieces)
    5. 2 Large handfuls of Spinach
    1. Add butter to skillet and place over medium heat.
    2. Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl. Whisk briefly.
    3. Add bacon and cheese, and salt and pepper. Whisk again.
    4. Add spinach and toss until spinach is well coated.
    5. Add mixture to skillet.
    6. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir and break it up with a spoon or spatula.
    7. Continue cooking until eggs are at desired consistency.
    8. Serve immediately.
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