posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 10:08 PM
Need ideas folks.
Having just recently moved to another state, I had to walk away from my garden. We also had to leave our frozen and refrigerated items behind due to a
3 day drive. This is adding a bit to our current food bills.
I also have celiacs which means nothing that contains wheat, barley or rye, and gluten free alternatives can get a bit pricey.
We are also big into organic and GMO free and prefer not to eat processed food.
I just made a huge pot of stew and the ingredients ran close to $30 but should last a few days plus freezing some for later.
$12 for 2lbs of stew meat and veggies and spices I would normally had in my garden.
So I am looking for some new cheap ideas such as creative meals that use beans rice and potatoes.
Here is one of my favorites.
1lb ground beef
2 cups of rice uncooked
2 cups kidney beans cooked
1 jar tomato sauce
1 can or 1 cup chicken stock.
2 cans of corn
2 cans greens beans
Fry up the hamburger meat in a 6 qt frying pan
Then add the rest of the ingredients. Do not drain the corn or green beans.
Bring to a boil for about five minutes and then cover and reduce heat. Let simmer until rice is done.
It makes a large amount, hence the need for a 6 quart pan. I usually freeze half and serve the other half.
edit on 22-9-2013 by calstorm because: (no reason given)