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Thread: Need recipes 4 Wednesday dinner at church.

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    Junior Member wanabquilter's Avatar
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    Ok I need help. I love cooking for Chuch on Wednesday nite. But I need to cut cost. And still have good well balance meals.
    Please help!

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    Is there a theme to the meal?

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    Well I was thinking that since the 22nd/23rd is the frist day of fall to cook a pork roast in apple cider, bake some apples, and roast some vegetables. My husband thinks I am going to out of the budget. Which is usually hundred dollars for 50 people. Usually I spend more, alot more and just eat the cost. But I lost my job two months ago and I can not do it.

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    I am cooking on the 28th, I plan to shop this Thursday. Winn Dixie usually puts their meat on sale buy one get ine free on Wednesday. And they have been having pork roast on sale.

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    Wow...100 for 50? Kraut and weiners

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    Spaghetti .... taco salad ... tu
    na casserole

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    Oh my that's a lot of people to cook for. Not sure you can do all that for $100 but it sure sounds good. Good luck!
    When fall comes around I look forward to Beef stew.

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    How about Mac & Cheese, green beans and a salad?????

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    How about breakfast for supper? There are some delicious egg/meat/veggie hot dish recipes on the internet.

    Also, the Bisquick site has some wonderful recipes for "Impossible" pies of all sorts that could be multiplied and baked in larger pans instead of pie plates.

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    Shop that week's meat specials at your local grocery store. Then use the meat in a way that stretches it further, like with noodles, pasta,casserole, in a hearty soup or stew or chili, etc. Also, look for recipes you can add beans to your main dish to increase the protein without having to depend solely on meat. Otherwise you have to buy enough meat for 100 servings, and that's just about impossible for $100 and also trying to add side dishes. In light of the cost of groceries, perhaps the church (or the families chipping in) should consider a slight increase in the cost of meal. It's not fair to have to make the rest up out of your pocket, especially if you do this on a regular basist.

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    I was thinking scalloped potato, baked beans and ham..or a bowl of Hearty Bean soup is a mean in itself, just serve with crusty rolls.If you need the soup recipe just ask and I will post it for you.

    http://www.angelfire.com/bc/incredib...exhundred.html

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    Would a soup do? Have you ever made taco soup?? Lots of beans, corn, ground meat, etc. With a salad and bread...

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    BBQ, slaw and baked beans.

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    Crock Pot Meatloaf

    2 lbs ground beef
    ス cup chopped green peppers
    ス tsp salt
    ス tsp onion powder
    1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs
    1 egg
    7/8 oz envelope brown gravy mix
    1 cup milk
    10 small red potatoes cut up

    1. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in a large bowl. Mix together with your hands and then shape into a loaf. Place in crock pot.
    2. Place potatoes alongside the meatloaf.
    3. Cover. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 4-5 hours.

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    Crock Pot Stroganoff

    4 cups of roast, cubed
    10 セ oz can cream of mushroom soup
    1 cup sour cream
    Seasoned salt
    Pepper
    Noodles

    1. Place cubed roast in crock pot and add seasonings. Cover with mushroom soup.
    2. Cover. Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 4-5 hours.
    3. Cook the noodles.
    4. Before serving stir in the sour cream.

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    Crock Pot Roast

    Roast
    Potatoes
    Baby carrots
    Garlic powder
    Pepper

    Place the roast in the crock pot and season it with garlic powder and pepper. Cut the potatoes into wedges and add them around the roast. Next add the baby carrots on top of the potatoes.

    Cook on Low for 8-10 hours or High for 4-5 hours. This meal is better if you can cook it for 10 hours on low.

    You can serve a vegetable and a salad with the first two meals or a salad to the last one to make it complete.

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    How about some homemade soups. It's getting to be that time of year and soup and pie are always a big hit and pretty economical.

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    How about quiche. aI like to do casseroles or things that go far for little. Your pork roast would do fine in a stew with rolls and desert.

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    I vote for soup - Maybe two different ones and a good bread. Here is a good recipe for Vegetable Bean - Ingredients
    6 ounces bacon, chopped
    1 onion, diced
    2 celery stalks, diced
    2 small carrots, diced
    2 zucchini, diced
    1 garlic clove, finely diced
    1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, undrained
    2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
    3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Coarsely ground black pepper
    6 cups fresh spinach, chopped
    1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
    Instructions
    1. Place bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until almost crisp. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook 5 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in spinach. Ladle into soup bowls and top with grated cheese. Makes 10 cups. Serves 6.

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    Here's the recipe for taco soup:

    1 can each pinto, black, red kidney beans
    1 can corn
    2 cans diced tomatoes - any flavor
    1 can Rotel tomatoes - (prefer mild)
    1# ground meat
    1 pk taco seasoning
    1 pk - Hidden Valley ranch DIP (not salad dressing)

    Brown ground meat, dump everything else in w/o straining. You can chop the tomatoes smaller if you wish. Cook 30-45 minutes or longer. You can have shredded cheese to top it with.

    Everyone that tries this loves it. Nice hearty and filling soup

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-154391-1.htm#4253142
    Here is the recipe for the Hearty Meatball Bean Soup...you could make it ahead of time and take it .

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    How about chicken noodles? Make your noodles with eggs, flour, salt, and pepper and roll out to let dry till leathery then cut. Store till you're ready to use. Can either have soup or noodle dish. Can serve with carrots for veggie.

    Could also make scalloped potatoes and ham with green beans on the side.

    Spaghetti?

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    I'm for soup this time of year also. Our guild group just had a potato soup supper...went over BIG because of the cooler weather. Soup and some sort of hot french bread slices are always good together. Easy to make and easy on the budget. Good luck!

    Claudia

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    This is a little embarassing to admit, but when I've had many unexpected extra people at meal times I've made potato salad out of a large box of instant potatoes. Cut back on the liquid, stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, pickle relish, salt & pepper. A dash of onion powder and a few Bacos is also good. Serve hot. The last time I went to the trouble of cooking 'homemade' potato salad my family admitted they liked the other as well or better.

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    Here is my recipe for vegetable beef soup:

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 onion, diced
    1 can green beans, drained
    1 can whole kernel corn, drained
    1 can cream corn
    1 can lima beans, drained
    1-2 potatoes, diced and cooked separately in water until just tender
    1 tall can tomato juice

    Brown ground beef and onion until done; drain. Add other ingredients, including cooked potatoes which have been drained. Heat until hot. You can add just about any canned vegetable you have on hand (carrots,peas, etc.). It is delicious! Serve with cornbread or saltine crackers.

    Also: chicken and dumplings in the crock pot

    I only buy boneless chicken breasts, but chicken pieces will work just as well. Remove skin first. For the equivalent of 4 chicken breasts:

    Place chicken in crockpot; add 1 onion, diced; 1 can cream of chicken soup; 1 T butter. Add enough water to cover. Cook 2-5 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and shred, removing skin and bones if necessary. Place chicken back in crockpot. Add frozen dumplings, broken in halves, or 1 can refrigerated biscuits, broken into pieces. Cook another 30-40 mins. or until dumplings are done.

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    Thanks everyone for all of your recipes!

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    So did you decide what you're going to make?

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