Recipes on a Budget

"Affordable Recipes for All"

Vegetable-Bean Salad with Pasta


1 cup pasta
1 can (15/-oz) kidney beans
1 large stalk broccoli
1/2 lb snowpeas, trimmed
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 large sliced green pepper
1 large sliced red pepper
4-6   sliced scallions
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp vinegar
2   crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp dried mustard
3/4 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


In a medium size bowl mix together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper.  Whisk all ingredients until smooth throughout. Set aside.


Precook pasta, drain, place in refrigerator to cool.  Trim the flowerets off stalk of broccoli and place in a large bowl.  Add snowpeas, mushrooms, green and red pepper, and scallions.  Add Kidney beans, and lightly toss.  Add pasta. Add dressing and toss lightly again.  Serve.

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05/27/2009 Posted by | Salads | Leave a comment

Better Beach Burgers

Donated by:  Mrs. Margaret H.  Meetze
2 lbs ground beef
1-1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup chili sauce
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
8   hamburger buns

Sprinkle beef with salt, pepper, and toss gently until mixed.  Stir in remaining ingredients; form into 8 patties.  Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze.

Allow 2 to 2-1/2 hours thawing time.  Cook to desired degree of doneness on outdoor grill.  Wrap the hamburger buns in foil and place on grill until heated through.

05/27/2009 Posted by | Sandwich | Leave a comment

Frangelico Peanut Butter Dessert

Donated by:  Larry Luke
1 part chunky or smooth peanut butter
2 parts rich vanilla ice cream (not ice milk)
1 shot Frangelico per 8-oz of peanut butter

In a mixer, blend peanut butter and ice cream.  Add Frangelico and additional peanut butter, if necessary to thicken.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Use as a filling for Graham cracker crust, or served in parfait glasses or custard cups with whipped cream or cherry topping.

05/27/2009 Posted by | Dessert, Ice Cream | 1 Comment