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my kids ad So will eat anything I just need some new ideas for pork, ground beef and chiken help me out mommas let me add cheap!!

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Asked by suhweet1 at 12:19 AM on Apr. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • i love chicken here ya go: marinade chicken breast in basalmic vinager and basil, bake it, when its done pull it out cover it in mozarella cheese, put it back in til cheese is melted
    bake chic breast when done cover in cheddar and bacon, put back in til cheese is melted (i like cheese too :) ). chic and dumplings is cheap and easy all you need is the milk, chicken and flour.
    chic noodle soup is pretty easy too. as for ground beef....taco soup, taco salad, tacos, enchiladas...umm i dont know usually if im making something with ground beef its mexican

    Answer by vabchmommy at 12:23 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • A very inexpensive way to stretch your ground beef is to buy a roll of ground turkey. Mix it with the gr beef and you now have two pounds to work with. Turkey absorbs flavors really well so any seasoning you mix with tastes great. We make curry burgers with this that are really tasty and inexpensive.

     Take 1 lb of this mix and add a couple of splashes of Worcestershire sauce, about 1/4 c minced onion, 2 Tbsp minced garlic, and 3 tbsp of yellow curry powder. The kids eat them up! makes 4 patties.

    With the other lb make meatballs. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian Seasonings to taste. You can add these to spaghetti sauce, or make a veggie soup with them. Again, lots of flavor.


    Answer by PatCarMom at 9:43 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • p>To save money on chicken I use thighs in place of breasts in a lot of recipes. One of our favorites is to put a bit of olive oil in a pan, season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic, and Italian seasoning, and brown the thighs up (they will not be cooked all the way through.) Take them out and to the pan add an onion cut into rings. Gently scrap the bottom of the pan to pull up any bits. Add 1 can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, and add 2 TBSP of Balsamic vinegar. Put the chicken back in the skillet and add another dash of seasonings. Let it cook until the chicken is really tender. Make some brown rice and serve the sauce from the chicken over the rice. Something green and you have a full meal.


    Answer by PatCarMom at 9:45 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • why not check out some cook books from your local Library, they also have many cooking magazines with pretty pictures.

    Answer by chefjen at 10:13 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • Try the Taste of Home magazine, they have a few different kinds. Simple and Delicious is one. Also join some of the recipe and cooking groups on CM. Go to, they both have lots of good and easy recipes.

    Tater tot casserole is yummy, tacos, taco salad. I marinade chicken breasts or tenders in 1000 Island dressing for about 30 min then cover in cornflake or breadcrumbs and bake at 350 for about 30-45 minutes (until done).

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:33 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • If you like orange chicken in the chineese restaraunts then all you need is breaded popcorn, a jar of orange marmelade, a TBSP of lemon juice and brown sugar to taste. Mix and bake that's it.

    Ground beef, okay so we add stuff to ours and make it stretch. Its very good and you can use what you have available. We cut up and process potatos(1 per lb.) of burger. We add salt, parsley(optional) and favorite spices. We even process oinions. ( to taste) and you can either grill it or fry it.

    A family friend makes what she calls dirty chicken. Corn oil, rosemary, and vinager marinaded overnight then baked at 350 until done. Very good.

    I know you didn't ask for alternate but I dice potatoes, tomatoes, ooinions, sweet peas and fry them. Then I scramble some eggs and mix itin sprinkle on some cheese and let cook like an omlet. Its kind of like a veggie egg pizza. Good luck


    Answer by HALJUBOORI at 2:53 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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