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Old 09-15-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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I was thinking I need some new recipes. Money has been so tight we've been eating the same cheap stuff for like months now and I've had to get creative with a lot of dinners...lol...So, I was wondering if anyone has any cheap and easy recipes to share?

One I came up with the other night that turned out DELICIOUS is this:

Potato Wraps

Ingredients:

5 large potatoes
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Cilantro
Spike
Lemon Herb Mrs. Dash
Bread Crumbs
Butter
Mexican Shredded Cheese
Ranch Dressing
Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas

*Optional ingredients*:
Onion
Green and Red Pepper

Preheat oven to 425

Put 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large baking pan
Cut potatoes into small pieces and place in pan
*add diced onion and peppers*
Add 2 tbsp of butter
Sprinkle on salt, pepper, garlic, cilantro, Spike, Lemon Herb Mrs. Dash, and bread crumbs (to taste)
Mix ingredients well

Bake in oven @ 425 for about 25-30 minutes (checking and stirring often)

When potatoes are almost done, warm tortillas as directed on package

When everything is done, place a scoop of potatoes on a tortilla, add the Mexican shredded cheese and drizzle on ranch dressing. Fold tortilla as you would a burrito.

I think that's all of it...lol...I've made it only once so far but I'll definitely be making it again!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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I always do creative "stuff" with boneless, skinless chic breast...chicken salad, grilled chic over salad fixins, fajitas, my favorite, I call Angels Special and on and on...I do not eat red meat (although my family does and I cook eat) I do lots of pasta and veggies!!!! If you want any of my chic recipes pm me
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This is not a recipe really, but I do love buying those roasted chickens at my local Super Target. You can't beat five dollars for a whole chicken. I make chicken salad with it or sometimes shred the meat for tacos or mix it with pasta.

Tuna casserole is also a cheap way to eat a fairly nutritious meal.
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I love recipes...my fave site by far right now is Recipezaar. There is so much there...just type in your main ingrediant and off you go...

I have hit a few not so good ones...but non the less....

It is nice cause ppl leave feedback, so you can see some recipes for being highly rated...sometimes reviews will have handy substitutions too...

www.recipezaar.com
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There is this one by Martha Stewart Everyday Food, also. It's pretty good and Allrecipes.com.
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If you have a crockpot, this site might help. I find I can create almost anything in a crockpot with a couple cans of something and a hunk of some sort of meat. http://southernfood.about.com/library/crock/blcpidx.htm
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Oh, I thought of something else. In Rachael Ray's magazine, she has a section that lists several meals which are all under ten dollars for four people. If you already have some of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry, most of them could be made for less than $10.
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My favorite dump and go, not too expensive recipe is for bean soup.

4 cans of 4 different beans (your choice, ex: pinto, black, navy, great northern) do not drain
1 can diced tomatoes - do not drain
4 cans chicken broth
1 med. onion diced
1/2 cup lentils
1/2 cup split peas
1/2 cup brown rice

Mix all ingredients together in a big soup pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer for at least 30 min.

This can also be made in a crock pot. 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

This is my go to recipe when we haven't made it to pay day yet, but we still have to eat. We usually get two meals out of it, or at least one dinner then lunch for two of us.
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I just discovered wikirecipe by accident a week or so ago (it was a "hmm, i wonder if this exists" moment). It's kind of bare, right now, but it has potential... I tried the apple latkes recipe and they were fantabulous!
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Originally Posted by kristaj View Post
My favorite dump and go, not too expensive recipe is for bean soup.

4 cans of 4 different beans (your choice, ex: pinto, black, navy, great northern) do not drain
1 can diced tomatoes - do not drain
4 cans chicken broth
1 med. onion diced
1/2 cup lentils
1/2 cup split peas
1/2 cup brown rice

Mix all ingredients together in a big soup pot. Bring to a boil. Simmer for at least 30 min.

This can also be made in a crock pot. 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

This is my go to recipe when we haven't made it to pay day yet, but we still have to eat. We usually get two meals out of it, or at least one dinner then lunch for two of us.
Now this I'll be eating tons of once it cools down here a bit. Thanks.
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