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Frugal and Easy Barbecue Chicken Flatbread

easy, cheap chicken flatbread recipe

Happy 4th of July to all my readers in the USA, and happy Friday to the rest of you! I hope today brings a day of rest, excitement, fun, family, remembering our founding fathers, or whatever you hope it will be. Instead of personal finance wisdom today, I’ll share my favorite new frugal summer recipe that is the perfect thing for a family dinner or get together. Who says you can’t have cheap, fast, and good? Barbecue Chicken Flatbread Ingredients: Flour Tortillas Barbecue sauce of your choosing Shredded or cubed cooked chicken Tomato Red bell pepper Zucchini Shredded cheddar or colby cheese Great Way To Use Leftovers For our family of three, one chicken breast is plenty. You can also substitute just about any meat or go vegetarian. This is a really affordable meal because you need so little meat and the other ingredients, aside from cheese, are dirt cheap. We can do this meal for under $2.00 per person buying everything new and still have half a bag of cheese and almost a whole bottle of barbecue sauce leftover. If you are using what you have in the fridge already, that’s a double bonus. I’ve listed my favorite ingredients, ...

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Valentine’s Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting

Since I’ve already admitted that I hate Valentine’s Day, it might come as a surprise to see me post a V-day recipe. I do have a five year old who is more than excited about candy, hearts, and Valentine cards, so I’m trying to be a good sport. This recipe showed up in the mail with my Kroger coupons this month. Inspired by Holly’s obsession with juicing, I have been trying to add more veggies to our meals by hiding them in more palatable foods. When I saw a cake recipe made with beets, I had to give it a try. I don’t like beets, never have. I’ve never bought a beet in my life, and I’ve never made a cake from scratch. I wouldn’t recommend eating this whole cake to get your serving of beets, but a secret ingredient has to count for something, right? Lots of firsts here, but don’t ever accuse me of not trying new things.

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Hosting a Frugal, Rocking Holiday Party

That title might be a little misleading. Parties do cost money, and if you are in a financial bind, you really shouldn’t be hosting one. However, if you like to entertain, there are ways to do it frugally. I did host a pretty rocking Christmas party for my employees this past weekend. Obviously, these tips don’t work if you have 200 people to serve and entertain, but if you are hosting a small holiday gathering, there’s no reason you can’t have a great party without having to ask Santa for grocery money next month. Food Basically for any party, you need to provide food. There is nothing wrong with doing appetizers only. If you buy those fancy pre-made trays at the grocery store, it is much less work, but you’ll end up spending 3-4X more. I like to buy veggies and fruits, then cut and arrange them myself. If you don’t have serving platters or utensils, dollar stores or thrift shop are a treasure trove of holiday serving items right now. You can also buy something like a big bag of frozen shrimp at the grocery store. These cost less and provide more volume than buying the pre-arranged platter with ...

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Leftover Turkey Recipe

If you were celebrating Thanksgiving yesterday or fighting the crowd for black Friday today, I don’t know if you can handle a dose of personal finance, so I’ll share a recipe for what to do with leftover turkey.  I know you have all wanted to make extra use out of a turkey carcass. This recipe swears you will be begging others for their carcasses as well. If that doesn’t get you committed, you might be able to rack up on this recipe. Leftover Turkey Soup Ingredients: 1 Leftover cooked turkey carcass (I bet you could also use chicken to vary your poultry) 3 Medium onions, chopped 2 Large carrots, diced 2 Celery ribs, diced 1 Cup butter 1 Cup all purpose flour 2 Cups half and half cream 1 Cup uncooked long grain rice 2 Teaspoons salt 1 Teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 3/4 Teaspoon pepper Directions: 1)Place turkey carcass in a soup kettle or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for one hour. Remove carcass. Cool. 2)Set aside three quarts of broth. Remove turkey from bones in bite sized pieces. Set aside. 3)Saute onions, carrots, and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat. Stir in flour until blended. ...

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