A week or two ago, I made my mom’s Chicken N Goo recipe for the Mr. As I was pulling out all of the ingredients I realized I didn’t buy any cream of chicken soup! I tend to do that often – … Continue reading
Flautas This is one of my absolute favorite frugal recipes I brought back from Mexico. Ethnic foods are such a great way to spread your dollar! I’ll buy a rotisserie chicken for between $5-$7 and it’ll last me … Continue reading
This has been a family recipe for longer than I can remember. I grew up on it. The Mr. has begged me to change the name, but my entire life we’ve called it chicken ‘n goo, so I refuse! … Continue reading
Faux Pho No…really…I made something…I’m just not quite sure what it is! I had originally planned to make Faux Pho (recipes from Epicurious, FoodJaunts, and Bon Appetit — although Bon Appetit makes ramen even sound pretentious — ) but best laid plans…I ran to the … Continue reading
Mr Marine brought home a huge lamb leg (forgive me for not knowing the technical term) with the bone in and cooked it for dinner over the weekend. I can’t remember the last time I had lamb, but it was … Continue reading
Homemade Pizza Sauce This past week Mr Marine and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. This weekend it should be in the 60s! While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had … Continue reading
Meatballs 1 lb beef 1 egg ½ -3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs EVOO Oregano Basil Garlic salt Black pepper Worchestershire Mix together all ingredients. Form into balls — size doesn’t matter 😉 Heat EVOO in a frying pan and brown balls … Continue reading
I absolutely love Starbuck’s Cool Lime Refresher and when I saw FitSugar’s Green Tea Lime Cooler on Pinterest I know I had to jump on it. I love the idea of replacing my morning and afternoon coffees with tea instead. It gives you that same pick-me-up PLUS antioxidants MINUS all the sugar and creamer and jittery feeling and caffeine crash you get from coffee.
I was first introduced to yerba mate by some Argentines I worked with a long time ago. They drink it almost all day, loose leaf out of gourds with a metal straw. It contains twice as much caffeine as black tea, but half as much as a cup of coffee. This makes it perfect for me because regular green tea isn’t enough to get me moving in the morning, but coffee is almost too much. For more benefits of yerba mate click here.
4 cups of Green tea (yerba mate)
Juice from 1 lime
1-2 tsp sugar or agave nectar
Handful of ice
Quart-sized mason jars
- Boil water and steep tea for between 3-5 min, depending on the strength of the tea
- Add sweetener and lime juice and allow to cool
- Save tea in mason jars and allow to chill in the fridge. (I’ll usually make a quart the night before and leave it in the fridge to use on an as-needed basis)
- Throw some ice cubes and enjoy!
- A Yerba Mate Crash Course (mensjournal.com)
- Caffeine Without The Shakes – Best Sources Of Energy (hackcollege.com)
- Tea! (321irony.wordpress.com)
Potatoes – there are so many things I love about potatoes. They’re cheap, delicious, filling, and almost fool-proof to grow. If you’re a beginner gardener, I highly recommend planting potatoes. They’re easy to grow in containers if you’re in base … Continue reading
For my first recipe in the Frugal Foods series, I’m sharing one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of Mr Marine’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the … Continue reading