The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza

This is the BEST pizza!! It was supper last night 🙂

What you’ll need:

3 cups biscuit mix
2/3 cup very hot water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 smoked string cheese pieces. cut lengthwise in half (you can use regular string cheese if you prefer)
¼ cup Italian-style tomato paste
1 small onion, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
½ package (3.5-oz size) sliced pepperoni
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained, if desired
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

In large bowl, stir biscuit mix, water and oil until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Let stand 8 minutes. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Grease 12-inch pizza pan with shortening or cooking spray. Press dough on bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Place string cheese along edge of dough. Fold 1 inch edge of dough over and around cheese; press to seal. Bake 7 minutes. Spread tomato paste over crust. Top with onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni and olives. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Slice into 8 pieces. Serve with parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers.

Cost:
biscuit mix – $3.00
string cheese – $2.59/pkg
tomato paste – $0.49/can
onion – $1.12
bell pepper – $0.90
mushrooms – $1.25
pepperoni – $1.69
shredded cheese – mozzarella – $2.85
Total – $9.19

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March 12, 2009 Posted by | -kids favorites, -pizza, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Baked rice pilaf

What you’ll need:

½ c butter
1 large onion, sliced thin
1 c mushrooms, sliced
½ c bell pepper, finely chopped
1 c uncooked regular long grain rice
1 dash thyme
2 c chicken or beef broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, cook the onion, pepper and mushroom in ¼ c butter. Set aside. In the same skillet, heat remaining butter and rice slightly. Add broth and heat through. Stir in vegetable mixture. Pour into a casserole dish and bake 40 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Feeds 6.

Cost:
butter – $1.75/pound
onion – $1.12
mushrooms – $3.00
bell pepper – $0.90
rice – $2.12
bouillon cubes – $1.89/jar of 20
Total – $5.79

December 27, 2008 Posted by | -casseroles, -rice, -vegetables, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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