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Feb. 27th, 2008



Hello Members...Been awhile!

 Sorry everyone that I have not been around in sooooo long! Real life been so hectic since the beginning of Christmas so  please forgive me. I would really like to get the community going again. If any of the members are interested in giving ideas feel free to post them. 

I've actually started trying to cut back on my fat and sugar intake (work has gotten my backside spreading a bit...lol) anyway last night made dinner was really good and pretty cheap and health happy!

Rice and Beef:

Brown Minute Rice (2 serving size boil in a bag)
1lb of extra lean Hamburger meat
1 T of cumin
1 T garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can rotel tomatoes

Boil rice, brown hamburger meat, add spices, rotel and rice in pan. Cook until bleanded....serve with a salad. Feeds four nicely  

Hope everyone has a great day! Look forward to hearing from everyone... 

Aug. 19th, 2007




Just wanted to drop by and say, Hi.  I have read some of the recent posts.  I am a divorced mom with kids trying to make it on one income.  I tend to be frugal but not all the time.  I spend between 300 and 400 a month on groceries and am looking to cut that and all my bills by 20%. 
I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas. 

Aug. 6th, 2007



Going out for Less...

...How do you do it?

*Buy a appitiezer, and share a meal, drink water!
*Eat dinner at home then go out for dessert!
*Some resturants like Applebee's offer appitiezers half price
after 9pm...take advantage of that!

Share your tips with others...just because your on a budget doesn't mean your social life should suffer!


Welcome new members

Welcome any new members that have joined...sorry that I have not been around RL has been hectic! I say lets get the ball rolling again!

Give some idea's and tips on how to make 30 minute dinners...

I personally make mac and cheese throw in some hamburger or canned chicken maybe some veggies...Some times just a baked potatoe topped with can chicken and brocolli and cheese soup minus the milk...yum!

Jul. 7th, 2007

gir ddr


Hello, anybody here

Is this group still active? I think it has lots of potential to keep going strong if we post recipes..is there a ingredient for the month of july?

May. 27th, 2007

hwaet ye foqque


Incredibly flexible curry recipe

This is one of my favorite meals to make, and gives me a lot for my grad student money:

Thai curry:

1 can coconut milk (I've got an Asian market nearby where I can get them cheap)
Meat (I tend to use 1/2 chicken thigh filets per recipe), browned
Any vegetables -- I use green peppers, carrots (also cheap and huge at Asian Market), and onions
1/2 cloves garlic, optional
peanuts, also optional
up to 1 T. curry paste
~2 T soy sauce
If you like your curry sweet, you can also add 1-2 T brown sugar.

Brown meat. I like to put the garlic in while I'm doing this. Add coconut milk, curry paste, soy sauce, and brown sugar if desired (I prefer it without). Heat, add vegetables. Stir, serve over rice.

I like this recipe because it's very easy and very flexible. I can add more meat/veg if I want, multiply the recipe easily, and make it up at the last minute. The recipe feeds me and my very hungry boyfriend dinner, sometimes with a helping left over, and makes 4 normal portions. Also, it's fantastically tasty. Additionally, as with any type of stew, you can use whatever meat you like; if you want boneless, you can just let it simmer longer, and pull the meat right off the bone.

May. 17th, 2007



How do you use left over food?

It's dinner time  and you've cooked a little more then was needed...there's still some mashed potatoes in the pan, a few pieces of chicken and a cup of corn what do you do with it? There's not enough to serve a second time as a whole meal. Give us some of the ways that you still use whats leftover.


May. 16th, 2007




Hello Members just a quick reminder...please tag all entries that way it will be easier to find in the future when looking for different recipes. If your recipe contains four main ingredients please tag all ingredients and what the dish is ie: cassarole or soup ect....Thanks so much!


Mexican soup using hominy

Posole is an authentic and traditional spicy corn stew made by many Southwestern and Mexican families. Corn and chiles were basic foods for the Native American’s and Mexican’s ancestors and they became a staple in their cuisine. Posole was one of many dishes that stemed from these basic foods and has been eaten for centuries.

Posole and hominy are not the same, although hominy is often used to make the stew. We are told that hominy is blander than real posole, but posole is much harder to find. Also, the kernels that are used for posole are harder and give the stew a different texture. The hominy makes the stew easier and faster to make since the corn kernels are already softened.

Easy Posole

1 large can of hominy (I use the mexican brand its firmer)
3-4 pork ribs (I use chicken breast instead)
3-4 cloves of garlic or you can use powder
1 t of cumin (if you don't have it you can omit it)
3 cans of chicken broth 
2 can's of red enchilada sauce

In a large pan boil pork ribs until almost done in broth, cumin, and garlic. Add enchilada sauce, and hominy cook over low heat for about an hour. Serve with warm corn tortillas garnic with cheese and lime.

Very nice on a cold day!

May. 15th, 2007

Kitty Kisses


Farmers Market Vegetable Soup

This is the recipe I started with:
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
1/4 cabbage, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
4-5 lettuce leaves, shredded
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper

Put all ingredients in a deep pan. Cover with water & simmer over medium heat for 20-30 minutes or until all veggies are very soft
Serve as is, or blend into a coarse puree

& here's what's in my pot
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
2 large carrots
2 leeks
2 cups lettuce
3 small tomatoes
6 potatoes
2 stalks celery
1 sweet potato

This is a great soup for when you have all sorts of vegetables starting to wilt in your fridge, or if you want to try something new & no one will eat it prepared any other way XD

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