Pantry Challenge 2011: Day Four (& What’s On Your Plate?)

Instant Oatmeal

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave […]

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Pantry Challenge 2011: Day Three

Two Soups

This was Day of my Pantry Challenge. If you want to join me, go check out the details here. ‘Twas cold and wet in these here parts today. Gloomy skies make me appreciate the sun so much more! Here’s what I served my family today Breakfast – Fresh Pineapple, Chocolate Butterhorns I stocked up on […]

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Pantry Challenge 2011: Day Two

Harbor Fish

This was Day 2 of my Pantry Challenge to make the most of the resources we have. If you want to join me, go check out the details here. Here’s what I served my family today Breakfast – Donuts This is our last vacation day, so we celebrated with sleeping in and donuts. Lunch – Fish […]

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Pantry Challenge 2011: Day One

Jam Muffins

Today was the first day of my pantry challenge. This month I’m trying to make the most of what we have and do a little “freezer cleaning,” bake from scratch, and otherwise reduce our grocery spending a little this month. Here’s what I served my family Breakfast – Petit Dejeuner and Chocolate Chip Jam Muffins. […]

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The Pantry Challenge is On!

pantry challenge copy

Last January, I kicked off my grocery budget with a pantry challenge. I challenged myself to reduce our grocery expenses by $200 during that first month of the year. This resulted in not only a emptier tidier pantry, but it also produced a renewed sense of creativity in the kitchen. I ended up throwing together […]

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Mustard Greens & Bacon

Stuffed Mushroom 2

Let’s get a few things straight. I did not grow up eating “greens.” My parents are from the Mid-West. Iceberg lettuce was as green as it got. Due to the aforementioned heritage, I never ate “greens” on New Year’s. Luck or no luck, that particular dish never crossed my path. I never planned on writing […]

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3 Quick Dips for New Year’s Eve

Onion Dip

Today I’m going to be bustling in my kitchen, creating a mocktail party for hubs and our six kids. I imagine that finger foods and appetizers are on a lot of people’s menus today. Looking for something quick, delicious, and budget friendly? Try these on for size. No msg, completely from scratch, and so yummy! […]

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Top Good Cheap Eats of 2010

frugalpantry

Thanks for checking in here at Good Cheap Eats! It’s been a fun ride this past year — a pantry challenge, building a frugal pantry together, seeing what’s on our plates, and now writing a cookbook. Whoo hoo! Thanks for coming along with me! I look forward to more great times next year as we […]

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Chicken Gumbo Soup & What’s On Your Plate

Chicken Gumbo

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

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Ham in the Crockpot & What to Do with the Leftovers

Christmas Ham

A ham is one of my favorite things to serve at Christmas. I usually only serve it if I can buy one for less than a dollar a pound. This year I found one at Fresh & Easy for $0.77 a pound, making it a very economical Holiday dish. I like to cook a ham, […]

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