Tara’s Tastiest for $10
It came to me while sitting in Fall Retreat, one of the best things to share with my fellow sisters is great recipes. I love food and cooking it, however, I don’t really care to spend a fortune on making it. Also with many of us being in college we would love to enjoy a home cooked meal but we don’t have an endless budget for food. For the Fall 2011 semester, I decided I want to share some cheap meals that I have learned to make on a budget. The first Sunday of every month I will post 3 meals for all of you to enjoy! I do give credit to my wonderful mother for most of these recipes and I want to thank her for opening me up to the world of cooking when I was growing up!
Oriental Stir-Fry-this is a great cheap and fast meal
2 Packages Kroger Stir-Fry Vegetables with Noodles
1 lb of Hamburger
6 tsp Soy Sauce
- Brown hamburger in a skillet. Move to one side when done.
- Pour in vegetables and noodles; stir occasionally until it is thawed.
- Add soy sauce. Mix and let heat for 5 minutes.
Rotel Fiesta Chicken
1 T Oil
6-8 Chicken Drumsticks
1 cup uncooked Rice
2 cans Rotel
3 green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Cook Chicken in oil until skin is brown; remove from pan.
- Stir 1 cup of water, rice, Rotel, and onions into the pan and bring to a boil.
- Place chicken over rice.
- Cover, reduce heat to low; cook for 20 minutes.
- Add cheese and cover again for 5-7 minutes.
Tuna Mac’N’Cheese-discovered this dish by mixing things I randomly found in my pantry one evening.
1 package of Elbow Macaroni
1 package of Velveeta
2-3 packages/cans Tuna
Potato chips or corn flakes
- Cut up the Velveeta into chunks. Begin melting it in a casserole dish in the microwave. It does not have to be completely melted.
- Cook macaroni, drain, and put into the casserole dish.
- Mix in the tuna, drain if necessary, until evenly blended.
- Crush potato chips or corn flakes and sprinkle on top.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.