What are some of your favorite frugal recipes? Please share with the rest of us!!
My family isn't big on cabbage, but they ate this with gusto!
There isn't really a single recipe that I followed, more of a mish-mash of a few different ones.
Crockpot Ham Hocks & Cabbage Stew
2 to 3 lb. smoked ham hocks
8 c. water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 medium to large onion, chopped
1/2 lb. baby carrots (or sliced raw carrots)
3 to 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 of a large head of cabbage, sliced thinly
garlic salt to taste
black pepper to taste
Cook the ham hocks in the water on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Remove ham hocks, let cool while doing the next step.
Melt the butter and saute the veggies until lightly golden and cabbage starts to wilt. Add to the crockpot.
meat from the bones and add back to the crockpot. Cover and let cook
for 1 to 2 hours on high or until veggies are tender.
My total cost for a double recipe of this is $2.58 for hocks, $1.16 for cabbage, 99¢ for 1 lb. baby carrots, about 30¢ for potatoes - total $5.03
Yummo recipes on my moms kitchen board!
I think my favorite is Spinach Fandango. My grandmother used to make it when we came to visit.
Cinammon Sugar kettle corn
1 cup of popcorn kernels
2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp cinammon
vegetable or grapseed oil
large cooking pot
Pour oil into the pot and heat. Add kernels and cover. mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. When popcorn is cooked, sprinkle in cinnamon mix and toss with salad tongs (be sure ot do it while popcorn is still hot). Let cool about 5 minutes and serve. Dd and her friends inhale this stuff, it's a great, super cheap treat for after school, family movie nights, or slumber parties.
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