Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C (425 F).
  2. Heat a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the pasta and cook that until just tender, drain well (let cool for a few minutes before adding to a Pyrex dish) pour into a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. While the water is heating for the pasta, heat a large non stick pan and add the sausage and break it with a spatula as you cook it, add some chopped up pepperoni slice if want and add to the pan as well, as much as you like. When cooked through, do not drain, just pour into the baking dish and mix with the pasta until "all the pasta is coated with the yummy meatiness." (Author's words, very cool!)
  4. Add the pasta sauce and mix together, now add the pizza cheese blend and mix that in. Once mixed, smooth out the top evenly, top with Mozzarella, then a layer of pepperoni slices.
  5. Bake until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and let rest for a few minutes, you have a bubbly dish of cheese lava, you are just cooling it a bit before serving.
  6. Serve. Garlic bread would be a great side dish.
Recipe Notes

The sausage if you make yourself, about 45 Baht. The cheeses will cost about 175 Baht for the pizza cheese blend, and 140 Baht for the Mozzarella. For 6 servings, this is about $1.77 per serving.

Shortcuts: Italian Sausage, Pasta Sauce.

Variants: 1. Easy, anything you like on a pizza. The author, Amy, says diced green bell pepper and sliced mushrooms is a very good addition. 2. To make this leaner, use chicken sausage.

Original recipe and photo, provided by good friend, Amy Weckerly Shanks, and the original recipe is here.

Homemade Noodles II

Homemade Noodles II
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and is another way to make fresh noodles, highly recommended! I will be making these soon and may very well be another item I do not need to go to the city for. On my to make list soon!
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and is another way to make fresh noodles, highly recommended! I will be making these soon and may very well be another item I do not need to go to the city for. On my to make list soon!
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: batch for a soup
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, add the egg, milk, and salt. and whisk together.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder, add the egg mixture and mix to form into a ball.
  3. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes. No worries about over kneading. Let the dough rest for a few minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface as thin as you like then cut with a pizza or pasta cutter to widths you desire.
  5. Hang to air dry or cook in boiling water for 10 minutes. If making thicker noodles, you may need to cook a minute or more two.
  6. For air dried noodles, once dry, store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.
  7. Use noodles in a soup, casserole, etc.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe and photo provided courtesy of good friend, Kelly Montana Hawk of Tying One On With Kelly (and apron of course) and the original recipe is here.
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Homemade Noodles I

Homemade Noodles I
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Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and is highly recommended! I will be making these soon and may very well be another item I do not need to go to the city for. On my to make list soon!
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 batch for a soup 15 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: batch for a soup
Instructions
  1. For the flour, you can use 2 cups all purpose, or 1 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat. If using wheat flour, you may need a bit more milk, And for any recipe with dough, since this is based on humidity where you are, if the dough is too dry, add more milk, if the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If weighing the flour, recommended, 2 cups all purpose flour is 256 grams or 9 ounces.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, and salt. and whisk together. Add 1 cup of flour and stir until mixture is smooth.
  3. Mix in the garlic powder and remaining flour, one spoonful at a time until the mixture forms a ball and is no longer sticky.
  4. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes. No worries about over kneading. Let the dough rest for a few minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface as thin as you like then cut with a pizza or pasta cutter to widths you desire.
  6. Hang to air dry or cook in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. If making thicker noodles, you may need to cook a minute or more two.
  7. For air dried noodles, once dry, store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.
  8. Use noodles in a soup, casserole, etc.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Recipe and photo provided courtesy of good friend, Christine Hoffman and the link to her recipe is here
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Pasta with Tuna, Lemon & Dill

Pasta with Tuna, Lemon & Dill
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Sounds easy and tasty. On my to cook list. Feel free to use canned or fresh tuna you have cooked. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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Sounds easy and tasty. On my to cook list. Feel free to use canned or fresh tuna you have cooked. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook the pasta until tender.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix the remaining ingredients together in a large serving bowl, season with salt and pepper as desired.
  3. When the pasta is tender, drain and add to the mixture in the serving bowl, toss to combine, serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Tuna.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Pork & Noodles II

Slow Cooker Pork & Noodles II
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Five ingredient recipe, and this sounds good, and easy! This is a slow cooker and stove top recipe.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Slow Cooker Pork & Noodles II
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Five ingredient recipe, and this sounds good, and easy! This is a slow cooker and stove top recipe.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
4-8 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rub or mist your slow cooker with olive oil to make clean up easier.
  2. Sprinkle the loin well with salt and pepper, be generous. Place the loin in the slow cooker, add 1/4 cup of water and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or High setting for 3 to 4 hours. Check tenderness at 6 and 3 hours respectively, if the pork shreds easily with a fork, it is done. When done, remove from the slow cooker and shred with a fork, nothing to fine, just good bite sized pieces.
  3. 20 minutes before you want to serve, place a pot on the stove and add the broth and heat to just near boiling then add the noodles and cook until just tender. The stock should be mostly absorbed. If there is still liquid, go ahead and drain that off.
  4. Add the shredded pork to the noodles and stir in to combine well with the noodles. If the pork is not hot enough, heat the pot on very low heat for a few minutes, add a tablespoon or so of water to prevent sticking, this is not a soupy dish. Taste and season as needed with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with a salad for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Going with 1 kilo of pork loin, cost would be 115 Baht, for 6 servings, this is about 56 cents per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pantry Pasta

