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

Super simple pimento cheese

Just as the name implies, super simple.

What you’ll need:

2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 c shredded Colby cheese
2 (4oz) jars diced pimento peppers, drained
½ c Miracle Whip
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add more Miracle Whip if it’s not creamy enough. This recipe makes about 6 cups of pimento cheese. Keep refrigerated.

Cost:
shredded cheese – cheddar – $1.50
shredded cheese – Colby jack – $ 1.65
pimento – $3.00
miracle whip – $2.12
Total – $7.21

January 8, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -sauces/toppings/marinades/dressings, -vote for Foodista contest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Perfectly perfect potato salad

So to make my incredibly easy potato salad you only need 7 ingredients… 5 if you don’t count the salt and pepper.

What you’ll need:

potatoes
hard boiled eggs
pickles
mustard
miracle whip
salt & pepper

All you do is peel and wash about 7 good sized potatoes. My mother uses red potatoes because she says they are sweeter. Honestly I can’t taste the difference. She also leaves the skins on and I peel mine…it’s all a matter of personal taste. Cut the potatoes up into fairly large chunks. You don’t want them boiling away to nothing, we’re not making mashed potatoes after all. Boil them until a fork slides through the potato easily. Drain and cool. I usually put mine in the freezer if I’m in a hurry. Cut up some hard boiled eggs and dump them on top of the potatoes. Cut up some dill pickles on top of that. I cut my eggs and pickles a little on the big side just because I like to taste them. Add just a squirt of mustard. Any old mustard will do but I prefer good ole yellow mustard. Add salt and pepper, how much is up to you. Now here’s the important part. As a general rule I use real mayonnaise but for this recipe I use Miracle Whip. It has extra flavor that real mayonnaise doesn’t and it really spices up your potato salad. Trust me. The amount of mayo is totally up to you. Add more if you like creamy potato salad. A little less if you like it on the dry side. Stir it all up and ta-da! You have a great tasting potato salad that was quick and easy and everybody will ooh and ahh over your spectacular cooking skills!

Cost:
potatoes – $2.00/5 lb bag
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
pickles – $2.12/jar
mustard – $0.79
miracle whip – $2.12
Total: $8.12 with leftovers

This recipe was originally published on Happy At Home on 10/18/2008

December 7, 2008 Posted by | --potatoes, SIDE DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment