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  1. Beans are generally quite inexpensive and you can make different things (casserole/soups/etc) and freeze the rest. Frozen veggies and fruit is not horribly expensive if the fresh stuff is out of your range. Try to stick with fruits and veggies in season -- they are usually cheaper. You can also get meats (if eat such things) the day it "expires" (it doesn't really expire that day) for a couple of bucks cheaper than usual -- you just need to freeze it or cook it and freeze it that day or the next. Pastas are usually pretty cheap and don't have to be bad for you -- you can make your own sauce very easily. If you can find a way to get a chest freezer you will be able to buy things on sale and freeze them. Scour the coupons and use them -- lots of store have double/triple coupon days
  2. The years from 1940 to 1950 were a terrible period for families struggling to keep alive during the ebb and flow of war. Rationing and shortages meant that housewives were forced to provide meals for their children from very little or almost nothing By 1980 things had grown better - but then the 'fast-food' invasion arrived and traditional dishes, hand-made by mothers, began to disappear as 'convenience' became more important than 'quality'. Here are some recipies of that time..... Mock Goose Quantity 4 helpings Ingredients 1 and a half lb Potatoes 2 large cooking apples 4 oz cheese half a teaspoon dried sage salt and pepper three quarters of a pint vegetable stock 1 tablespoon flour Cooking time 1 hour Scrub and slice potatoes thinly, slice apples, grate cheese. Grease a fireproof dish, place a layer of potatoes on it, cover with apples and a little sage, season lightly and sprinkle with cheese, repeat layers leaving potat oes and cheese to cover. Pour in half a pint of the stock and cook in a moderate oven for three quarters of an hour. Blend flour with remainder of the stock, pour into dish and cook for another quarter hour. Serve as a main dish with a green vegetable. Honey cakes Cooking time about 15 Mins Ingredients 1 level teaspoon sugar 2 and a half oz. margarine 2 Level tablespoons honey 6 oz self raising flour 1 level teaspoon cinnamon. Quantity 16 to 20 Beat together the sugar and margarine until the mixture is soft and creamy, then add the honey. Sift together the flower and cinnamon. Add to the creamy mixture with a spoon until it binds together then work it with your fin gers until it is a soft smooth dough. Flower your hands, take off a piece of dough about the size of a large walnut and roll between the palm of hands until it is a smooth ball. Put onto a slightly greased tin and flatten slightly. Continue until all the dough has been used up. Bake in a moderately hot oven until the cakes are done - about 15 mins.
  3. This salad is so refreshing, delicious, and easy to make. Because it is different, people like it at potlucks, and you can easily adjust it to make many portions or a few. Basically, it's half watermelon and half cucumber, with a sprinkling of mint and feta cheese. The saltiness of the cheese makes a surprisingly delicious contrast to the watermelon. Prep Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: * 2 cups chopped watermelon * 2 cups chopped cucumber * 1/4 cup minced fresh mint * 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese Preparation: Mix watermelon, cucumber, and most of the mint and cheese together. Sprinkle remaining mint and cheese on top. Garnish with whole mint leaves if desired. Nutritional Information: Each of 8 servings has 3.5 grams effective carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein, and 33 calories.
  4. "I was making Lowcountry Boil and I realized at the last minute that my Old Bay Spice container was empty. It was too late to go to the store and everyone was starving for our favorite meal. This recipe came to the rescue. It taste almost as good as the Name Brand. I didn't have the mace or the last ingredient (forgot what it was called) but it was delicious just the same. I may make my own from now on, and I'm a long time Southern Old Bay user. The taste was delicious and the savings are the icing on the cake. Try it!"
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