Today I am going to list a couple frugal recipes that could easily be made from your pantry of basics. These may just help jazz up your diet, if SHTF.
IN A PINCH BISCUITS
3 C self-rising flour
1 1/2 C buttermilk or regular milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
Mix all ingredients together and drop by a large tablespoon onto a greased pan. Place them close together. (personally I leave room as I like crunchy outsides). Pour 4 tablespoons of melted butter over the top (optional).
Bake at 450* for about 20 minutes.
These would be yummy with gravy, jelly, butter, etc. Love biscuits with soup and stew as well - you can stretch your main dish, by using less of it, when you add biscuits.
CHEESY PASTA PIE
3 C cooked pasta (any type you like)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 C parmesan cheese (divided)
1 1/4 C pasta sauce
1 tsp. dried oregano (optional according to your taste)
Combine pasta, butter, and 1/4 cup of cheese and spread into a lightly greased 10" glass pie plate. Pour sauce over the top, add oregano if using, and top with balance of cheese.
Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Makes 8 servings.
Would be great served with a little salad and some garlic toast.
Last night for dinner I made 'baked pasta'. I made just a tad different from this. Enough pasta for 2 cooked. Mixed with one egg, and a jar of homemade pasta sauce (pint), and about 1/4 C parmesan cheese. Placed in an 8" square baking pan, and topped with a bit more cheese. Baking directions the same as above. YUM
Frugal eating is the best!