• Crafts
  • Do it Yourself
  • Frugal Living
  • Gift Ideas
  • Holidays
  • Mixes
  • Money Matters
  • Recipes
  • Tips-n-Tricks
  • Contact Us
    • Crab Newburg over Old Bay Pasta - Dirt Cheap

      Part of learning how to feed a family of 4 for less than $250 a month is learning how to take advantage of the resources you have on hand. In this particular case, this entire delectable Crab dish cost less than $2.50 to feed the entire family, including leftovers for a 2nd meal.

      We live on the East Coast and had the pleasure of taking advantage of the recreational crabbing that is available here. Last fall we spent a fun weekend crabbing, which resulted in several packages of delicious crabmeat being packed away into the freezer to enjoy later in the season.

      For this particular recipe you'll need:

      • 3 Tbs Butter/margarine
      • 3 T. Flour
      • 1/2 tsp Paprika
      • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
      • 3/4 c. Water
      • 1 1/4 c. Milk
      • 1/2 c. Sherry (If you're using Cooking sherry- keep in mind that it's HEAVILY salted and it will change the flavor of the sauce). In a pinch a light white wine can be substituted for the sherry. (such as Zinfandel, or Pinot Grigio).
      • Crab Meat or Cooked Shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups)
      • Old Bay Pasta or Freshly Baked Biscuits

      Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, add the flour & seasonings, stirring well. Allow it brown slightly, add water, continually stirring, add milk. Bring to a light boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the sherry. Continue cooking until the mixture is thick and smooth.
      Add the crab meat, stirring gently until warmed through. Canned crab can be use in place of fresh crab.
      Serve over fresh hot cooked pasta or freshly baked biscuits. Due to the colors of the pasta and the cream sauce, this isn't a particularly pretty dish. You could add 1 tsp of chopped fresh parsley for a bit of color.


      Cost of this Recipe broken down: Amount Used in Recipe
      Real Butter $2. lb (purchased on sale). 1 lb = 24 Tablespoons = .08 per Tablespoon $0.24
      Crab- 2 cups Free
      Old Bay Pasta .20
      Seasonings .04
      Milk- 1 Gal for $3. = 16 cups =.19 per cup .27
      Sherry - $1.98 bottle .50
      Flour (5lb bag is $2.29) 20 c. flour in 5lbs/ 16T per cup= 320 Tbs per 5lb bag = .007cents per Tablespoon .03
      Total Cost of Recipe $1.28

      Even if you had to Purchase canned Crabmeat, you could STILL make this recipe for under $3. for your family.


      Have something you'd like to add? Register & Login to add your own comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions.

      As always, Registration is Free!

    • Disclaimer: The use of any trademarked names on or within the pages of Budget101.com should not be considered an endorsement by the trademark holders. All Trademark rights remain the property of their respective holders and are solely being used a brief descriptive of the recipes being provided.

    • Google+ Pinterest Twitter youtube Facebook

      More Frugal Stuff...

      budget

      Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Jars of Talenti

      Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of jars of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because they may inadvertently contain peanuts...

      budget 02-28-2015, 04:20 PM Go to last post
      Budget101

      Public Notification: Libigrow XXX Treme contains hidden drug ingredient

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Libigrow XXX Treme, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an...

      Budget101 02-28-2015, 03:00 PM Go to last post
      Budget101

      Public Notification: Nine Slim contains hidden drug ingredient

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Nine Slim, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of...

      Budget101 02-28-2015, 03:00 PM Go to last post
      Budget101

      Public Notification: Seven Slim contains hidden drug ingredient

      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Seven Slim, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of...

      Budget101 02-28-2015, 03:00 PM Go to last post
    • Keep Reading . . .

      Breakfast BurritosBreakfast Burritos


      Make your own Breakfast Burrito's loaded with your favorite burrito fillings, hearty wraps of bacon, sausage, cheese, eggs and sauteed veggies


      Copycat AmatoCopycat Amato's Italian Sub Rolls


      Make your own Copycat Amato's Italian sandwich rolls- if you can't make it to New England, don't worry, you can make it at home


      Copycat Jiffy Corn Muffin MixCopycat Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix


      Want some piping hot fresh corn muffins in a Jiffy? Well, here's my favorite copycat recipe for those convenient, yet pricey little boxes that make about 6 muffins!