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money is looking tight right now...i need recipes

Right now its looking like I have $70 for food till the 13th because some of our money didn't come in. I have angel hair, elbow noodles, canned veggies, chicken wings, flour, sugar, pancake mix, milk, instant potatoes, about 3-4 fresh potatoes. I think that's it. (Off the top of my head)
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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM


This is a SUPER simple, SUPER fast dinner to throw together! It does take 30 minutes to bake. My family LOVED it!!! I added a tossed salad and some green beans to round it out.

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

  • 1 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced OR 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 6 oz. box chicken flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place tomateos with liquid in medium bowl. Add garlic, stuffing mix and water; stir just until stuffing mix is moistened. Set aside

Place chicken in 13 x 9 baking dish; sprinkle with basil & cheese. Top with stuffing mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

(I've left out the dry mustard in this one and it didn't affect the flavor too much...still good!


Here's a dish that's a bit more elegant than a casserole, and the kids love it too!

Chicken Drumsticks Pierre

  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 dashes pepper
  • 16 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. water
  • 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. vinegar (we use white)
  • 4 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. celery seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 to 10 drops hot pepper sauce (optional)

Mix together the flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the drum sticks with the seasoned flour. Melt the butter in a skillet with a lid. Brown the chicken over medium heat on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan. In the same pan, combine the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, return the chicken to the pan, cover and simmer about 45 minutes.

We like to serve this over hot boiled rice.

Makes 8 servings.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

I've added a bag of frozen oriental veggie mix to this just before it's done...good!


Teriyaki Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Whisk to mix well. Marinate chicken in 1/3 to 1/2 of the sauce for 2 to 3 hours (we've done it for less than that).

Drain marinade off chicken, reserving the marinade. Stir fry chicken in vegetable oil over medium high heat until chicken is cooked. Stir in remaining marinade and continue stir frying until chicken is done and glazed.

Stir cornstarch into remaining sauce and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens slightly. (I do this while chicken is cooking). Serve chicken over hot rice with the sauce.

MrsWhite101610
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM
2 adults and a 3 year old.


Quoting Megan11587:

How many people do you need to feed?

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MrsWhite101610
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Thank you for all the recipes.


Quoting michiganmom116:

I've added a bag of frozen oriental veggie mix to this just before it's done...good!



Teriyaki Chicken


  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Combine water,
soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Whisk to mix well.
Marinate chicken in 1/3 to 1/2 of the sauce for 2 to 3 hours (we've done
it for less than that).


Drain
marinade off chicken, reserving the marinade. Stir fry chicken in
vegetable oil over medium high heat until chicken is cooked. Stir in
remaining marinade and continue stir frying until chicken is done and
glazed.


Stir
cornstarch into remaining sauce and bring to boil over medium heat,
stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens slightly. (I do
this while chicken is cooking). Serve chicken over hot rice with the
sauce.



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Megan11587
by Megan on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Any food allergies?  I can help you make a meal plan, if you'd like.

Quoting MrsWhite101610:

2 adults and a 3 year old.


Quoting Megan11587:

How many people do you need to feed?


Moki75
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM
1 mom liked this

I would make chili, spaghetti, tuna casserole, burritos and have breakfast for dinner.   stir fry goes a long way in our house.  I can use one chicken breast diced up for 5 people.   You need to make meat part of your meals and not the main dish.  

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Barley is another versatile, cheap grain that makes filling meals.  I have several recipes here:  http://www.cafemom.com/group/115445/forums/read/17886210/Barley?ct=acc_active_posts

Stacie03
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM
See my post from earlier this week about grocery budget. I bought 2 weeks worth of groceries for $90 and included my meal plans.

Sorry I can't link you but I'll go bump it up.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM


  • Sausage & Potato Skillet


    This is a fairly inexpensive, quick-to-fix simple main dish.


    Sausage & Potato Skillet

    • 1 lb. fully cooked smoked or Polish sausage, sliced into 1/4" slices
    • 3 to 5 medium baking potatoes, cut into 1/2" cubes
    • 1 medium onion, cut length-wise into thin wedges
    • garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 to 4 Tbsp. butter

    Melt butter in a non-stick pan or electric skillet set on medium low heat. Add potatoes and onions. Cook, stirring frequently and carefully and covering between stirring until potatoes are just tender. Add the seasonings and gently stir to mix well. Add the sausage, cover and cook until sausage is heated through. Serve.

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