What kinds of big frugal meals do you make to feed all those hungry kids?

Q.  What kinds of big frugal meals do you make to feed all those hungry kids?

A.  Right now, I’m cooking lots of soups.  Soup is great because you don’t need a lot of meat.  I’m also cooking a lot of beans.  I’m working on my list of frugal foods.  Know this though, from my extremely poverty stricken days.  If you have flour, baking powder, canola oil, and salt, your family won’t starve.  That’s all you need to make basic biscuits.  That was a mainstay for our family for awhile.  Also, oatmeal is a cheap breakfast.  If you don’t make bread now, you need to learn to make some basic bread.  Think  about “making something from nothing”.  I’ll write more about this later.  Here are a couple of web sites that I found helpful in finding new recipes:
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Crock Pot Mistake

Crock Pot Mistake

A Narrative of Correctional Cooking


One busy morning, I decided to prepare a nice casserole in my Crock Pot while I was out for the day.

This is the story of that casserole.

I put 1 box (16 oz) of brown rice in the Crock Pot.

I added 6 cups of water, thinking it would make the rice, well, ricey!

I put in 3 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (thawed, but it wouldn’t matter, if you cooked it longer).

I added 1 family sized cream of chicken soup and 1 can of water.

I found half an envelope of onion soup mix and mixed that in, too.

I cooked it all day anticipating a yummy casserole.

Time to open it up! It smells great!

Uh, hmm, this doesn’t look right!

It looks like boiled chicken!

Ugh! So… let’s make soup!

I chopped up the chicken, added a bag of frozen broccoli, and a little salt and pepper.

The family loved it!

A new family favorite!

God bless!


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