Italian Meal $1.20
Italian Meal at $1.20:
In Food Processor, whirl eggs and flour til resembles corn meal, drizzle
water until mixture begins to stick together and can be formed into a
doughball without sticking to your hands. Feed through pasta maker (or roll
by hand) until thinnest setting, Cut into desired shape...fettucini is fine.
Dunk into boiling, salted water until done, about 1 minute, drain and set to
the side. Makes 1 lb. Cost: 15 ?
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium zucchini, sliced very thin (or your favorite vegetable green beans,
eggplant, carrots, whatever)
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 tsp dried basil
garlic salt to taste
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (optional)
In a hot skillet, cook zucchini until softened, add remaining ingredients and
cook about one minute, until heated thoroughly. Place pasta into pan and stir
until well coated and serve with a sprinkle of the cheese. Makes 4-6 large
servings. Cost for all: 80?
bread of choice (good use for "heels" or ends of bread)
garlic or garlic powder
butter or margarine
Combine butter with one peeled garlic clove and melt (20 second in
microwave). Brush onto bread and bake about 5 minutes at 350F until toasted.
(Alternately, mix garlic powder with butter and spread on...but this will use
more butter). Cost for 4 piece: 5? maybe
Mix- 1C powedered milk
6 Tbsp cornstarch
1/3C cocoa (more or less)
1/4 Tsp vanilla
This is for storage. To use: Add 1C water to 1/2C mix stir well and cook over
medium heat, stirring until thick. Remove from heat and add 1 Tbsp butter and
1/42tsp vanilla. Makes 4, 4 oz servings. Cost: 20?
Southern Meal, Cost about 50?
Beans and Greens
1 lb white beans (or your favorite: pintos, black eyed peas, butter beans,
1 end chunk of ham or hamhock
Cover beans with water and bring to boil, pour off water and add fresh and
return to stove (or soak overnight and pour off before cooking). Place ham or
hamhock in with the beans and bring back to boil, cover, and turn the heat
down. Boil several hours until beans are cooked and meat begins to fall off
the bone. Remove bones and skin, and lid and boil a few minutes longer to
form "bean gravy". Serve with chow-chow, sliced onion or other condiment.
Makes enough for 4 people for AT LEAST two meals. Cost: Maybe 75? for both
This is my way, not the Southern way. I think cooking them the Southern way
makes them bitter...to do that you put them whole in the saucepan pan with
bacon drippings and a little water and cook until lifeless.
6C uncooked greens of choice (turnip, mustard, collard, or mixed), with tough
stems removed, roll up and cut into slivers
2-3 Tbsp butter
Melt butter in large skillet and stir-fry greens in the butter until color
changes and heated through. Serve with a bit of malt vinegar, if desired.
Makes about 6, 1/2C servings Cost: depends on time of year 30?
1C self-rising flour
2 Tbsp oil, melted shortening, melted butter, or bacon drippings (through the
crumbled bacon in, if you've got it!)
Combine all ingredients with enough milk to make a medium batter. Pour into
well greased and hot cast iron skillet, bake at 350F until done about 1/2
hour. Makes 8, 3" wedges. Cost: about 15 ?
Date: Wed Jun 12, 2002 12:54 pm
Subject: dinner under 2.00
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Re: Italian Meal $1.20
Sounds pretty tasty, and I the ingredients on hand, but think I'll use dry pasta.
Originally Posted by Budget101
A while back, I bought a boat load of different pastas on a really good sale plus had quite a few -very- good coupons on it...paid .05 per box. With the prices today, I doubt I can make it quite that cheap.
I know homemade pasta is much tastier than dried, but I wonder if there is a texture difference...
Re: Italian Meal $1.20
This post sure makes me hungry. I love pasta and beans. I would like to make my own pasta one day. That would be a blast.
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