What are some of your favorite frugal recipes? Please share with the rest of us!!
Lentil Confetti Salad:
Cool lentils & rice. Add rest of ingredients. Chill before serving.
To make Garlic bread: Melt 1/3 c. butter. Add 1 tsp. vegetable or olive oil, 1 Tbsp (6 cloves) minced garlic, 2 tsp. parsley. Cut a loaf of Italian bread into 1/2 - 3/4 inch slices or use Texas Toast. Lay cut side up on a cookie sheet. Brush with garlic butter mixture, spreading to edges of bread. Bake in 375° oven for 9 to 11 minutes until slightly golden brown.
You can also sprinkle with Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese if you like.
Combine the first 7 ingredients with 1/4 c. of the tomato soup. Mix
well. Shape into about 20 balls and place in a skillet. Mix rest of
soup, water, and Worcestershire sauce and pour over meatballs. Bring
to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes or until rice
is soft and meatballs are set. Serve with sauce.
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya - spicy hot! Kids LOVED it! (tastes better than it looks)
Season chicken with salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Brown chicken in a large pot with melted butter. Remove chicken. Chop onions and bell pepper. Mince garlic. Brown onions, bell pepper, and garlic in pot. Add tomato sauce and Rotel tomatoes. Simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken and sausage. Cook until chicken is tender. Add rice and chopped green onions. Stir thoroughly. Add enough water to cover ingredients by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, cover and cook on low heat about 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
This recipe seems to have some expensive ingredients, but it makes a good 8 servings.
Crock Pot Potatoes & Ham
Layer potatoes, ham, onion, and cheese in crockpot. Repeat. Top with cream of mushroom soup. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until potatoes are tender. NOTE: Watch your crock pot carefully! Mine will cook this recipe in less than 6 hours on low.
Maraschino Cherry Cake - we think this tastes BETTER than a cherry chip cake from a mix!
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, mix well. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Fold in cherries, nuts and flavorings. Pour into a 9 x 13 pan that has been greased & floured. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes. CoolMix 3 c. powdered sugar with 1 Tbsp. softened butter and enough cherry juice to make a thick glaze/icing. Spread over cake and let the glaze set.
Soak beans in water overnight in large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer until soft, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain and discard water. Mix together all ingredients in crock pot. Cover and cook on low 10 to 12 hours.Note: I often soak the beans the day before, cook them and then cook in crock pot overnight.Note: I sometimes add sliced hot dogs or ham to the mixture. When I do this I reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp.
Mix all ingredients except peas in a bowl. Stir in peas. Store in refrigerator
Jello Fluff Dessert
Mix together graham cracker crumbs, flour, 1/2 c. sugar, and melted margarine. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and bake 8 to 10 minutes at 325°. Let cool. Mix Jello, water, and 1 c. sugar together until dissolved; chill until syrupy. Beat at high speed until frothy. Whip evaporated milk at high speed until light and fluffy like whipped cream. Fold into the Jello mixture. Pour onto graham cracker crust. Sprinkle a few extra graham crumbs on top. Chill until firm. Store in refrigerator.
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Stir together peanut butter and milk until smooth. Add pudding mix and stir 1 minute. Let set for 5 minutes. Spread mixture 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick on graham cracker halves, top with other cracker half. Let freeze on cookie sheet before eating.
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