The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Baked western omelet

This is good topped with salsa and sour cream.

What you’ll need:

4 large eggs
¼ c water
4 oz cooked ham, sliced into thin strips
1 c sliced mushrooms
½ c chopped tomato
½ c chopped scallions
¼ c chopped bell pepper
1/8 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 10 inch glass pie pan with non stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and water with a wire whisk until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into prepared pan, making sure to scrap the sides down. Bake 20 – 30 minutes or until eggs are set and slightly puffed and browned. Serves 4.

Cost:
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
cooked ham – $2.12/lb
mushrooms – $3.00
tomato – $1.00
scallions – $2.50
bell pepper – $0.90
Total – $8.28

December 23, 2008 Posted by | -breakfast items, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decadent strawberry daiquiris

What you’ll need:

½ oz strawberry schnapps
1 oz light rum
1 oz lime juice
1 tsp powdered sugar
1 – 2 large strawberries
Ice

Remove vegetation from strawberries, wash and cut into quarters. Put strawberries and alcohols, lime and sugar into a blender and blend in short bursts 3 or 4 times. Add ice almost to the top of the blender and blend on high until all ingredients are combined. For a creamier daiquiri, add 2 scoops of strawberry or vanilla ice cream before the addition of the ice. Garnish as desired. Makes about 5 drinks.

Cost:
Alcohol – $4.00
limes – $1.99/4
powdered sugar – $1.69
strawberries – $3.50
vanilla ice cream – $1.99
Total – $8.46

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Mini mushroom & sausage quiches

A whole lot of taste in a mini. It’s your choice of what type of meat to use. I like pork.

What you’ll need:

1 (8oz) roll of desired variety of breakfast sausage, crumbled
1 tsp olive oil
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
¼ c scallions
¼ c shredded Swiss cheese
1 tsp pepper
5 eggs
3 egg whites
1 c milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a muffin tin generously with non stick cooking spray. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook sausage until it’s golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Add oil to the pan. Stir in mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden 5 – 7 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the bowl of sausage. Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir scallions, cheese and pepper into the sausage mixture. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Divide the egg mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Put a heaping tablespoon of the sausage mixture into each cup. Bake about 25 minutes or until the tops are just beginning to brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Let cool. Makes 12 mini quiches.

How to…

Easily remove quiches from pan…

Place a flat pan on top of the pan of quiches and quickly flip over to remove the quiches from the pan.

Cost:
pork sausage – $1.89
mushrooms – $3.00
scallions – $2.50
Swiss cheese – $4.50/block
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
milk – $3.99/gallon
Total – $9.54

December 23, 2008 Posted by | -breakfast items, -how to..., -sausage, MAIN DISHES, TIPS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment