Saturday, December 27, 2008

Leftover Turkey? How About a Fabulous $5.00 Dinner?

I love to share a good find with my friends and readers.

If you know me, you know I am fairly frugal. In fact, I love to find ways to live more simply and be a good steward of our hard earned paychecks. It seems just plain "wrong" to me, to waste money. There are so many people struggling financially --- even $10.00 can make a huge difference in their lives. Imagine what $100 or $1000 can do to help others!

OK I am jumping off of my soap box now. I only meant to give a bit of detail to my mindset . . . .. . . . . . . my frugality framework.

To that end, let me tell you what I have found!! A like-mind . . . but someone who has taken the time and effort to share her strategies of frugality and simplicity and planning when it comes to meals! Check out $5 Dinners and then come tell me what you think!

From my nest to yours! Cheers and Blessings!

Here is a sneak peek at a recipe I found on her site and one that I have been using for years (or some close variation of) --
I just never figured the cost per ingredient before! I changed it from chicken to turkey. This recipe assumes you have some left over turkey and drippings or bones for creating broth.


Pie Crusts for two pies ($1)
4 T. Butter ($.50)
1/4 cup Flour ($.02)
1 tsp. salt ($.05)
1/2 tsp. thyme ($.05)
1/2 tsp. pepper ($.05)
2 c. turkey broth (free)
1/2 c. milk ($.07) or half and half
2 cups turkey, cooked and cubed (free)
3 large potatoes diced and boiled for about 10 minutes ($1)
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables ($1) OR better -- fresh veggies

  • Preheat oven to 350 to 400.
  • Potatoes should be cooked or cooking now!
  • Line 2 pie plates with crust.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat and stir in flour, and seasonings. Cook until smooth and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in milk and broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly for one minute.
  • Stir in chicken and veggies.
  • Pour half of each mixture into each pie crust. Top with the second pie crust. Pierce tops with fork to allow some steam to escape during baking.
  • Bake on cookie sheet (I use my stone pizza sheet) 40-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Price for two large pies $5.74, serves 8
We usually serve our pot pies with a large salad.

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin