The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Broccoli crunch

This is also very good with sunflower seeds instead of peanuts or almonds. Use 2 cups of sunflower seeds if you decide to try it that way instead. Also it’s important to use Miracle Whip and not regular mayonnaise. There are seasonings in Miracle Whip that give this dish a little “zing”.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 c diced broccoli (about one bunch)
  • 1 c roasted peanuts or almonds
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1/2 c cooked crisp, crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 c diced green onions
  • 1 c Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tbl sugar
  • 2 Tbl vinegar

In a large bowl, mix together broccoli, nuts, raisins, bacon and onions. In a small bowl, mix together Miracle Whip, sugar and vinegar. Combine and lightly toss both mixtures together. Serve immediately. Feeds 4 – 6.

Cost:
broccoli – $1.89
dry roasted peanuts – $2.38
raisins – $1.58
bacon – $2.98
small onions – $1.50/bunch
miracle whip – $2.12
sugar – $2.42
vinegar (small) – $0.92
Total – $7.46

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | --nuts, -bacon, -vegetables, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Southwestern grilled chicken strip sandwiches

I got this recipe off the back of a King’s Hawaiian Snacker Rolls package and loved them! I think you will too!

What you’ll need:

1 pkg King’s Hawaiian Snacker Rolls
1 pkg chicken breast strips (8 strips total)
2 slices Jack cheese, sliced in half
1 avocado, sliced
4 lettuce leaves

for seasoned mayo:

1/4 c mayonnaise
2 tsp taco seasoning
1 tsp lime juice
2 pinches sugar

Mix together mayo ingredients and set aside. Separate rolls into 4 bottoms and 4 tops; lightly butter each cut side and set aside. Cook chicken strips according to package directions. Place bread, butter side down, on a grill pan and cook until lightly toasted. Generously cover each half of toasted buns with mayo. Top each bottom with 1/2 slice of cheese, 2 chicken strips, 1 slice of avocado and a lettuce leaf. Feeds 2 – 4.

Cost:
Snacker rolls – $1.68
chicken strips – $4.85/2 lb bag
sliced cheese – $3.12
avocado – $1.99/lb
lettuce – $0.89/head
mayonnaise – $2.50
taco seasoning – $0.50
limes – $1.99/4
Total – $6.22/$1.55 per sandwich

March 28, 2009 Posted by | -chicken, -sandwiches, -super snacks, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Easy doughnut holes

We made these last night. I would have pictures for you but they were scarfing them down as fast as I made them. These are definitely a kid’s favorite!

What you’ll need:

Canned biscuits (how many depends on how many you’d like to make. One can makes about 30 to 40 doughnut holes depending on how big or small you cut them)
Powdered sugar
Granulated sugar
Cinnamon
Cocoa

For doughnut holes:

Remove biscuits from can and roll each individual biscuit in your hand to make it a long oval shape (just like making snakes out of play dough =) don’t make them too skinny though). Slice each “snake” into 4 to 5 pieces and roll those in your hand to make the ball shape. Set on a plate, not touching each other, until all the biscuit balls are made. Drop carefully into hot oil (375 degrees) and flip if necessary (they usually flip on their own which is pretty neat but if they don’t then you need to flip them). Cook until browned, usually about 1 minute. Don’t overcrowd your pan. You just want about 5 doughnut holes cooking at a time. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Glaze or cover while they’re still warm.

For “toppings”:

Glaze:

Mix together about ¼ cup of powdered sugar and a small amount of water. Heat in the microwave 30 seconds. Mix again. It should be pretty thin; if it’s not, add a little more water. You want it thicker than water but thinner than frosting. Using a spoon, roll doughnut holes in glaze and place on a plate that is NOT lined with paper towels.

Chocolate:

Mix together 2 Tbl cocoa with ¼ cup powdered sugar. Stir well. Roll doughnut holes in mixture.

Cinnamon:

Mix together 3 Tbl cinnamon with ¼ c granulated sugar. Roll doughnut holes in mixture.

Cost:
canned biscuits – $1.09/4 pack
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
powdered sugar – $1.69
cocoa – $1.69
cinnamon – $1.85
Total – $1.06 using one can of biscuits

March 18, 2009 Posted by | -chocolate, -doughnuts, -kids favorites, -super snacks, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , | 1 Comment

Shrimp Dip


From: Campbell’s Kitchen
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Serves: 2

What you’ll need:

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Shrimp Soup
1/2 tsp. Louisiana-style hot sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion

Directions:

Stir the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Stir in the soup, hot sauce, celery and onion. Refrigerate for at least 2 hr.

Serve with the crackers, chips or fresh vegetables.

Tip: To soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper. On microwave-safe plate, microwave on HIGH 15 sec.

Cost:
cream cheese – $2.06
cream of shrimp soup – $1.89
celery – $0.99
onion – $1.12
Total – $6.06

March 3, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -shrimp, -super snacks, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , | 2 Comments

Spinach cheese balls

These are delicious and a great way to get kids to eat their spinach!

What you’ll need:

2 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 c herb stuffing mix, crushed
1 c parmesan cheese
1 c (1 stick) butter, melted
4 scallions, finely chopped
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Dash of nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. If it sticks to your hands, dampen then with water. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden. Serves 10 – 12.

Note: You can freeze the balls after they are shaped and use them on a different day. Just be sure that they are covered in some way.

Cost:
frozen spinach – $1.89
stuffing mix – $1.09
parmesan cheese – $1.99
butter – $1.75/pound
scallions – $2.50
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $5.82

January 30, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -super snacks, -vegetables | , , , , , | 1 Comment