Friday, November 27, 2009

Extremely Frugal Baked Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding
Originally uploaded by Simply Frugal
Baked Rice Pudding
Rice, cooked 2 C
Milk 1 1/2 C
Salt 1/8 tsp
Sugar 5 Tbsp
Butter 1 Tbsp
Vanilla 1 tsp
Eggs 3
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Raisins 1/3 C

Preheat over to 325° F. Grease baking dish.
Combine milk, salt, sugar, butter, vanilla, eggs, and lemon juice. Beat well.
Stir in rice and raisins.
Pour into baking dish and bake 50 minutes, until pudding is set and top is lightly browned.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup
Originally uploaded by Simply Frugal
Beef broth 4 C
Barley 1/2 C
Onions 1/2 C
Celery 1/2 C
Mushrooms 1 C
Thyme 1/4 tsp

Finely chop onions. Coarsely chop celery. Slice mushrooms.
Bring broth to a boil. Add vegetables. Simmer 5 minutes
Add thyme and salt to taste.
Add barley.
Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes until the barley is tender.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Extremely Frugal Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
Originally uploaded by Simply Frugal
Potatoes 2 lbs
Butter 3 Tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Milk 1/2 C

Boil potatoes for about 30 minutes, until they are cooked through. Quartering them speeds this up. Pour off the water and return the potatoes to the hot pan. Shake them over the hot burner for a few minutes to dry them completely.
Heat the milk.
Use a hand potato masher or electric beaters to whip potatoes. Add butter and warm milk to smooth them to the proper consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I usually leave the skins on, but they are easier to mash to a creamy consistency if you peel them.