Poor Mom's Frugal Recipes

Hosted by Jami Whitehead
Group active since Mon, Jan 04, 2010

Short on time and money? Don't worry , you can feed a family of 4 with these easy recipes for less than $5

'Ria Murphy
Aug 16, 2014

Breakfast dippers?

My daughter loves those breakfast sausage wrapped in pancake on a stick things (like corndogs) you can get in the freezer section at the store. The problem?
(a) I rarely trust the ingredients in pre-processed foods.
(b) We're poor.

I've tried twice now, but can't seem to get my pancake batter to stick to the sausage to deep fry them, and I would really like to make a huge batch of these for the freezer for her in the mornings. Can anyone help?

Donna Graffagnino
Dec 23, 2013

Buon Natale! Felice Anno Nuovo!

To All of You Wonderful Cooks and Your Families ~ Wishing you the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year! Stay Well and Keep Safe!

catherine smith
Jul 23, 2013

glad to find this group

Hi I'm happy to see that in lean times you can still make meals that taste good.Sometimes I need a little help to make things come together..

Melissa Anderson
Apr 10, 2013

cheap coffee

I read that you can 1/8 teaspoon of salt or cinnamon in your cheap coffee. Take the bad taste away. I try it does works.

Diane M.
Nov 23, 2012

It's Black Friday and if you are short on energy...

Here's an easy and tasty meal that I like to fall back on....I run to Costco, get a bag of their frozen meatballs and a jar of their mango salsa (in the deli section). I put some meatballs in a crockpot and pour some of the mango salsa over the meatballs and cook for a couple of hours, or until hot. I serve this over rice, maybe add a green salad or fruit salad and egg rolls. Soooo simple and good! I also serve these as appetizers for parties. Plus the leftover frozen meatballs can be used for so many other dishes....

Shelia Senghas
Nov 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping you all have a wonderful time with your families.

Elizabeth Stephenson
Sep 20, 2012

pancake mix

I am making chicken pot pie with leftovers from Sunday dinner. Is there any way to use pancake mix to make the top crust for my potpie?

Heidi Hoerman
Sep 13, 2012

Stretching London Broil Without Freezer Burn

We are just tonight eating the last of the London Broil I bought the previous time it was BOGO. It had spent several-many weeks in the over-the-fridge freezer without suffering the least bit of freezer burn!

This week, London Broil was again BOGO, bringing it down to less than $3/lb. 4 1/2 pounds for $12.63, when divided into 4 oz. servings comes out to less than $1.50 a serving.

So how to save the meat without freezer burn? First, cut it into meal-size hunks. Then wrap each chunk tightly with plastic wrap. Wrap each chunk again in foil, making sure to roll the foil seams to seal it well. Then store the chunks in a gallon-sized zippered plastic bag and toss in the freezer.

London Broil is a pretty versatile cut of beef but it either needs to be sliced thin or cooked for a long time for it to be tender. Done wrong and you could tow a truck with it. Done right and it's a tasty cut, relatively lean cut of beef.

We are having stir fry for supper. I took the piece of beef down from the freezer yesterday, poured some Asian marinade on it, sealed it in a plastic bag, and put it in the fridge to thaw and marinate. Tonight, I will slice it thin and stir fry it with a bunch of veggies.

On some future night, since I have a container of homemade beef stock in the freezer, a chunk of London Broil will join the stock and some veggies to become beef soup or stew. Another night, when we want to feel really decadent, I'll slice it thin, fry it in butter, and make sandwiches on fresh bread. The possibilities are endless.