Fridge Bread & Butter Pickles
Fridge Bread & Butter Pickles
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I love bread and butter pickles and when I was growing up, my Mom and Grandmother made them a lot during the summer months. I just found this recipe and I will be trying it soon! This is NOT a canning recipe and is NOT recommended to can this, this is a make and place in the fridge recipe.
Servings Prep Time
1 quart 3 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 24 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 quart 3 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 24 hours
Fridge Bread & Butter Pickles
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I love bread and butter pickles and when I was growing up, my Mom and Grandmother made them a lot during the summer months. I just found this recipe and I will be trying it soon! This is NOT a canning recipe and is NOT recommended to can this, this is a make and place in the fridge recipe.
Servings Prep Time
1 quart 3 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 24 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 quart 3 hours
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 24 hours
Ingredients
Servings: quart
Instructions
  1. In a large shallow bowl, add the cucumber slices and salt and mix together. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. When the cucumbers are ready, add to a colander and rinse well. Drain the cucumbers well, there you just removed excess moisture from the cucumber slices to provide a good crisp cucumber slice. Add the drained cucumbers to a heat proof bowl this time, or to a quart jar.
  3. Add the sliced onion to the cucumbers and toss to mix together. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, add the vinegars, sugars, mustard and celery seeds, and finally the turmeric. Stir together then and bring mixture to a simmer on medium heat. Stir until the sugars are dissolved.
  5. Pour the hot mixture over the cucumber and onion mixture, let set at room temp for 1 hour to cool, then cover and place in the fridge for 24 hours.
  6. The bread and butter pickles and ready to be eaten. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month as long as they are covered airtight.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

______ & Gravy
______ & Gravy
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You fill in the blank with a meat of choice, can be leftovers or bought purposely for this recipe. I like simple dishes that come together quickly, and can be changed numerous ways. This is a base recipe that you can can tailor to make your own specialty. This can be a side dish over rice, or a main dish over pasta, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.
Servings
2-3 servings
Servings
2-3 servings
______ & Gravy
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You fill in the blank with a meat of choice, can be leftovers or bought purposely for this recipe. I like simple dishes that come together quickly, and can be changed numerous ways. This is a base recipe that you can can tailor to make your own specialty. This can be a side dish over rice, or a main dish over pasta, mashed potatoes, or biscuits.
Servings
2-3 servings
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
For the Concept
  • 500-700 grams meat
  • 2 cups gravy OR make from a shortcut
  • 100-200 grams pasta rice or mashed potatoes or biscuits
For Seasoning
For Additional Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
For the Meats - Pick One
  1. Think simple items that are cooked or can be cooked up quick. Chicken Hearts, Chicken Livers, Chicken Gizzards, Sausage, leftover roast chicken, leftover beef pot roast, leftover pork loin.
  2. Cook fresh meats in a non stick skillet with a splash of olive oil along with a diced onion and several cloves of mined garlic and mushrooms if using those. Drain and set aside.
  3. For leftover meats, cube or shred, your preference. Saute a diced onion and several cloves of garlic in a non stick pan with a splash of olive oil. When the onion is translucent, add mushroom if using, then add the cubed or shredded leftover meat and saute until heated through. Drain and set aside.
  4. For sausage, bulk or sliced would work well with a milk gravy.
For the Gravy - Pick One
  1. Gravy can be from a homemade mix, from a gravy packet, or from the drippings in the pan when using fresh meats. I use packets or from a homemade mix. Your choice.
  2. Chicken giblets and leftovers obviously pair up with chicken gravy. Beef with beef gravy, and pork with pork or chicken gravy. Sausage would pair nicely with a milk gravy.
  3. For 2-3 servings, go with 2 cups of gravy, either 2 packets, 2 cups worth from a homemade mix, or you can make in the pan with the drippings.
  4. Once the gravy is made, add the cooked or heated up meat of choice.
For the Seasoning
  1. After the meat of choice is added to the gravy and mixed, taste and add salt and pepper as desired. For the chicken giblets, sage and celery seed works very well, for two cups of gravy I used 1/2 teaspoon of sage and 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed.
  2. White pepper can be used in place of black pepper. Any herbs of choice can be used, like rosemary, thyme, parsley, coriander. Totally up to your preference.
For Serving - Pick One
  1. Rice, small amount for a side dish or a large amount for a main dish.
  2. Pasta, can be spaghetti, egg noodles, fettuccine, macaroni, small shells, spirals, totally your preference.
  3. Potatoes, mashed would be my first choice, boiled and fried potatoes also work.
  4. Biscuits, think milk gravy with sausage. And additional option for this would be a fried egg or two on top.
Recipe Notes

Cost is dependent on if you are using fresh meats specifically for this dish or using leftovers.

