Imagination is key today!!!!! Just remember that every recipe was an IDEA inside someone's head at one time or another. Someone made that recipe up!! You can too.
Get creative and save some money.
An old time favorite. I remember making these as a kid - and still love them today.
Ramen stew. Use an inexpensive pack of Ramen noodles and add all kinds of veggies and bits of meat if desired. This is a great way to use leftovers and a cheap packet of soup. It is cheap, tasty, and you don't waste a thing.
A packet of easy biscuit mix that I got in a gift basket at Christmas. I threw in a extra handful of shredded cheese before baking. Oh my goodness they are good. Make any biscuit mix you have or your favorite easy biscuit recipe and think about jazzing it up. Throw in a handful of any type of shredded cheese or maybe some chopped jalapenos. Heck, you could even sweet-ify them buy adding some chocolate chips and sprinkling with sugar. Biscuits are easy and super cheap to make.
Biscuits and gravy are a good combo as well. Think about making a yummy and easy gravy to smother those tasty biscuits.
If you don't have a pound of sausage to use - place 3 - 4 tablespoons of bacon grease or flavorful oil in a skillet and follow the recipe without the meat. You can also make gravy from any mix you might have on hand. Beef, pork or chicken gravy would all be tasty over biscuits or toasted bread. NOT every meal has to balanced! Filling can mean so much when money is tight or the pantry is low.
Can't get much easier than this. Just enough for a sweet treat!
Here are a couple of substitution charts as well. These are helpful to print out and keep close at hand. We have all discovered we are out of something after starting a recipe. Substitutes are wonderful to have on hand.
Hope these help someone. Food and goodies don't have to be fancy or expensive. We can have goodness, variety and wonderful food for little money.
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Enjoy my friends.