Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Frugal Recipes

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.

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.

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!


  1. Yum! Cheryl, like always, your recipes are fast easy to do and remember and delicious! Thanks for posting them!

  2. My mouth is just watering reading that last recipe...it sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you girls.
      I love quick and simple and tasty. Oh, and of course frugal!!!!