Thursday, October 11, 2012

Frittatas with petite pies

Frittatas are a great way to stretch that dollar.

Herb frittatas

  • 18 eggs $3.75
  • 1/2 cup grated basil cheddar $1.25
  • 1/2 cup green beans (fresh or frozen) $0.50
  • 1/2 cup (fresh or frozen) peas $0.55
  • 1 tbsp herb de provénce blend
  • 1/2 tsp ground sea salt
  • olive oil 4 Tbsp $0.50
Total: $6.05

Mix all the ingredients. Heat the oil 2 Tbsp at a time. Pour the batter pancake style in the pan and cook two or three at a time. Let the eggs bubble and wait till it starts to look set on the top side. Then flip each frittata and finish browning on the other side. Serve hot.

Kale salad
  • 1 bunch of julienned raw kale $2
  • 3 red peppers thinly julienned $1.50
  • olive oil 4 Tbsp $0.50
  • balsalmic vinegar 4 Tbsp $0.53
  • 4 tsp fresh grated ginger $0.40
 Mix all.

Total: $4.93
Petite pies
  • 3 large apples $1.20
  • 6 Tbsp of sugar $0.36
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp of cinnamon $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg $0.05

  • 1 1/4 cup fine whole wheat flour $2.90
  • 1/2 cup shortening $1.23
  • 1/4 cup cold milk $0.25
These are some great little pies my grandma makes. They are a fun project with kids. Really just about any fruit will work.

Dice the apples and mix with the other spices.

With butter knives or a pastry cutter slice very cold shortening and milk into the flour until it is all clumpy. Roll dough thin on floured surface and then use an overturned bowl to cut into 6 inch circles. On a oiled cookie sheet, fill each circle with about 3 Tbsp of the apple pie mix. Fold in half and poke with a fork. Rub a bit of shortening over the tops and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
Having a pie party

Total: $6.09
Menu Total: $17.07

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