Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Pearled Onions


My December "clear out the pantry" challenge continues.  Tonight in the form of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Pearled Onions. I pulled a whole chicken from the freezer and cooked it in the slow cooker on Saturday.  My plan was to then use half the cooked and shredded chicken for this soup, and the rest for BBQ chicken sandwiches for lunch yesterday.  I also saved the broth … [Read more...]

Beef and Mushroom Kebabs – $5 Dinner Challenge


I made these the other night...I made an extra trip to the store to get the ingredients needed for this morning's news segment...and spotted some $.99 whole mushrooms.  I see them often for $.99 in the mark down basket in the produce section. I found more this morning...sliced this time. I don't typically buy extra food when I'm getting food for news segments, but I couldn't … [Read more...]

Grilled Mushroom Burgers


Grilled Mushrooms and Onions atop a Grilled Burger. Yes, please! Drizzle a little steak sauce over the top. Scrumdidily-umptious! Grilled Mushroom Burgers Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 20 minutes Cooking Time - 15-25 minutes Ingredients 1.5 lb ground beef ($2.23) 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ($.05) 1 small white onion ($.40) 1 pint … [Read more...]

Mushroom Barley Soup


UPDATED with cooking time! Oops!!! When I saw mushrooms marked down at the store...I took advantage...and I made this soup!  That night. I found (and slightly modified) the recipe in the Smuckers Family Favorite Recipes booklet. Scrum-didli-umptious! Mushroom Barley Soup Adapted from: Smuckers Family Favorite Recipes Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - … [Read more...]