Thursday, March 3, 2011

NEW Budget Friendly Menu

You do not have to be a Glenn Beck fan to be frightend and searching for budget friendly meals.

World Bank: Food Prices Approaching ‘Dangerous Levels’
The bank says in a new report that global food prices have jumped 29 percent in the past year, and are just 3 percent below the all-time peak hit in 2008. According to its Food Price Watch, the World Bank’s food price index was up by 15 percent between October 2010 and January 2011, is 29 percent above its level from just a year earlier, and only 3 percent below its 2008 peakThe Menu

A graph from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization depicting the rising cost of food.

Friday Cod Fish

3.99 lb
Saturday: Open Faced Burgers and Corn Chowder
Sunday: Roast Beef Dinner
in the freezer / last week was buy a roast 9.00
At my local store Free Farm Stand Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag and Yellow Onions 2 lb. bag with coupon when you buy any beef roast (3 lb. min.).
Eye Round Roast
$2.99 lb.
Monday :Chicken over rice
Sticky Chicken from Newlyweds -
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Paprika
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tsp fresh spices (rosemary, oregano, etc)
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 large roasting chicken
1 cup chopped onion
In a small bowl, thoroughly combine all the spices.
Remove giblets from chicken, clean the cavity well and pat dry with paper towels
Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, both inside and out, making sure it is evenly distributed and down deep into the skin.
Add Onion to bottom of crock and inside chicken
When ready to cook chicken put it in the slow cooker and do not add any liquid.
As the cooking process goes on it will produce its own juices.
Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours and it will be falling off the bone tender.
Let cool then remove the meat from the bones, and set aside. If you like add about 6 – 8 cups of water and all the skin and bones back into the crock pot to cook for another couple of hours, and then strain all the bones and bits and save and have some of the best homemade chicken broth.
Tuesday Zesty BLT
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 teaspoons salsa
4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), room temperature
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash each salt and pepper
12 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon
4 lettuce leaves
1 large tomato, sliced
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


Spread mayonnaise and salsa down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Layer with bacon strips, lettuce, tomato and avocado; roll up tightly. Yield: 4 servings.

Wednesday BBQ Chicken Pizza
Thursday Tortalini in chicken broth with spinach and sausage

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