Mushroom Swiss Steak – $5 Dinner Challenge


I found in the freezer...6 eye of round steaks...that I bought back in early September.  The beautiful part is that I bought 6 eye of round steaks for just over $2!  They came in 2 packages, each with 3 steaks and each just over $2.  I used a $2 coupon for Private Selection beef from a Kroger mailer. Can't beat 6 eye of round steaks for just over $2!!! I stopped by one of … [Read more...]

Cranberry Chicken and Rice


So this meal was pretty good.  Came out a little on the bitter side, so I just sprinkled a little sugar over the cranberries on everyone's plate and we were all happy! could add a little extra sweetener in before you bake it, or you could do as I did. It really was tasty...after it was properly sweetened. And boy am I glad that I froze some fresh produce from … [Read more...]

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash


I have really enjoyed experimenting with butternut squash recipes this year! This one is a keeper!  A fantabulous side dish! Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Yield - 8 side dish servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 30 to 35 minutes Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 2-3 pounds) ($1.50) 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ($.10) 1/4 … [Read more...]

Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions


I use olive oil.  A lot of it. It's my preferred choice of "oil" for cooking.  So it's a definite BONUS when there are extra savings available for olive oil. Now on to the sweet caramelized onions... Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 55 minutes Ingredients 1 package chicken breasts (about … [Read more...]

How to Roast Pumpkin and Squash Seeds


1. Scoop seeds from squash or pumpkin. Remove as much of the flesh attached to the seeds as you can. If there's a little left, that's OK! 2. Spread seeds out on cookie sheet or in shallow metal baking pan in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder and garlic salt. Eyeball it! (Amounts will vary depending on how many seeds you are … [Read more...]