Here is a tasty $10 meal your family will love. This stir-fried meal is possible only because we had some leftover peppers, cauliflower, ginger and onion in the refrigerator. When you stir-fry these together with inexpensive pork loin and Udon noodles from Cash and Carry you will have plenty of healthy food to eat for under $10. Continue reading
This may sound like scrambled eggs to you but this meal:
- Offers lots of nutritious additions.
- Is also very flexible so you can use what is in your garden and pantry.
- Can be easily assembled for under $10
Here is how to put this together. Continue reading
The Family Meals Project is partnering with WSU Extension’s Food $ense Program, and The Ferndale Food Bank to explore a new idea; “Meal of the Month.” The main course for May is a One-Skillet Chicken & Veggie Meal. This is an interesting idea and there are many options for using available food either from the food bank or your own pantry. You can use this recipe as a framework and then change the meat, grain and vegetable to fit your needs. Continue reading
We all know it is important to have a well-stocked pantry for emergencies. But more than that, it lays the foundation for assembling hundreds of different meals. It is important to take care in choosing the food in order to save space, money and the nutritional value of the food.
There are many things to consider so we’ll post our ideas in three segments, Here are some tips and tricks for you to think about. Continue reading
The Free Lunch by Don R
“There’s no such thing.” you say?
Well guess again. This salmon loaf lunch could have been free if I had warmed up planned-over soup to round out the meal. Instead, I chose to add some cottage cheese and pineapple that was left from a previous dinner. So, that’s kind of free is it not? Here is how we calculated the cost of this almost free meal. Continue reading
Shepherd’s pie is a comfort food that originated in Great Britain. Since the English elite confiscated all the grain, the commoners resorted to using potatoes as a food staple. The Irish cooked meat and vegetables together with wine and Worcestershire sauce then put that in a pot lined (or not) with mashed potatoes. After covering the meat with potatoes it was baked ’till done. Continue reading
Turkey a la King was a family favorite many years ago. Now, after our FMP fundraiser and Thanksgiving, we have lots of pulled turkey and chicken in the freezer. What to do?
- Thaw a 2 Cup package of turkey in the fridge,
- make a tasty white sauce,
- stir in the turkey and a few vegetables,
and now you have a main entrée that can be served over bread, biscuits, potatoes, rice or noodles. Read more about including this in a budget-friendly meal. Continue reading
What if fill in the blank ? We’ve all been there: running late, company shows up unannounced, you open a package and the meat is spoiled, or the bag of rice is full of bugs. What are you going to do for dinner? Do you have”sponges” in your pantry?
Well-prepared teachers use “sponges” when there is a disaster in the classroom. These are emergency activities stored in the closet. Likewise, a well-stocked cupboard or freezer will often save your day during a home emergency. Here are five foods you can have ready so you can assemble a $10 emergency family meal that is quick, easy and delicious. Continue reading
$10 meal: Baked Chicken and Steamed Veggies by Don R
Watch for sales and stock up. Chicken thighs were $.98 per lb at Fred Meyer and assorted frozen veggies are available anytime for $1 per lb package at The Dollar Store. When put together with a green salad and day-old bread you can feed a family for under ten dollars. To save time, the thighs can be slow cooked but we chose baked to get a nicely browned meat. Steamed squash, peas ‘n corn, and cauliflower fill half the plate. Continue reading
It’s time to clean out your cupboard and rid yourself of the odds and ends of pasta. But don’t throw them out. Use them in a simple pasta meal. This slow cooked or baked pasta recipe uses any thick pasta noodle, shell, tube or wheel. With budget-friendly ingredients, salad, frozen vegetables, a simple dessert and a fancy bread, you can feed your family for less than $10. Continue reading