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Economical Recipes
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on Mar 23, 2009 (Read 10169 times | Comments: 27)
In light of the economy, anyone want to post economic recipes in general? MIght be fun if anyone has any that their grandparents passed down to them after living through the depression. I will be back to post some, but thought I would see if anyone else was interested as well...
jesusita
jesusita


on Mar 26, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

Speaking of depression cooking...I can't say that I have tried any of her "recipes" but a couple of weeks ago I came across a set of videos called "Depression Cooking with Clara" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuMkW35BwK8). It's a "cooking show" with Clara, a 91 yr old woman (according to the information bar) who shows you how to cook different dishes from when she was young and living through the depression. There are a couple different episodes that you can watch..and I also think she has a website that you can buy a DVD from. Again, I haven't tried any of her dishes but think she's just too cute to not mention.
gardengirl10
gardengirl10


on Mar 26, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

Easy One , Hamburger Pie: 1 lb of hamburger browned and drained in a skillet add to that 1 can of drained green beans (or veggie of your choice) and 1 can of Campbell's condensed tomato soup , mix together and pour in to a loaf pan. Top this with mash potatoes sprinkle with paprika and bake in the oven at 350* until bubbly. Serve this with a salad & brown n serve rolls.
frugaltxmama
frugaltxmama


on Apr 02, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

Most of the recipes on my blog are frugal recipes. www.nessatxmom.blogspot.com is the address if you are interested, click What's Cooking to find them. Here is a family favorite! Crock Pot Carne Guisada 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat 2 tsp. diced garlic 1 small onion, finely chopped 4 small jalapeno peppers, finely chopped 2 cups water 1 15oz can tomato sauce 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Brown the stew beef in a little hot oil...I used bacon grease. Put meat in greased crock pot. Add the garlic, onion and peppers. Add the tomato sauce and water. Add all remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over Spanish rice. Note: We have a large abundance of canned jalapeno peppers, most of which are very mild. I would not advise using 4 hot jalapenos in this, unless you just really enjoy spicy food! The amount of peppers you use is totally up to your own tastes!
jh0816
jh0816


on May 03, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

That cooking with Clara sounds interesting - I bet she knows what she is talking about. I find all kinds of supposedly frugal recipes and with the cuts of meat they have in them, I wonder if the author knows what being frugal really is! Like the Hamburger Pie one - my mom had a different version - it was hamburger, tomato sauce, green peas, mashed potatoes and sometimes some slices of cheddar on top and bake. Here is one for Oatmeal Pancakes - thrifty and hearty!: 1 cup oats, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 egg, 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Pour milk over oats and let them stand for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add to milk/oat mixture and stir until just combined - will still be lumpy. Drop by the 1/4 cupfuls into hot skillet. Makes 8 - 4" cakes.
jh0816
jh0816


on May 03, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

Jesusita, Thanks so much for telling me about Clara - I watched that first video and I know I am going to be hooked. The food did not look bad! What a great lady she is. Thanks again! Jen
jesusita
jesusita


on May 25, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »
Originally posted by jh0816 » 
Jesusita, Thanks so much for telling me about Clara - I watched that first video and I know I am going to be hooked. The food did not look bad! What a great lady she is. Thanks again! Jen

My pleasure! Let me know if you end up trying any of her recipes...I would love to hear how they taste/work out! I've still been a bit of a procrastinator and haven't tried any of them yet but I plan on it sometime in the future. -jessica
flower54
flower54


on May 27, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

Thanks jesusita...I also clicked on Clara and I think she is great. I haven't tried any recipes yet. But there is a few I want to try.
missy34
missy34


on May 29, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

thanks for letting everyone know about this cooking carla i went on her website and she is amazing i have made two of her dishes that i saw and they were amazing. also you can go on google and type in cheap meals and there is this on website that show you how to do 101 different things just with a box of mac and cheese. also www.kraft foods.com is a great site for cooking on the cheap and they have coupons that they give away on there too.
Ma2Mia
Ma2Mia


on Jun 01, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

The cafeteria at my school use to do this one a long time ago....1lb ground beef. Small can of SPAM (yes spam) box of Velvetta and tomato sauce...ground it all up together put on buns make in oven at 350 for about 25min..instant PIZZA BURGERS! yummy! Add whatever spices you want can't go wrong great for kids
jh0816
jh0816


on Jun 07, 2009 Quote  »     Reply  »

That 101 things you can do with a box of Kraft mac & cheese sounds right up my alley! I could eat that stuff every day as it is!
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