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RECIPE: Concord Grape Pie

print Concord Grape Pie Ingredients 2 – 9″ pie crusts 5 cups concord grapes 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon lemon juice a pinch of salt Directions Wash and peel grapes, keep skins separate from pulp. Place grape pulp in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat for about 15 minutes. Occasionally mash with a potato masher to help break down pulp. Remove pulp from heat and press through a food mill or...

How to Freeze Summer Squash

With harvest season in full swing you may be wondering what to do with all that summer squash?! I like to freeze some of my summer squash to use during the winter. Here are step by step instructions on how I blanch and prepare my summer squash for the freezer. 1. Slice summer squash into ½ inch thick slices.             2. Throw several handfuls of sliced squash in a pot of bowling water....

RECIPE: Mexican Bake

print Mexican Bake Ingredients: 2 – 26.5 oz pasta sauce 2 – 16 oz salsa 2 – 14.5 oz rotini 2 – 1.25 oz taco mix 2 – 8 oz cheddar cheese 2 tsp chili Powder 2 lbs ground beef 4 cups onion Directions: Brown ground beef in a pan with onion. Follow instructions on preparing rotini. Boil until al dente. Combine all ingredients, except cheese. Place in oven safe dishes. Cover with cheddar...

Frugal Chicken Freezer Meals: 6 meals for $7.73

(This video was made when our site was NWO Savers but we are now ecoMomical Me!) In the above video I show you how I made 6 Freezer meals for $7.73 using split-chicken breast. If you can not watch the video then go to our ecoMomical Me YouTube Channel. While you are there be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. TIP: Watch the size of your portions, if a recipe makes way to much for your family for one meal, cut in half!...

RECIPE: Chicken Quesadillas

  print Chicken Quesadillas 1 – Split Chicken Breast 1 – 8-10 ct Tortillas 1 – packet Taco Seasoning 2 – 8oz packages of Shredded Cheese (we like ALOT of cheese!) Boil & shred split Chicken Breast. Mix Taco Seasoning & Shredded Chicken. On Tortilla layer chicken & cheese, and top with tortilla.. Fry in pan on medium heat. Top with tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, etc. To Freeze: Place...

RECIPE: Chicken & Noodle Casserole

print Chicken & Noodle Casserole 1 – Split Chicken Breast 1 – 16 oz bag of Noodles 2 – small cans of Cream of Chicken Soup 2 Tbl Butter 3/4 cup Milk Boil & shred split Chicken Breast. Boil noodles. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Transfer to oven safe dish. Top with crushed Saltine crackers. Bake at 350° for 45 – 60 minutes. Serving suggestions: biscuits and a vegetable Makes...

RECIPE: Chicken Enchiladas

print Chicken Enchiladas 1 – Split Chicken Breast 1 – 8 ct Tortillas 2 – can Refried Beans 1 – packet Taco Seasoning 2 – 8oz packages of Shredded Cheese 1 – small can Cream of Chicken Soup 1 – 8oz Sour Cream Boil & shred split Chicken Breast. Mix Taco Seasoning & Shredded Chicken. On Tortilla layer beans, chicken & cheese, wrap and place in oven safe dish. Mix sour...

RECIPE: Chicken Broth

print Chicken Broth Left over Chicken scraps 1 – onion 2 – whole carrots 2 – ribs of celery 6 – 8 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper parsley Combine all ingredients in stock pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours. Remove bones, skin & large veggies. Strain through colindar. Laddle into small freezer safe containers. (you can also can the broth) Label & freeze! To...

Freeze Ground Beef

Do you know the best way to freeze ground beef? I used to just throw the meat while still in the Styrofoam plate and wrapped in plastic straight into the freezer. Then it would take forever to thaw and can you say freezer burn! Then I learned how to “file freeze”! Take 1 lb of ground beef or chuck (1 lb = 1 cup) Place meat in a quart size freezer bag. Remove all air and flatten with a rolling pin. Place in...

Freeze Chopped Onion

Frugal Tip: Save money on onions by purchasing them at a rock bottom price and freezing! Currently in our area a stock up price for a 3 lb bag of Yellow Onions would be $1.00 or less! Gather items needed: Food Chopper (I use my Pampered Chef food chopper, but you could get a comparable one at Amazon or just use a knife) Knife Bowl Cutting board 1 cup measuring cup Ziploc Snack size bags or Ziploc Snack size...