My family has been pinching pennies trying to adjust to the tightening economy. Getting creative with meals seems to be on of the best ways for us to make these cuts. Feeding hungry boys can get expensive, but there are ways to make the meals stretch and still leave everyone satisfied.
Angel Food Ministries has been one of the paths we have taken to stretch the grocery budget. Our total purchases in May came out to be just over $300 – but that broke down to less than $5 per entrée. I want to share some of the recipes that have come out of the Angel Food treasures and also other recipes that my family claims as winners.
For a recipe to make it to my list, it will have to be cheap, easy and tasty. Do you have any recipes that would fit this description? Send me an email and I’ll include it in the site with a link to your website. Also, please come back and comment about any of the recipes that you try.
Beef Pot Pie
This recipe started from one I found on the internet. I confess that I rarely follow a recipe, so you are getting my version.
Left over roast – 1 cup
Left over potatoes – cubed and cooked, 1 cup
Left over carrots – cooked, 1 cup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can beef broth
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl. Add on can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of beef broth. Mix all together thoroughly. Cover a casserole dish with spray oil and pour in the mixed ingredients. Place the pie crust on top to seal the pie. Be sure to poke a few holes in the pie crust. (I used two deep dish pie crusts – one as the container and one for the top).
Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.
This dish made from left overs only cost me $4.00 and fed my family of five when served with some biscuits. It was a HUGE hit and will definitely be one for my remake list. I also think I make use left over chicken as well (with cream of chicken soup and chicken broth).
Did you give it a try?