Wednesday, October 3, 2007

3 nights of budget suppers

On the first night, we had enchiladas made with seasoned taco meat from the freezer and home made enchilada sauce, a big green salad and coconut macaroons.
Country Living Coconut Macaroons
2 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoon flour
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss coconut, sugar, and flour together in a large bowl and set aside.
Whisk egg whites, vanilla extract, and salt together to soft peaks and stir in the coconut mixture.
Spread heaping tablespoonfuls of the batter into 2-inch circle shapes 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking pan. You may need to press the together into a nice shape and so they will hold together.
Bake until macaroons begin to brown around the edges -- about 12 minutes. I got 14 nice sized cookies from one recipe.

On the second night we had Salmon patties, fried potatoes made with leftovers from Sunday's baked potatoes, cole slaw, apple crisp and iced tea.
On the third night we had taco soup made with the last of the ground beef from the enchiladas, brownies made a little bit healthier by using whole wheat flower, 1/2 sugar and 1/2 Splenda and substituting apple sauce for half of the butter.


  1. Yummy! What time is dinner?

  2. Grace, we usually eat around 5:30 and have dessert and hot tea later in the evening with a TV program.
    Come on over :)

  3. Rhonda, how do you make your taco soup, what is in it? Looks yummy!

  4. Let me give you may mailing address, and you can send the food to me.... Love, Esther

  5. I say YUM too! Looks really good! It seems your cooking skills are as good as your quilting skills!!!

  6. Brenda, I just kind of put stuff together when I make taco soup. This batch had
    about 1 cup of beef taco filling
    1 can of pinto beans, rinsed
    1/2 onion, finely chopped
    about 1 cup of tomato puree (leftover from the enchilada sauce)
    about 1.5 cups of frozen corn
    a little water to thin it out
    2 t chili powder
    1 t cumin
    a little garlic salt, salt and pepper

  7. Everything looks so yummy. I have not had salmon patties in so long. My father was a master in making them so thanks for bringing back those memories to me.

    ~~ Heidi ~~


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