Cranberry Stew

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 25, 2008

Winners of the Pasta and Sauce Dinner Giveaway are…
47 – Melissa who said, “Mmmm….pasta with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Or maybe a baked ziti. I love pasta!”
4 – Angel who said, “I’d make baked ziti, I made it for 2 families at church over the last few weeks, and have been craving it again! MMM it so good with some homemade breadsticks!”
35 – CC who said, “If I won I’d make a yummy baked pasta dish! :)”
Timestamp: 2008-11-25 22:11:20 UTC
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Well, the official Thanksgiving feast preparation has begun! Today I started preparing this GF cornbread stuffing, and also prepared the bread cubes for regular stuffing for our other guests (photos below).
Homemade bread cubes…put them into a clean grocery bag or gallon Ziploc, add salt, pepper and poultry seasoning and “Shake”! I will leave these in the bag until Thursday morning, so all I’ve got to do is add in the stock, onion and celery. Simple as that! (For more on Kitchen Tips Tuesday, visit Tammy’s Recipes!)
I will add the broth and other goodies on Thanksgiving morning. The apple pie that I made at MOPS the other week is now thawing in the fridge. And the “to do” list is longer for tomorrow. I will post the cost breakdown of our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night.

~1 lb stew beef ($2.32)
1/2 bag cranberries ($.50)
1/2 onion, chopped ($.15)
2 stalks celery, chopped ($.10)
1/2 cup rice ($.20)
8 oz can crushed pineapple ($.59)
1 granny smith apple, chopped ($.25)
1 cup apple juice ($.15)
1/2 bag Cascadian Farm organic frozen green beans ($.75)

1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT rice in the crockpot. Set on low for 8 hours. Add rice an hour before you want to eat. If there is not enough liquid, add a cup or so of water for the rice to soak up!
2. Cook frozen green beans on stovetop or microwave. Serve on the side. This stew will certainly warm your tummy on a brisk fall day! And a perfect “pre-Thanksgiving” stew!

Cost $5.01

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Angel November 25, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Woo Hoo! This is exciting! Thank you so much!!!


Love-in-a-little-house December 5, 2008 at 12:07 am

I’m making this cranberry stew tomorrow. :)


Love-in-a-little-house December 6, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Made this stew and unfortunately, it was not good. Very strange, tangy taste. Maybe some spices and less fruit would help?? My crew usually laps this sort of thing up but after a couple of bites, we were all disappointed. :(


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