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Old 04-22-2003, 09:28 AM
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Mexican meal: burrittos, mexican rice, cinnamon crisps

Cook beans and make tortillas in advance

Flour tortillas:
2 cups flour, 1/3 cup shortening, 2 tsp salt, 1 cup warm water.
In food processor, combine flour, salt, shortening. Drizzle in water until dough starts sticking together. Form dough into egg-sized balls and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Roll out as thin as possible and cook in dry skillet a minute on each side.

Refried beans:
2 c. cooked pinto beans, 1 tbs shortening, dash salt.
Heat shortening in skillet, add beans and mash coarsely. Stir ubtil heated thru and thick. Add salt.

Spread beans on warm tortilla, sprinkle grated cheese on top and roll up.

Mexican rice:
1 cup rice, 1 large tomato, chopped fine, 1 jalapeno, chopped fine, 2 cups water.(can use a can of tomatoes w/chilies--use liquid as part of water).

In covered microwave dish, combine ingredients and cook on high for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Cinnamon crisps:
4 flour tortillas, 4 tbs sugar, 1 tbs cinnamon. cooking oil

Cut tortillas into strips and fry in oil until light brown and crisped. Sprinkle while hot with cinnamon and sugar.
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Old 04-22-2003, 09:35 AM
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chinese meal: egg drop soup, fried rice, stir-fry veggies

Egg drop soup:
2 c. water, 2 chicken boullion cubes, 1 egg, beaten, cornstarch slurry.
Bring water to a boil--add bouliion and dissolve. While boiling, whisk in egg. Thicken with slurry, stirring constantly.

Fried rice:
2 strips bacon, 2 cups cold cooked rice, 1 chopped onion, 3-4 tbs soy sauce
Cut bacon into tiny pieces and fry with onion. Add rice and heat thru, breaking up any lumps. Add soy sauce to tase

Stir-fry veggies:
1 head cabbage, shredded or chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped or sliced
1/2 c. peas
2 stalks celery, chopped
2-3 tbs oil
1 cup water
2 tbs cornstarch
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
3 tbs soy sauce
Combine water, cornstarch, bouillon and soy sauce--set aside.
Heat oil in pan and stir-fry the veggies until hot. Pour water mixture over veggies, stirring until mixture boils and thickens.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:58 PM
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cheep eats

For those of you looking for a cheep meal try looking under the Cooking on a Budget thread. The meals are usually from $.95 to $1.70/serving. I have been trying to post one a week minimum.

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Old 09-03-2003, 08:10 AM
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I made crock pot lasagna this weekend. It turned out great and I think the cost is like 75cents a serving
I got my ricotta cheese and mozarella on sale, I had cheap store bought sauce and I used 1 box of ready to cook noodles, I shorted my cooking time by cooking my meat first.

1 1/2 jars of sauce, 1, 32 oz ricotta, 1 ball of mozzarella grated, 1 pound ground beef or turkey browned, 1 grated onion 2 cloves garlic, mix together, place layer in crock pot, place noodles over, may need to break to fit, keep layering....top should be sauce...this worked in a small crock pot but would have been better in a large one. I cooked for 3 hours on high, I guess little longer if tou didn't brown the meat or used regular noodles

very yummy, only thing we missed is the crunchy corners you get when baking it
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my meal

The meal I make is delious and easy. I make a package of macaroni and cheese according to the directions, including the milk, butter and cheese mix. When that is done I add a can of tomato soup, undiluted, and about 1/4 pound of cooked hamburger. Instant "spaghetti" add a side salad and toast some bread and it is a meal.
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Old 10-11-2003, 12:18 PM
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A friend years ago taught me to make that same dish (your name isn't Ardith is it? ) and she called it John Mozetti. My family LOVES that stuff. I haven't made it in ages either--it's a real comfort food. I see this in our very near future dinner menu.

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Old 10-11-2003, 12:34 PM
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Great to see that this board is active again. Getting that it is cooler weather here, I am starting to think of soups and sandwiches. I think that they are economical and simple...LOVE IT!

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Old 10-11-2003, 02:01 PM
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I make that macaroni and cheese dinner with hamburger, but I brown the hamburger with onion, add the macaroni (cooked), the cheese and a small can of tomato sauce. It's kind of a hamburger helper thing.


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Old 10-12-2003, 03:55 AM
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Hi everyone. Hope all are doing will.

I have a meat and potatoe man. Meat cost. But it not that bad when you serve a serving portion. Instead all you can eat. Other night I cooked porkchops. I fixed 1 chop per person stuffing, and mixed steamed vegetables. Everyone was full and satified.

Oh yea the porckchopp reciped had apples in it too.

Tonight I plan to bake a chicken. New recipe called Harvast Chicken with lemon- thyme potatoes, brussels sprouts and mushrooms and wild rice mix.

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Old 10-18-2003, 10:07 AM
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I made a very inexpensive meal yesterday...baked potatoes & canned chicken noodle soup. My kids loved it!

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