Thursday, April 30, 2009

Welsh Rarebit or Welsh Rabbit

This is a bit of an extravagance but I think well worth it. As for the origins of the name, here is an article:

1/2 a cup of beer - thick beer is best but I used Red Stripe
1/2 a cup of whole milk
1 cup of grated cheese
8 slices of rye bread (or any bread)
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to grease cookie sheet
4 tablespoons of butter
3 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon woostershire sauce
3 drops of hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 green onion - chopped thinly
2 bacon rashers


In a medium saucepan, melt butter on low or medium low heat.
Whisk in the flour slowly and be careful not to brown the flour..
Heat up oven to 350 degrees
Put bread on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Take out when bread is lightly toasted
Add the beer to the sauce pan
Whisk to combine
Add the milk to the sauce pan
Whisk to combine
Turn up the heat to medium
Add half of the cheese to the sauce pan
Whisk till the cheese is melted and mix is of even consistancy
Add a quarter of the remaining cheese and mix again to even consistancy. (reserve the last quarter)
Reduce heat to lowest setting
Chop a green onion into thin slices
Chop 2 pieces of bacon into small pieces and fry them
Lightly grease a glass baking dish.
Place your toasted bread in a glass baking dish.
Ideally just one layer
Pour the cheese mix on top of the bread distributing evenly. There should be more than enough and its OK if it drips off
Sprinkle the green onions, bacon and remaining cheese on the top
Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes - till the cheese mix is bubbling
Remove from oven, let it cool and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Recipe: Easy Tortilla Soup

5 minute tortilla soup

Ingredients: Canned Stewed Tomatoes, Cheese, Tortilla Chips

Fill a bowl halfway with crushed tortilla chips
Add Stewed Tomatoes till the bowl is 75% full
Add Grated Chedder cheese to the top..
Pack the bowl down
Microwave for 1-2 minutes

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Top 10 Frugal Dinners

Top 10 Frugal Dinners

Recipes to follow

1. Ramen Noodles
2. Pasta with butter sauce
3. Pasta with condensed tomato soup
4. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham
5. Tomato Onion Cheese Soft Tacos
6. Tortilla Soup
7. Fried Rice
8. French bread Pizza
9. Onion, Tomato, Bacon Scrambled Eggs
10. Bread Salad

Recipe: BBQ Chicken

6) BBQ Chicken (relatively cheap).
Buy legs or thighs (basically cheapest available chicken).
Marinate in bbq sauce, olive oil, garlic salt,paprika a teaspoon of brown sugar (more if you like your BBQ chicken sweet) overnight.
Put in a glass baking pan or cookie sheet if former not available..
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees

Recipe:Bread Salad

This is a great way to use bread thats about to go stale if you don't use it.

Take 8 slices of bread, cut into squares set aside..
Take 4 potatoes, boil, cool and cube.
Chop an onion.. Sautee it in oil or butter in a big pan (enough to hold all the above).. add potatoes and brown a little longer..
Add Salt & Pepper ( I like adding garlic salt)
Add bread and heat up for 2 more minutes..
Serve warm with a glass of milk

Recipe: Pasta, Stewed Tomatoes & Cheese

Pasta with Canned Stewed Tomatoes and parmesan cheese (grated dried).
Make pasta, drain & set aside
Put a teaspoon of butter or olive oil in a saucepan and add some pepper flakes and bacon bits or imitation bacon bits.. Brown for 1 minute.. take off heat
Add a can of stewed tomatoes to your pasta and return to heat with the bacon & pepper flakes. When it heats up remove and serve with grated cheese.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Recipe: Buttered Pasta

Buttered Pasta

Boil 4 cups of water.
Add salt and a teaspoon of olive oil.
Add pasta.. This is good for small pastas (rotelle, penne etc)
Make a butter sauce by melting butter, garlic salt and pepper over a low flame.
For the pepper, I highly recommend freshly ground coarse pepper.. You can take a handful of whole peppercorns and then put them on a cutting board, and use a heavy skillet to coarsely grind them.
Drain your pasta when al dente and add the butter sauce.
Mix and serve with grated cheese.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Welcome to How to Eat Frugally

Hi all,

If you are here, you are probably looking for cheap ways to eat. My goal is to provide cheap recipes that you can make easily no matter who or where you live.

About me: Single, 26 M, Somewhere in the US (I move alot for my job), Spent too much on something and have had to live frugally for sometime to pay off debts.

Eating Frugally is definitely an art and can save you a ton of money if you follow some of my advice. Also eating frugally will present cheap and healthy alternatives to eating out or having fast food.