Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Recipes and Frugal things I did these last two weeks

Recently I started meeting with other moms who either have children who attend the same preschool as my daughter or attend bible study at the church where the preschool meets. We are sharing all things related to being frugal - couponing, making homemade foods and other household items, gardening, freezer cooking, canning, etc.  

Today I shared the following.

My menu this week and last included the following along with some frugal things I did to either preserve something for later use in a recipe or just to save money.
Breakfast                                                                                        Bread
Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal                                                      Sweet Milk Bread - King’s Hawaiian bread
Breakfast Burritos                                                                         Clone of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls

Dinner                                                                                             Vegetables

Crockpot Rotisserie Style Chicken                                              Best Broccoli of your life

Simple Crockpot Vegetable Soup                                                Roasted Asparagus

WW General Tso’s Chicken                                                          Artichoke dip with homemade pita chips

Carrot Ginger soup

Desserts

Magic Shell ice cream topping

Everyday things I did to be Frugal:
* Flash froze celery to use later in soups - chopped, flash froze on a baking sheet then put into quart ziploc bag
                      
* Froze cilantro in water using ice cube trays - pour water into ice cube trays, not filling completely. Tear leaves off and place in the water, freeze, pop cubes into quart freezer bags              

* Helped mom make homemade dishwasher powder      

* Made homemade Thousand Island dressing

* Froze buttermilk and heavy cream in ice cube trays - pour into ice cube trays then store cubes in ziploc bags

* Froze chopped green onion and fresh ginger - chop green onions and store in ziploc bag. Peel ginger and cut into 2" pieces, store in ziploc bags

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