cheap recipes?help

United States
January 21, 2008 9:52pm CST
running out of money because it close to the end of the month. anyone have any cheap recipes they would like to share.running out of money and ideas.please share.
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@palina77 (1178)
• United States
25 Jan 08
To make food with cheap recipes is hard to find though I am giving you some as under:- Bean Soup 2 cups dried beans 3 Tbs chicken bouillon powder 1 Tbs dried minced onion 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper to taste 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 Tbs dried parsley 1 tsp celery seeds 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups diced tomatoes (or 1 small can) (optional) 2 cups sliced sausage or browned hamburger or diced ham (optional) I like to use a mix of dried beans for variety. Using 1/4 cup each of 8 different varieties makes a pretty and tasty combination or just use whatever you have around to make up about 2 cups of dried beans. Soak beans overnight OR cover them with water and bring to a boil, simmer one minute, turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let sit for one hour. Rinse beans and add to soup pot. Cover with 8 cups of water. Stir in the seasonings. Stir in the tomatoes and/or meat if you are using. Simmer for 2 to 2 ½ hours. For breakfast Pancake It doesn’t take much more time to make up pancakes from scratch with this easy recipe than using a mix. (And if you have a little extra time, make up your own baking mix and save some money.) 2 cups flour 5 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 3 Tbs. sugar 2 eggs 2/3 cup dry powdered milk 1 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup melted butter or oil Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together. Combine them and stir till everything’s moistened. Add more or less liquid depending on how you like your pancakes (thick and sturdy or thin and light). Cooking on a griddle at about 350 degrees is essential for a crowd, otherwise use a nonstick frying pan on medium. Little bubbles will form on top of the pancakes. You want to flip them over when the bubbles burst and stay open. Cook until the other side is slightly browned. Serve with your favorite condiments: syrup, jam or jelly, honey, peanut butter… Regular Pie Crust Two Crusts 2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2/3 cup shortening 5-7 Tbs cold water If you have a large standing mixer or a food processor, you can easily mix the pie crusts in one of them. Mix together the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or your mixer until the pieces are like small peas. Add the water one tablespoon at a time. Toss with a fork or use your mixer. Turn the dough onto a floured cutting board and divide in half if you made two crusts. Flatten with the palm of your hands into a disc. If you have time, wrap in plastic and refrigerate half an hour or so. It will make rolling the crust out a bit easier. Make sure the board is floured and sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough as well. Use your rolling pin to roll from the center out at different angles until the dough is about 1/8" thick and as round as you can get it. (This will get better with practice!) If you really mess up the shape you can patch a piece from one side to the other but be careful rolling there as it will be more likely to stick to the rolling pin. Fit pastry into the pie plate. An easy way of doing this is to fold the crust in half or fourths and position it, then unfold it. If you're making a single crust pie, trim the crust so that you have about 1" overhang and fold the overlap under. Pinch with your thumb and forefinger all around the pie to make a fluted edge. If you need to prebake the shell, bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes. If you're making a two crust pie, trim the crust to about 1/2 " overlap. Fill with the filling. Lay the second crust on top, tuck the top crust under the bottom one to seal it and then pinch it together with your thumb and forefinger. Cut slits into the top crust to allow steam to escape. Low Fat Pie Crust For more home made cheap food you can visit http://www.grouprecipes.com
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• United States
6 Feb 08
thanks for your response you gave me so much great information.
@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
24 Jan 08
Here is a great site for cheap but great tasting meals. I use this site all the time. I have made alot of the recipes. I hope this helps you out. http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/recipeindex.htm
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• United States
6 Feb 08
thanks so much i love the site.