Monday, August 25, 2008

KFC Coleslaw

We had a BBQ this weekend and I wanted to make my own coleslaw, I won't post a picture here because almost all slaw looks the same, But this was way yummy! I'll be making this many times over....

KFC Coleslaw

From Recipezaar Recipe #33489

8 cups finely diced cabbage (about 1 head)
1/4 cup diced carrot
2 tablespoons minced onions
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cabbage and carrots must be finely diced. (I use fine shredder disc on food processor.) Pour cabbage and carrot mixture into large bowl and stir in minced onions. Using regular blade on food processor process remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour over vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly. Cover bowl and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

Turkey Pot Pie

These days I'm all about the easy, frugal recipes. I'm trying to keep our grocery budget down while the prices are going up. I got this recipe from Miserly Moms I didn't take a picture because YOU know what a pot pie looks like :) This was cheap, super easy and yummy!

Turkey Pot Pie

from: My Week on Recipe challenge

This is also a good way to use up those Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers.

Turkey Pot Pie
2 c. cooked turkey, cubed (pennies if using leftovers)
1 can cream of chicken soup ($.60 on sale)
1 can Veg-all brand mixed veggies, drained ($.50)
1 can biscuits ($.50 on sale)

In a 2 quart casserole dish combine turkey, soup and veggies; mix well. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven. Place biscuits on top of casserole. Increase oven heat to 400 and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Total cost of this dish is around $2.00 for 6 servings. That averages out to about $.30 per serving

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mushroom Onion Chicken

Mushroom-Onion Chicken

Omg this was so tasty! I served it over mashed potatoes and the gravy was yummy!!

My Week on Recipe Challenge

2-4 chicken breasts (I usually get a large bag frozen on sale for 6 bucks)
1 can cream of mushroom (3 for 1.00 at dollar general)
3/4 can of milk *soup can* (pennies)
2/3 cup French fried onions (small can on sale for 79 cents @ winn Dixie)
black pepper (pennies)

heat a skillet. brown chicken, add soup and milk, stir... simmer about 10 min... add onions and season with pepper to taste. cheap, fast and easy....

Busy Mom's Chicken and Rice w/broccoli

Busy Mom's Chicken and Rice w/ Broccoli

another very frugal and easy recipe if your feeding more than 3 I recommend doubling this.

from: My week on Recipe Challenge

*2-4 breasts of chicken (buy the skin on/bone in @ 88 cents a pound, then simply de-skin and de-bone the chicken)
*2 cans cream of mushroom soup (50 cents/each - store brand)*
1 box chicken & broccoli rice mix (Farmhouse or Rice-a-Roni are always on sale)
*1 bunch broccoli (75 cents pound on sale)

Place chicken breast in crock-pot. Pour cans of soup over breasts. Season to your discretion. Cover crock-pot and cook on low for 10 hours. Before you are ready to serve the chicken, prepare box of chicken & broccoli rice according to package. Steam broccoli. Combine the two. Spoon breasts onto plates. The soup makes an excellent gravy topper. Add the broccoli and rice mixture as the side dish. Enjoy.
Makes 4 good size servings.

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice

I know it's always better to post recipes with pictures, but last week I tried a lot of new frugal recipes and I was terrible about not taking pictures. So please forgive me but the next few recipes will not have photo's but they were good or I wouldn't be sharing them here. My mission for our family right now is to keep our grocery bill down as much as I can, Prices are sky rocketing and we really can't afford to budget more money for groceries so that means, frugal recipes and simple things.

from: My Week on Recipe Challenge

1 lb. smoked sausage (about $2.00 or less if it's on sale)
1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes and green chilies (about $.60 store brand)
2 cans (16 ounces each) red beans or dark red kidney beans, undrained (about $.50 each store brand
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup (about $.60 store brand)
3/4 tsp Creole seasoning (miniscule amount unless you have to buy a new container; we keep some on hand all the time)
4 -5 cups cooked white rice (about $.50)

Cut up sausage into 1 inch chunks. Brown sausage in 10 inch skillet. Add tomatoes, beans, soup, and seasoning and heat through. Add cooked rice and heat through again, if necessary.
Another variation on this I tried this week that was just as deliciouswas using cubed chicken (bought on sale for $1.69 lb in frozen bag)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Creamy Ranch Chicken

Creamy Ranch Chicken

Oh my gosh, You HAVE to make this, It's in our top five recipes for the family. oh so yummy!

From: My Week on Recipe Challenge

adapted from Better Homes and Garden's Quick and Easy Recipesstart to finish: 20 minutesserves about 4

6 slices bacon
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons ranch dry salad dressing mix
1 1/4 cups milk
3 cups dried medium noodles(I used egg noodles)
1 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Start your water for your pasta. Cook noodles according to package directions.

2. Cut bacon into narrow strips. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings.

3. In the same skillet, cook chicken in reserved drippings until no longer pink, turning to brown evenly. Sprinkle flour and salad dressing mix over chicken; stir well to coat the chicken. Stir in milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in bacon.

4. Serve the chicken over the noodles. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy

Mother's Macaroni Bake

This was very tasty

Mother's Macaroni Bake

From frugal website & My Week on Recipe Challenge

This was a side dish recipe and I added a 1lb of Ground Beef to make a meal
2 cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked and drained ($.99 for entire box, so at most $.50)
1 small onion, diced (pennies)
1 small green bell pepper, diced (free from my garden, or about $.35 from local Farmer's market)
1/2 stick of margarine (pennies)
1 can tomato soup ($.33 on sale)
2 slices of American cheese singles, cut in half diagonally (whole package of 16 singles, store brand, on sale for $.99, so pennies)
Grated parmesan cheese (optional, as topping)

Cook and drain macaroni, set aside. Sautee onions and peppers in margarine until tender. Add vegetables to macaroni and mix lightly. Stir in soup. Pour mixture into a lightly Pamed casserole dish and arrange cheese singles over top. Bake in 350 degree oven until heated through and cheese is melted (about 15 mintues). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving. Serves 4. Approximate cost, $1.50 for the whole casserole.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Italian Mac Recipe

So many of the girls on the recipe challenge group were trying this one and it was getting

such rave reviews I had to try it myself and it definately loved up to the hype, This one

was yummy!!!

Italian Mac Recipe

2 boxes Mac & Cheese
1lb hamburger
1 small onion diced
1/2 green pepper diced
1 16oz can spaghetti sauce
1 package (2 cups) mozzarella

Make mac&cheese according to package directions. Brown hamburger, onion, and pepper. Drain and add spaghetti sauce. In a 9x13 baking dish layer hamburger mixture, then mac &cheese, then mozzarella. (I use a 1 cup measuring cup and spread it out evenly). End layers with a cheese layer. Everything is already cooked so bake at 350 until cheese is as melted or browned as your family prefers. Serve with Salad .

Marey's Grandma's Meatloaf

I didn't take a photo of this one because I completely forgot but also it looked like a normal meatloaf, I wanted to try this recipe because it had stove top in it, Something I've never seen mixed in a meatloaf, This recipe did not disappoint it was delicious and is a keeper :)

Marey's Grandma's Meatloaf

from: Recipe Fanatics Meatloaf Week Shared by Marey

This was a favorite of Marey's grandma's.

2 Lb. Ground Beef
1 Package (6 oz.) Stove Top Stuffing, any variety
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce

Mix all ingredients except 1/2 of BBQ sauce. Shape into 2 oval rolls. Bake in a 13x9-inch baking dish on 375 for 35 minutes. Remove & pour rest of BBQ sauce and bake for a few more minutes.
*I just made this into one normal sized meatloaf instead of 2 ovals*