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Old 07-30-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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Mimi, this guy on youtube had some good hints on cutting up a chicken that even I, (the butchers daughter) didn't know.

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:20 PM   #12
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Thanks K, I never knew about the fat line trick, very interesting... Opening my bottle of Vino and going on vacation now... I will PM you and let you know how it was... XOXO
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #13
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You could always invite her here. Were open 24-7.

Ham, roasts, turkey, whole chickens, ground pork. Gotta have bacon. All work for stretching out the menu and budget.

The crock pot/ Ethnic section here is full of great recipes. Always something good cookin' somewhere.

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:37 PM   #14
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You could always invite her here. Were open 24-7.

Ham, roasts, turkey, whole chickens, ground pork. Gotta have bacon. All work for stretching out the menu and budget.

The crock pot/ Ethnic section here is full of great recipes. Always something good cookin' somewhere.

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You never invited me...
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #15
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LOL!

Nobody invited me either.. I stumbled by then crashed this party

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #16
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Basic meatloaf is always a winner with me. I serve it with mashed potatoes and sweet peas. It's not fancy smancy as far as adding wine and other stuff, but it's delicious.
BTW, this recipe came from a Heart Association Recipe book. I opted to add the chili sauce on top towards the cook end time rather than mix it into the ground beef.
You can halve this recipe's ingredients if you have 1 lb. ground beef instead of 2 lbs.

2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 slices of bread soaked in 1/2 cup milk
1 large onion, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
3 Tbsp Chili sauce

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pat the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place on a flat oiled baking dish or cookie sheet. Bake 50 -60 minutes.
During the last 10 minutes of cooking, spoon some chili sauce on top. I crease the center of my meat loaf mixture (before cooking) to keep the chili sauce from running off the sides.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #17
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Stretching chicken to the point it looks almost rubber.

Two days ago, I got two rotisserie chickens at the local supermarket. There are two of us and we ate half of it with some side dishes. I used the carcass and the ends of carrots, a small onion, and celery leaves to make a stock, and then cut the celery and carrots to make soup after straining the stock. I had some frozen peas that I tossed in along with some of the left over chicken after shredding it. Added some noodles to give it some "weight." The soup lasted two days. Some fruit on the side made the soup great. Another handful of remaining chicken could go on top of some pasta or the sesame noodles! One chicken would have been plenty for what I have above. With two, I ended up freezing the meat from second chicken.

Had I waited until today, my rotisserie chickens would have been a mere five bucks each due "Five buck Chicken Friday" at the local supermarket. Of course, I could have rotisseried it myself for cheaper...but still. It's pretty good ways to stretch a chicken!

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #18
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Low-cost recipe ideas for ground beef, chicken, and pork.

To stretch high-priced meats, fillers are often added, as in meat loaf. Done well, they will give you a wonderful meal. Done poorly, and you end up eating something that tastes like sawdust. Though fillers mixed in with ground beef can be very tasty, I prefer to use the ground beef , or inexpensive meat cut in other dishes. You can usually add a few choice ingredients together and come up with something that tastes great and is very nutritious to boot. Here are some examples. If you want the recipes, just ask and I'll be glad to send them along.

Beef:
1. Beef stir-fry
2. Beef Mexican Volcano (a special meat loaf)
3. Carne Asada Beef Burritos (grilled meat burritos)
4. Beef with baked beans
5. Beef with savory beans
6. Beef Stew
7. Beef Soup
8. Hamburger soup
9. Beef and rice pilaf
10. Sirloin Beef Sandwiches (and yes it stretches the meat dollar)
11. Chili Con Carne (chili with meat)
12. Cheeseburger taco (sounds strange but tastes yummy)
13. Taco Salad
14. Shredded beef tacos
15. Pot Roast
16. Whole wheat Macaroni with tomato sauce bolognaise (sometimes called goulash, or slumgullion)
17. Shephard's pie
18. Meat Pie
19. Hamburger hash - truly yummy and cheap
20. Sloppy Joe's
21. Juicy and delicious shrink-proof hamburgers
22. Classic meat loaf
23. Salisbury Steak
24. Sizzle Steak
25. Philly cheese steak
26. Open-face beef sandwich
27. Grilled chuck steak with rice and cilantro
28. Beef roulade
29. Beef and cabbage Soup
30. Marrow-bone soup
31. Various kinds of meatballs


Pork:
1. Pork and beans
2. Pork and baked beans
3. Pork and barbecue beans
4. Roasted Boston Butt
5. Pulled Pork
6. Breakfast Sausage
7. Stuffed Pork Chops
8. Pork Steaks
9. Country style ribs
10. Corn Soup
11. Barbecued Pork chops or steaks
12. Open Faced pork sandwiches
13. Home made sausage patty sandwiches
14. Vevetized Pork for stir-fry's
15. Pork meatballs (Has a distinctively Asian flavor)
16. Pork pot pies
17. Savory Pork hocks with lentils
18. Savory Pork with split pea soup
19. Velvetized pork lo mein
20. Smoked pork with scallopoed potato
21. Substitute ham for many of the above-listed ideas

Chicken and poultry
1. Chicken noodle soup
2. Chicken with rice soup
3. Chicken with dumplings (sliders) Soup
4. Chicken with dumplings (biscuit style) soup
5. Chicken with pearl Barley Soup
6. Cream of chicken soup
7. Shepherd's pie made with diced chicken
8. Chicken Pot Pie
9. Chicken caserole
10. Chicken flavored rice pilaf
11. Chicken Divan
12. Chicken Salad for sandwiches
13. Breaded Chicken fingers
14. Chicken velvet (not to be confused with velvetized chicken)
15. Chicken meat balls (and yes, these are amazing)
16. Breaded chicken with pineapple sweet and sour sauce
17. Chicken chop suey, with great veggies and a mild-sweet sauce
18. Vevetized chicken for stir fry's
19. Tempura chicken balls
20. Oven-fried chicken (juciest, most fool-proof way to prepare fried chicken)
21. Chicken Alfredo
22. Chicken Caciatori
23. Bacon wrapped Chicken with mushrooms
24. Roasted Chicken
25. Smoldering chicken (my own spicy recipe)
26. Basic grilled chicken
27. Shredded chicken with 3 sauces
28. Roasted garlic chicken pieces
29. Roasted Garlic Chicken
30. Stewed Chicken

Ok, that should give you ideas. I do have cookbooks written for beef, pork, and poultry, not to mention soups, stew, and chowders, if anyone is interested. But that's not what this is about. Select any of the above ideas and I'll post the recipe.

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #19
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GW you are a godsend... Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart...
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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Don't know that God sent me. I'm not that good. All I did was list a few dishes. But am glad that the ideas help.

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