Shortcut: Gravy Mix.

Based on making Chicken Hearts & Gravy, Lee Thayer.
Thailand.

Chicken Hearts & Gravy
Chicken Hearts & Gravy
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I like chicken hearts, and this is a simple and easy meal to put together. I made this on 12 Dec 2017 as a way to use up some chicken hearts I had in the freezer, and this gives me an idea for a base recipe for leftovers as well. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Chicken Hearts & Gravy
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I like chicken hearts, and this is a simple and easy meal to put together. I made this on 12 Dec 2017 as a way to use up some chicken hearts I had in the freezer, and this gives me an idea for a base recipe for leftovers as well. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large non stick pan, heat the oil and add the chicken hearts and saute for a few minutes, they release a lot of fat was well (additional flavor), add the onion and garlic, and saute until the onion is translucent and hearts cooked through. Drain the hearts.
  2. While the hearts are cooking. In a small sauce pan prepare the chicken gravy according to the packet instructions, this is normally 2 packets to make 2 cups. Once the gravy is made, add the drained hearts and stir in, season with the sage, celery seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In another small sauce pan, cook the pasta in boiling water until tender, then drain.
  4. Place some noodles on a plate and ladle on the gravy, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 50 Baht for the chicken hearts. For 2 servings, this is about 74 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Gravy Mix.

I just winged this and it turned out great, Lee Thayer.
Thailand.

Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup
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I had to do some research as I have a recipe that states tomato soup, but that is not available where I live, so I found a shortcut. It is healthier than canned tomato soup, but is just as easy as opening a can of soup and heating it up. This is NOT a condensed soup. I made this on 28 Apr 2017, it is good, not fine dining but it is good soup.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Tomato Soup
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I had to do some research as I have a recipe that states tomato soup, but that is not available where I live, so I found a shortcut. It is healthier than canned tomato soup, but is just as easy as opening a can of soup and heating it up. This is NOT a condensed soup. I made this on 28 Apr 2017, it is good, not fine dining but it is good soup.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 1 minute
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Soup
  • 1 can tomato paste this would be a 170 gram can, the really small one
  • 4 cans milk use the tomato paste can
  • pinch salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar OR honey
Optional Additions
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Put tomato paste in saucepan, add milk using empty tomato paste can and rinsing can thoroughly. Add salt and sugar and optional additions if using, whisk and heat this on medium heat and serve as a side dish with a sandwich. I topped my bowl of soup with grated Parmesan cheese.
  2. If this is just needed for a recipe, whisk all ingredients together and use as the recipe states, however, you will need to measure the amount needed for the recipe.
Recipe Notes

campbells-tomato-soup2A can of tomato paste costs 17 Baht, a can of name brand soup would cost 52 Baht. And just for example, here is what is in Campbell's Tomato Soup.

A Thai brand of tomato paste consists of concentrated tomatoes to make a paste with skin and seeds strained out, and a pinch of salt, a lot healthier than what you see in the ingredients for Campbell's!

Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
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A combination of seasonings bring out the flavor of even the cheapest cuts of beef, stretching your food budget to the max. Could easily be made from items you have on hand.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Beef Stew Seasoning Mix
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A combination of seasonings bring out the flavor of even the cheapest cuts of beef, stretching your food budget to the max. Could easily be made from items you have on hand.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Measure all of the ingredients into a medium bowl, mixing very well. Pour into a jar, cover, and add a label with directions for use.
  2. To use, add 2-3 tablespoons of seasoning mix per pound of meat used.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from an internet recipe.