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Old 06-14-2009, 11:29 AM   #491
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*googles kraft dinner*

Ohhhhh...macaroni and cheese. Okay. Thanks!

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Old 07-02-2009, 08:19 AM   #492
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Yumm... pregnant woman is very hungry now, lol. It's only 8am. I think I'm a little late to this... but here's mine. Didn't read all the posts so I hope it's not a repeat.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole... close to $5 at least

2chicken breasts
1/2 onion
celery (i'm really bad at measureing, maybe 1c)
1can corn
can of chicken broth (optional)
1/2c salsa (more/less to taste)
chedder cheese
1pkg corn bread mix
1small can green chilis
1tbsp (aprx) cornstarch

dice chicken
Boil chicken in can of broth (I usually just use a couple cups of water w/salt, pepper, garlic or whatever spices i feel like or use leftover chicken)
After a couple of min add onion and celery to pot
Once chicken is cooked reduce to simmer add corn & salsa
mix cornstarch w/cold water so there are no clumps and add to pot. Allow to thicken some.
Pour everything into baking dish
top with cheese, then green chilis, then corn bread
bake according to corn bread directions.
SOooooo yummy, i just hope that I remembered everything for the recipe.

another favorite
mac n cheese w/left over chicken breast and peas... love it with the alfredo mac n cheese or spaghetti with alfredo sauce too... we use wildtree's powdered kind and its pretty cheap because i don't use as much as it calls for and its not near as rich as the jars. this stuff is the only thing i can get my 17month old to eat half the time that's semi healthy

Everything else i can think of has been posted already.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:28 AM   #493
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Wow! Wonderful thread and great ideas ladies. here is a super cheap dessert, very yummy too boot

Peach Cobbler
6-8 Fresh peaches (peeled or unpeeled)
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I never add these)
2 Tbsp cinnamon/sugar mix
Spread cut up peaches evenly in bottom of 13x9 inch pan. Sprinkle with dry cake mix completely covering fruit. Pour melted butter over entire cobbler. Sprinkle top with chopped pecans and cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
I usually let the cut up peaches soak a minute in some cinnamon and sugar before spreading them on the bottom of the pan. But you don't have to it is great either way!!
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Yumm... pregnant woman is very hungry now, lol. It's only 8am. I think I'm a little late to this... but here's mine. Didn't read all the posts so I hope it's not a repeat.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole... close to $5 at least

2chicken breasts
1/2 onion
celery (i'm really bad at measureing, maybe 1c)
1can corn
can of chicken broth (optional)
1/2c salsa (more/less to taste)
chedder cheese
1pkg corn bread mix
1small can green chilis
1tbsp (aprx) cornstarch

dice chicken
Boil chicken in can of broth (I usually just use a couple cups of water w/salt, pepper, garlic or whatever spices i feel like or use leftover chicken)
After a couple of min add onion and celery to pot
Once chicken is cooked reduce to simmer add corn & salsa
mix cornstarch w/cold water so there are no clumps and add to pot. Allow to thicken some.
Pour everything into baking dish
top with cheese, then green chilis, then corn bread
bake according to corn bread directions.
SOooooo yummy, i just hope that I remembered everything for the recipe.
So, do you just pour the corn bread mix on top? Or, do you make the mix according to directions and then pour it on top?

This sounds soooo good! Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:35 AM   #495
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So, do you just pour the corn bread mix on top? Or, do you make the mix according to directions and then pour it on top?

This sounds soooo good! Thanks!
That would be helpful, huh? You make it according to the directions and then pour over the top. Also, It won't look like you have enough cornbread...won't spread to the edges unless you get a spoon and actually spread it out, but when it bakes it will go to the edges
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That would be helpful, huh? You make it according to the directions and then pour over the top. Also, It won't look like you have enough cornbread...won't spread to the edges unless you get a spoon and actually spread it out, but when it bakes it will go to the edges
Thank you! I am such a novice in the kitchen, so I just wanted to be sure!
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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Boil some egg noodles, set aside
Boil 2 chicken breasts, shred
Combine noodles, chicken, add pesto sauce

Very easy and great cold or hot!
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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Boil some egg noodles, set aside
Boil 2 chicken breasts, shred
Combine noodles, chicken, add pesto sauce

Very easy and great cold or hot!
I do this but add a can of diced tomatoes and then sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese after it's been dished up! It is so yummy! It's one of the dishes I make if I have a play date here and the mom and kids stay for lunch. The kids might not like it, but it's nice dish for the mom and myself to eat. It's not really a $5 meal for us as the pesto is about $5 at my grocery store. I should see if I can find it cheaper somewhere.
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I'm from Edmonton where out of season fresh vegies are super expensive. Here is a traditional Dutch recipe we ate once a week when I was growing up:

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5-6 big potatoes peeled and chopped
5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
smoked sausage
Boil together until vegies are tender. Remove sausage. Mash vegies with hot milk and a bit of margarine. Serve with sausage.
Variation:
omit sausage. Mix 1lb ground beef with some bread crumbs, steak spice, egg, and worchestershire sauce. Make into 6 big meatballs. Brown meatballs. Add 1 cup water and one package gravy mix. Simmer until meatballs are done and serve over mashed vegies.

This can also be made by boiling the potatoes with kale instead of carrots. Super yummy, very healthy, and cheap!
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #500
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Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe!!! This is now one of our staples and every time I make this for someone they cant stop talking about how good it is!!
I agree! This is sooo yummy! I added soy sauce to it. Everybody loved it! BTW, it's the lemon chicken on pg 44.
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