Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How to Feed Your Family a Meal under $2.00 a Plate

How do you feed your family a meal for under $2.00 a plate?  These 3 recipes will satisfy hungry appetites with hearty ingredients packed into every bite. 6 servings

Ham Loaves Ingredients:

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 cups bread crumbs
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground cooked ham
3/4 cups brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


Preheat oven 350F

In a medium size bowl combine the eggs, milk and bread crumbs then add the pork and ham; mix well. Shape into 6 oval balls using 1 cup of the mixture for each.

Place them in a 9”x9” ungreased baking dish. Combine the brown sugar, water, vinegar and mustard; pour over the loaves. Bake, uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees, basting every 15 minutes.

Simple Au Gratin Potatoes Ingredients:

4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cups milk
1/2 lb American cheese, cubed
Parsley minced for garnish


Preheat oven to 350F

In a saucepan cook the potatoes until they are just fork tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a greased baking dish. In a saucepan make your white roux by melting the butter and adding the flour, salt and pepper to form a paste. Slowly add in the milk stirring constantly; bring to boil one minute. Once it’s smooth and no lumps add in the cheese and stir until it’s melted. Pour over the potatoes, cover and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until bubbly. Sprinkle the parsley on top when done.

Orange Buttermilk Salad Ingredients:

1/2 can of crushed pineapple
1/2 pkg (4oz) orange gelatin
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 carton frozen whipped topping (thawed)


In a medium size saucepan bring the pineapple to a boil then remove from the heat and add in the gelatin until it dissolves. Add the buttermilk and mix well. Cool to room temperature then fold in the whipped topping. Transfer to a 9x9 baking dish and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Cut into squares before serving. Yum Yum!

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