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Old 01-09-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I never thought to freeze those boxes of spinach. You are right; we get them at Sam's, very healthy but at least 1/2 of the box goes bad.
I fry it lightly & then freeze it. I love having frozen spinach on hand.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Mushroom Stroganoff:

One small yellow onion, small dice
Two cups of thinly sliced brown mushrooms
White beans of your choosing, 3 cups cooked
Dash of paprika

Saute mushrooms and onions with paprika in a TBSP of oil. Add beans and cook until warm. Set aside.

Make a roux with one TBSP of butter and one TBSP of whole wheat flour. Add a teaspoon of Herbes de Provence (I buy this from the bulk bins at my local grocer for pennies.), two teaspoons of dijon mustard, and 3/4 cup of vegetable broth (I make my own from vegetable trimmings and store it in the freezer.) Cook on low heat until it begins to thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add back in the mushroom mixture and mix to warm through. Off heat, add 1/2 cup of strained plain yogurt or Greek yogurt.

Spoon over cooked brown rice. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves four generously.

Note: this is a very frugal meal IF you make or grow the staples yourself, i.e, vegetable broth, yogurt, beans, parsley.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Breakfast today: I downloaded an app for Quik Trip gas station and got a free slice of breakfast pizza and a 20oz coke.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I fry it lightly & then freeze it. I love having frozen spinach on hand.
am going to try this after lunch and grate some garlic to freeze as well. I just read a good hint there: grate it, use a little OO and you garlic ready at all times. Even an old lady with a background in nutrition can learn new things.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:58 AM
 
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Cut the stems off a bunch of spinach and freeze it. Take it out when yiu are ready to use it. Not earlier. No need to chop. It will crumble when you work the zip bag. Works for parsley and kale as well. Basil will turn black
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Stopped by Chick-fil-today as they were giving away a three pack of their minis- nice little chicken and roll sandwiches.

Husband and I both got one, and cards that they would be giving breakfast items away each week for three weeks.

Yay! Free!
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I fry it lightly & then freeze it. I love having frozen spinach on hand.
just did mine, and it is in the freezer. I will let you know how it worked when I give it a try. That might be a while.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Pork roast @ $0.98 a lb for under $5.
(Seen $0.78/lb at times)

Can use my bak kut teh spice to make pork rib soup / stew with rice.
That's usually 2 meals if dog is not eating it. If he does, it's only one meal but for the 5 of us (including doggie 150lb human size).

Under $2 per person easy.
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