Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This recipe is from vickislowcarbkitchen.com
(Vicki’s Low Carb Kitchen.com)
4-6 oz. Meat of choice (bacon, sausage, ham, ground meat etc)
1-2 cups chopped or shredded veggies (broccoli slaw, squash, onions, pepper or other veggies of choice)
1/2cup of cheese (any cheese you like)
Sauté until meat browns and veggies are tender. Divide between two microwaveable freezer-to-oven bowls with lids. Top with the cheese.
Wipe out skillet and add a little butter or coconut oil
Scramble eggs with a bit of cream if you like them fluffy. Season to taste
Split the eggs between the two bowls. Allow to cool completely before putting on the lid or you will have watery eggs.
“Note: If you will be storing these in for more than a few days, I'd suggest you freeze them until you need them. Also I find that placing a folded paper towel on top of the eggs before placing in the fridge. It helps keep condensation for creating watery eggs. If you will be carrying these to work, those disposable forks you buy for picnics fit wonderfully inside the Ziploc throw away bowls so you don't have to worry about losing a piece of your flatware. I just toss it back in the bowl, bring it home, and wash. Then it's ready for the next one.”
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Eggs tend to be cheap this time of year, so I looked through some of my egg recipes for something different. I added a bunch to as separate Eggs cookbook on SparkRecipe. I haven't tried all of them, and they vary in cost.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I made a quiche today. Turned out not to be budget, but then I wasn't really aiming for that. Here's what I used.
ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND SPINACH QUICHE
8 oz sour cream
1 lb sausage
8 oz mushrooms
4 oz spinach
8 oz mozzarella
1/2 small onion
Put the eggs and sour cream in the blender and keep them whirling away while you make the rest of the quiche.
Cook the sausage most of the way, then add the chopped onion and sliced mushrooms. My sausage was very lean and I had to add a tablespoon of lard. Meanwhile, nuke the frozen chopped spinach for about 3 minutes, then add to the sausage and other veggies.
While that's all cooking away, shred the cheese and add it to the eggs and sour cream. keep them whirling til the meat and veggies are done.
Put the meat and veggie mixture in an 8x8 or 9x9 cake pan or a 10" pie pan. Pour the egg mixture over it. Bake at 350 for about an hour.
Makes 4 big servings, or 6 servings if you have something with it, like a salad.
Total cost = $7.60, or $1.90 per serving for four servings
To make it cheaper, use only half a pound of sausage and leave out the mushrooms or use fewer of them. Add some extra spinach to make up for it. Or use more eggs and more spinach and leave the rest the same. Using 6 eggs, 8 oz of spinach, no mushrooms and a pound of sausage, the total cost would be $6.47, or $1.08 per serving for six servings, with very little difference in how it tastes or the size of the servings. Or $1.35 per serving if you leave in the mushrooms. Use a 9x13 cake pan if you make the bigger batch.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Actually, this is the site that I meant to link to as a source of budget paleo recipes.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
I don't know how to price yesterday's food. Breakfast, lunch and supper were ok, but then I made the fillings for two bacon/swiss/onion quiche and two hamburger/cheddar/bacon/mushroom/onion/spi
nach quiche, and ate some of it as I went. I'll have the same problem today, when I grated the cheese for all four quiche and ate some of it as I went. And then I'm taking the four quiche to church. I'll eat some of it, and maybe something someone else takes, depending on what it is. So these two days will be sort of discombobulated.
By the way, I leave on Wednesday for a week in Idaho. I leave about 5 am and return the following Wednesday about midnight. I'll take almonds, cheese and Slim Jims to eat along the way. There used to be a Quizdo (sp?) right by the terminal I fly out of in Salt Lake City, and I could get a double meat and cheese sandwich on lettuce instead of bread. Yum! But then they "improved" the offerings at the airport so it's no longer there. Eating on plan at Mom's house isn't a problem. I've been so stubborn about eating low carb for so long that I'm too embarrassed to not eat properly in front of my family! Poor Mama. She has always said that you had to eat what was put in front of you, but I don't do that. And then since she let me eat "my" way she had to let my neice eat "her" way, which is vegetarian. Libby has been vegetarian for three or four years now, since she was about 6 or 7. I think for sort of the same reason I still eat low carb in front of Mom - she's made such a fuss about not eating anything with meat or animal products (eggs and cheese are ok) that she's too stubborn now to change, at least in front of her family.
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