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Eggs

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.

  
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100LBLIGHTER 3/20/2013 9:22PM

    I have been eating eggs the last few days....and I lost a pound...who'd a thunk it? emoticon

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LJOYCE55 3/20/2013 9:04PM

  I think eggs are good at any time / meal of the day. Inexpensive, easy to cook, very nutritious. Pretty hard to beat.

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Today's Quiche

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

4 eggs
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.

  
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YMWONG22 3/15/2013 10:36AM

  Yummy, healthy and economical.
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VHALKYRIE 3/15/2013 10:23AM

    I love quiche! I make it without a pastry shell as well. I bake single serving sizes inside of muffin tins. Baking it in a springform pan also makes it a snap to cut and have ready for a quick breakfast. I make mine with milk, but I'll have to try it your way with sour cream or yogurt. Sounds like it might give it better structure.

It's a delicious way to use up leftover ingredients for the week. I make mine with whatever is left in the fridge, whether that's sausage, chicken, bacon, or ham.

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More Budget Paleo

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Actually, this is the site that I meant to link to as a source of budget paleo recipes.

dirtyfloordiaries.com/paleo-meal-pla
nning-nothings-on-sale/

  
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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/3/2013 5:26PM

    Thank you

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Saturday, March 2

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.

  


Paleo on a Budget

Sunday, March 03, 2013

This is a Paleo blog with some recipes that sound pretty good. Paleo isn't necessarily low carb, but there's a lot of overlap.

paleoonabudget.com/feed/

  


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