Pantry Pasta
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Sounds good and easy. I am looking forward to testing out the trick with the egg yolks. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
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Sounds good and easy. I am looking forward to testing out the trick with the egg yolks. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 180 C. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Cut the bread into 1/3 to 1/2 inch cubes. Toss the cubes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes but keep an eye on them. Remove from the oven and set aside. There, you just made croutons which will be used for a topping at the end.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large non stick pan, when hot, add the onion, garlic, salt, and red pepper, cook until the onion is golden brown.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and mix in the parsley, capers, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juice. Set aside.
  4. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until tender. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the pasta water and drain the rest.
  5. In a medium bowl, add the egg yolks, slowly whisk in the reserved pasta water, then whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Place the pan back on low heat and add the well drained pasta to the pan, pour the egg mixture over the pasta and toss to combine the pasta with the egg mixture and the contents in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes to warm everything through.
  7. Divide among 4 bowls and top with the croutons you made and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Low cost. When I make this, I will also cook up some Italian sausage to go with this.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini II
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
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Sounds good. Several cooking methods used but ultimately this will be a baked casserole.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken & Broth
Remaining Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To make the broth, add the chicken, onion, carrot, and celery to a large pot with the 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cook for about 20-30 minutes. Remove the pot from the burner and let it cool to room temp on its own, this will give good tender and juicy chicken.
  2. Once cooled, remove the chicken to a cutting board.
  3. Pour the liquid in the pot through a strainer, discard contents of the strainer, return the broth to the same pot. Now you have fresh homemade broth, wasn't that simple and easy?
  4. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Butter a 9x13 baking dish and set that aside.
  5. Bring the broth to a boil and add the pasta and cook until it is just tender. Remove the pot from the burner and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. While the pasta is sitting (it is soaking up flavor), go ahead and cut the chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, add the two soups, garlic and onion powders, and half the cheese. Mix together. Now you are ready to put this together.
  8. Drain the pasta. Place half the pasta in the baking dish and spread out to an even layer.
  9. Layer half the chicken on top.
  10. Spread half the soup mixture on the top.
  11. Repeat the layers then sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, serve with a salad for a nice meal.
Recipe Notes

Three good sized chicken breasts might, just might, cost 65 Baht. Without running the numbers, this is a Low Cost meal for sure.

Shortcuts: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Creamy Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Shrimp Pasta
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This comes from a good friend, and her recipes have never failed me. I love pasta and shrimp, this sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Creamy Shrimp Pasta
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This comes from a good friend, and her recipes have never failed me. I love pasta and shrimp, this sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until just tender, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the shrimp and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of paprika or according to your taste. Toss the shrimp to make sure they are all seasoned.
  3. Heat a large non stick pan on medium heat and add the oil, when hot, add the shrimp and stir often to cook until pink on all sides, takes just a few minutes then quickly remove them from the pan to a plate.
  4. Same pan, add the butter and onion and cook, stirring often until golden brown, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute. Now stir in the white wine and cook this to reduce to 25% of the liquid remaining in the pan.
  5. When the wine is reduced, stir in the cream and bring to a low boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 2 minutes. Now sprinkle on the Parmesan and stir only until smooth and creamy, simmer for a minute or two then turn off the heat, do not let it get to a boil. Season to taste with additional salt, pepper, and paprika as desired.
  6. Stir in the shrimp then the pasta and toss to coat the pasta.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan and parsley.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 150 Baht/500 grams of large shrimp. For 4 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving.

This recipe for Creamy Shrimp Pasta is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Skillet Pasta Limone

Skillet Pasta Limone
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Sounds really good, and the beauty of this, it is all cooked at one time, in one skillet, how easy is that. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Skillet Pasta Limone
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Sounds really good, and the beauty of this, it is all cooked at one time, in one skillet, how easy is that. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. You can use a heavy walled pot or a large deep skillet for this dish, either will work well. I will use the term skillet.
  2. To a large deep, non stick skillet, add the water, pasta, leeks, garlic, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, until the water is nearly gone and the pasta is cooked to tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Squeeze in the lemon juice and grated cheese and toss to combine.
  4. Serve, garnish with chopped basil and lemon zest.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Pasta with Sand

Pasta with Sand
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This sounds like a easy and nice light pasta dish to enjoy with a green salad. This is a base recipe. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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This sounds like a easy and nice light pasta dish to enjoy with a green salad. This is a base recipe. On my to cook list. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until just tender, drain well and place in a large serving bowl.
  2. Before the pasta is done, heat a non stick pan with the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add and cook the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds, add the red pepper flakes and salt to desired preference then add the breadcrumbs and mix well ensuring the breadcrumbs are saturated with the oil, if they look a bit dry, add a tablespoon of butter at a time and mix in to get the desired consistency.
  3. Pour the breadcrumb mixture into the pasta and toss to mix together.
  4. Serve with Parmesan cheese available for topping. A green salad as a side would make this a light meal.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Breadcrumbs.

Variant: 1. Add a few anchovies when cooking the garlic.

Adapted from an internet recipe.