The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Cheesy Stuffed Eggs

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This variation of deviled eggs is unbelievably delicious! This recipe makes 12 stuffed eggs.

What you’ll need:

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 c pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (like EZ Cheese)
2 Tbl mayonnaise
2 Tbl Dijon mustard
2 Tbl finely chopped parsley

Slice eggs lengthwise in half (longways). Remove yolks and set white halves on a plate. Mix yolks with remaining ingredients. Spoon or pipe (fill a pastry bag with mix and squeeze out) filling into egg halves. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cost:
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (EZ Cheese) – $2.98
mayonnaise – $3.12
mustard – $1.28
Total – $3.89

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -vote for Foodista contest, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, SIDE DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment

Citrus chicken and rice

One of the great things about the Campbell’s website is the Meal Mail they send out. There are several different Campbell products that you can choose from to receive Meal Mail from and they send recipes using those products right to your email every day. I have, of course, signed up for Meal Mail on every product LOL Today I received my Meal Mail using Swanson® products.

Citrus Chicken and Rice
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.

What you’ll need:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
3/4 cup orange juice
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Cook the chicken in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until it’s well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

Stir the stock, orange juice, onion and rice in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked though and the rice is tender. Stir in the parsley.

Tip: For a special touch, cook orange slices in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until they’re lightly browned. Serve over the chicken.

Serves 4.

Cost:
chicken breast – $5.00/4 pack
chicken stock – $2.09
orange juice – $2.99/gallon
onion – $1.12
rice – $2.12
Total – $9.31

March 23, 2009 Posted by | -chicken, -rice, MAIN DISHES, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Irish stew

My friend Sherri asked if I would be interested in sharing a post with her for St. Patrick’s Day. I would love too! She asked that it either be an Irish recipe or a green recipe (the color not the action…you know what I mean…Go green!) so today I bring you Irish Stew! Be sure to visit Sherri over at Everything in Moderation for more great St. Patrick’s Day recipes!!

Everything in Moderation: Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage

Irish Stew:

What you’ll need:

6 – 8 small lamb chops
1 Tbl oil
3 – 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 c finely shredded cabbage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large white leek, thinly sliced
12 small white onions
1 ½ c celery, diced
1 ½ c peas
Salt & pepper
Parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns, thyme and rosemary tied up in a cheesecloth

Lay the chops in a single layer in a large stockpot; season with salt and pepper. Brown both sides over medium-high heat. Drain off fat and cover chops with water. You want just enough water to cover them. Put seasoning pack (the herbs you put in cheesecloth) into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for peas and simmer for another 20 minutes. Stir in peas and continue simmering until potatoes are tender (about 10 more minutes). Remove herb pack before serving. Feeds 6.

Cost:
lamb chops – $3.50/lb
potatoes – $2.00/5 lb bag
cabbage – $2.00
onion – $1.12
leeks – $2.25
small onions – $1.50/bunch
celery – $0.99
frozen peas – $1.68
Total – $13.84

March 4, 2009 Posted by | -lamb, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Homemade tartar sauce

So much better than store bought.

What you’ll need:

¼ c mayonnaise
1 ½ tsp minced parsley
1 ½ tsp dill pickle relish, drained
1 tsp chopped pimento stuffed olives
¾ tsp dried minced onion

Combine all ingredients. Cover and chill until cold before serving. Makes 2 servings.

Cost:
mayonnaise – $2.50
relish – $1.99
olives – $2.25
Total – $0.67

December 26, 2008 Posted by | -sauces/toppings/marinades/dressings, SEAFOOD/FISH | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sausage-cheese balls


Great for parties!

What you’ll need:

3 c biscuit mix
1 lb pork sausage
4 c (16 oz) shredder cheddar cheese
½ c grated parmesan cheese
½ c milk
½ tsp dried rosemary leaves, crushed
½ tsp parsley flakes
Barbecue sauce, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease pan. Mix together all ingredients except the barbecue sauce. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place in pan. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until brown and cooked through. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with barbecue sauce for dipping. Makes about 100 cheese balls.

Cost:
biscuit mix – $3.00
pork sausage – $1.89
shredded cheese – cheddar – $1.50
parmesan cheese – $1.99
milk – $3.99/gallon
Total – $7.39

December 20, 2008 Posted by | -party ideas, -sausage, SIDE DISHES | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment