Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What's for Dinner? (Day Two)

So, I should mention that the spice rub from the previous recipe is REALLY spicy.  I did a plain chicken breast with just barbeque sauce for the girls.  The squash was a huge hit (as was the brown rice) for the kids.  Bailey even asked for a second helping of everything!

Before today's recipe, here are a few cost saving ideas for food:

  • Protein is the most expensive part of a meal usually so if you use less, you save money.  Fill in the gaps with more veggies (and fruit) and bread or starch (if you are not watching carbs).  
  • Start with small portions.  If you are still hungry, you can get more, but this way you end up scraping less into the garbage.  I find this most helpful with the kids.  This way you end up with more "leftover" for another meal later on.
  • Have the kids help with the meal.  Kids are more likely to try things that they help "cook." 
Here's tonight's dinner for less than ten dollars: (WAY less than ten dollars!)


We love to do Breakfast for Dinner about once a month! Since strawberries are in season, I thought it was the perfect option for tonight.  Not to mention that when Brian is working late I need to have an easy dinner for the girls.  

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
3 Tb white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups warm milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
  3. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

We like to serve ours with fresh strawberries!
If you need to have a protein, you can add a few strips of bacon or sausage links. 


I always make LOTS more than we need and put them in the fridge for the girls to have for breakfast.  In the morning, you just pop it in the toaster and it's a quick, filling, tasty breakfast!


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