The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Mimosas

This is a champagne cooler that brings a touch of elegance to any special meal.

What you’ll need:

1/3 c sugar
2 2/3 c orange juice, chilled
2 bottles champagne or 2 bottles white grape juice, chilled
8 orange slices

Place sugar and orange juice in a blender and blend about 15 seconds or until foamy. Pour into fluted glasses, filling about 1/3 of the way full. Fill the glasses the rest of the way up with champagne or grape juice. Garnish with an orange slice. Makes 8 drinks.

Cost:
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
orange juice – $2.99/gallon
champagne – $4.00
oranges – $2.25/bag
Total – $6.42/$0.80 per drink

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -contains alcohol, -party ideas, DRINKS FOR ALL OCCASSIONS | , , | Leave a comment

Quiche Lorraine

This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

What you’ll need:

1 frozen pie shell of 1 pkg canned pie dough
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1 c shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 c onion, finely chopped
4 large eggs
2 c whipping cream
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Bake pie shell according to package directions just until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onions evenly across the bottom of the pie shell. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add the whipping cream and seasonings to the eggs and stir to combine. Pour into pie shell on top of other ingredients. Bake @ 325 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Feeds 6.

Cost:
pie shell – $2.00
bacon – $2.29/ 1 pound package
Swiss cheese – $4.50/block
onion – $1.12
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
whipping cream – $1.49
Total – $6.60

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -bacon, -breakfast items, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Japanese shrimp & noodles


Bet you never thought to use ramen noodles in your main course! This is an easy and very tasty recipe!

What you’ll need:

1 package ramen noodles
1 Tbl oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbl ginger
1 ½ c baby carrots, cut lengthwise in half
1 c green beans, cut in half
1 ¾ c chicken broth
2 Tbl soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbl lemon juice
1 tsp cornstarch

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Heat oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Rotate skillet to coat the entire bottom. Add shrimp, garlic and ginger and cook about 3 minutes, stirring often, until shrimp are pink. Remove from skillet. Put carrots, green beans, 1 c of the broth, soy sauce and sugar in the skillet. Heat to boiling. Cover and cook over medium heat 4 – 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Add shrimp back to pan and stir in lemon juice. Mix cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth. Stir into shrimp mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minutes. Serve over noodles. Serves 4.

Cost:
ramen noodles – $0.29
1/2 lb 30/40 shrimp – $2.50
carrots – $0.89
green beans – $1.09
bouillon cubes – $1.89/jar of 20
soy sauce $1.89
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
lemons – $1.99/4
Total – $7.75

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -shrimp, -vote for Foodista contest, MAIN DISHES, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mediterranean chicken with vegetables

Easy and delicious.

What you’ll need:

For chicken:

1 c bran cereal, crushed
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ c milk

For vegetables:

4 Tbl olive oil
1 medium zucchini, slice
1 red bell pepper, cut into ½ inch strips
½ red onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 clove of garlic, minced
3 Tbl water
4 tsp lime juice

Season washed chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Put the milk in a shallow dish or pan and the cereal in another shallow dish or pan. Dip the chicken into the milk and then coat with the cereal. Heat 2 Tbl oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken in the oil for 15 minutes, turning once, or until the juice runs clear when it’s cut at it’s thickest point. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. In the same skillet, heat remaining 2 Tbl oil over medium heat. Cook vegetables and garlic in oil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 3 Tbl water and lime juice and let cook an additional 1 minute. Serves 4.

Cost:
breakfast cereal – $2.50/box
chicken breast – $5.00/4 pack
milk – $3.99/gallon
zucchini – $1.10/lb
bell pepper – $0.90
onion – $1.12
limes – $1.99/4
Total – $8.95

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -chicken, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | Leave a comment