Friday, August 24, 2007

Frugal Friday

I always feel that everybody else already knows what ever Frugal Friday tip I have, but here goes anyway!!!

Last night I was googleing "homemade hamburger helper" and this web site came up: Once the home page comes up if you click on search "all things frugal", (not search the web) you won't believe how many great frugal articles come up.

I just put in the word "quilt" and I was amazed at the great articles that I could read on quilting frugally! I was really excited.

You can put in any word and read and read frugal tips to your heart's content.

I also wanted to show you the pizza I made this week. We had several frugal meals this week, including the pizza. I was able to make use of the bell peppers we have coming out of the garden. I had the pepperoni which I bought on sale in the freezer. The recipe I use is a combination of several recipes. I use my bread machine to get the dough ready. The pizza sauce recipe I use came from I use the one that doesn't have to be cooked.

Here are the ingredients:

For 2 pizza crusts:

1 1/4 cups water
3 T olive oil
1 tsp salt
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp yeast
1 T sugar
2 tsp garlic poweder
1 tsp basil
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano

Put in the bread machine in the above order on the dough cycle. When it is finished (I take out early if I'm in a hurry) roll out onto 2 pizza pans.

Sauce for 2 pizzas

2 8 oz cans no salt added tomato sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp italian seasonings or 1 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp olive oil

Simply mix together in a bowl. Its that easy!

Then just top as desired. I put the sauce on the unbaked crust, then mozerella cheese, parmesean cheese, pepperoni, onion and bell pepper.

Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly and the crust is brown, about 20 minutes, depending on your oven.

I buy all my spices at the dollar store. The ones in this recipe are easy to find there.

Another frugal meal we had was : Inexpensive steaks marked down at Food Lion to 2.81. We put meat tenderizer on them and grilled them. I made fried potatoe slices with cheese on them and fried okra that was given to us. The potatoes were soon going to go bad, only had 4, but made a delicious dish. The entire meal was about $3.00.

Be sure to go to for more frugal tips.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mama!! I can finally see the pictures and leave comments now that I am viewing from home instead of work. That pizza looks good...Yum!

WesternWarmth said...

Thanks, you are my go-to source for frugal sewing ideas. Glad you're blogging!

Anonymous said...

Your pizza looks good. I have my daughter make the pizza dough in her bread machine and then I use what ever tomato sauce I have, ie: spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes or just sliced tomatoes. I really enjoy you blog also!

Joy said...

Ah! Now that is what I was supposed to do on Friday night! Instead we bought pizza's on special from the supermarket... bad me :( Oh well, better than from Pizza Hut...!
I will, I will make some *real* pizza soon!

Littlepenpen said...

Yum! Your pizza looks delicious!!! I have never heard of the all things frugal website. I can hardly wait to get over there and check it out! (you KNOW I want to see a bigger picture of your quilt posted on the left of your screen)

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