Monday, May 16, 2016

Can't Beat the Price Recipes 3

To find all of the recipes search 'Cheap Recipes'.

Frugal Protein Quiche  (Great to use up leftovers.)
2 eggs
1 cup milk or cream or a combination of both  (If you re shy one cup, add a bit of water to the milk.)
1 pie shell
Pie dish
Any leftover veggie and / or meat
1 cup of any cheese or a combination of cheeses.
Salt and pepper to taste
A small grate of nutmeg

Beat together eggs, milk, and spices in a medium size bowl.  Set aside.
Chop veggies and meat to desired size and place in the pie shell that lines the pie pan.  Distribute the cheese over the diced ingredients.  Pour egg mixture over the cheese and veggies. (meat)

Bake at 350 degrees F. (175 C.) for 30 minutes.  Check at this time because it may be done, but add five more minutes if not.

Consume warm OR freeze for an easy meal when in a time crunch.  Serve with a fruit or salad. Ice tea goes nicely wit quiche for a drink in the summer.

Rice A Roonie, Home Made Goodness
3 cups uncooked rice
2 cups broken (small pieces) spaghetti
1/4 cup dried parsley
6 tablespoons beef or chicken bullion
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix and store in an air tight container.  Cook the same way you would cook rice.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
Purifying Water
This is important knowledge where I live because of possible hurricanes.

Fill a pot with more water than you will need because some of it will boil away.  Bring
the water to a boil and boil 30 minutes.  Let cool to desired temperature. 
Hot cocoa mix
1 cup dried milk
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Mix, store in an air tight container.  To a cup of milk add 2-3 tablespoons and heat to desired temperature. 


  1. Your quiche recipe is quite familiar to me and I also like to make it with many variations.
    Peas, cauliflower or spinach e.g. I make the pie shell with a shortcrust (flour, butter,
    cold water, salt mixed together with a pastry cutter)And I add some fresh herbs like thyme.
    I think, this recipe is international. At my friend´s house in France I had once eaten a quiche with smoked fish added. Quite good, but the whole quiche was very "fishy" then.

    1. If I remember right I received the recipe from a long time friend many years ago. It was her mom's, who came from Italy. I've never tried it with fish or any other ingredient that is not a traditional breakfast food. But, it sounds good.

  2. Another big thanks for these great recipes. As you know I am a fan of that tasty rice dish. X

  3. I can honestly say that rice mix is dynamite! When I'm lazy I use it for a main dish.

  4. Quiche is a French specialty from the region Lorraine (Eastern France, capitol is Metz.
    Jeanne d´Arc came from Lorraine) The original QUICHE LORRAINE is made with a filling of
    sour cream (creme fraiche), eggs, bacon (speck) and cheese. A bit of leek is good too.
    There are really endless variations. And it is an ideal picknick food.

    1. I so appreciate the historical knowledge you bring to this blog. I bet a quiche made with sour cream would be delicious. I have some whipping cream to use up as well as sour cream. I feel an experiment coming on.