Thrifty Thursday 6 layer casserole

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Six layer casserole stretches one pound of ground meat to feed six to eight people without anybody feeling deprived. Layers of potatoes, onions, carrots, celery and a green veggie are topped with ground meat and seasoned with herbs and spices. 6 large potatoes 6 carrots 6 stalks celery 1 bunch of greens (chard, kale or Continue Reading

Meatless Monday Veggie Lasagne

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Savory cheese, creamy sauce and power-packed veggies all come together in this easy to assemble lasagne. Don’t use the no-cook lasagne noodles. There isn’t enough sauce in this version for those noodles to get completely cooked. I make a double batch of lasagne noodles cooked almost to al dente but not quite. Toss half of Continue Reading

Souper Saturday Fabulous Pho

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Take a trip to Vietnam when you serve Pho, a beef broth based Vietnamese noodle soup full of intriguing flavors. Use home made beef broth for the best results or a good quality store bought broth. Don’t use the powder or cubes. You will need 3 oz. of thinly sliced raw sirloin for each serving Continue Reading

Thrifty Thursday Dinners My Grandmother’s Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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I called my grandmother “Mimi.” She was born here in the United States but just barely. Her family immigrated from the Ukraine. She had 11 brothers and sisters, but I digress. Summers were spent at Mimi and Poppy’s — that’s what I called my grandfather. They had a huge garden at their house which was Continue Reading