Kidney Bean Salad
Kidney Bean Salad
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This sounds really good, on my to make list soon!
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4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Kidney Bean Salad
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This sounds really good, on my to make list soon!
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings as a side 10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Salad
For the Dressing
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add all the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients and whisk, taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Place in the fridge for a few hours, serve as a side dish. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Kidney Beans (Pressure Cooker).

Variants: 1. Add halved cherry tomatoes. 2. Use black beans in place of red kidney beans.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

S#!t in a Bowl
S#!t in a Bowl
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Catchy name! This recipe comes from a friend and sounds like a great and filling casserole. This has lots of possibilities and I will be experimenting with this one for sure. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
S#!t in a Bowl
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Catchy name! This recipe comes from a friend and sounds like a great and filling casserole. This has lots of possibilities and I will be experimenting with this one for sure. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground beef in a non stick pan until cooked through season with salt and pepper to your liking, drain the fat.
  2. While the beef is cooking, make the gravy in a small sauce pan. When the gravy is prepared and the beef is drained, add gravy to the beef and mix together, cover and set aside.
  3. If using canned corn, open and drain then set aside. If using fresh corn, cook that then cut off the cob. If using frozen corn, thaw that.
  4. Now make the mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese either according to the packages or certainly make from scratch.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180 C (350 F), spray a casserole dish with olive oil or grease lightly with butter.
  6. Add the mashed potatoes to the casserole dish and spread evenly, top with the mac and cheese, then the corn, then the beef and gravy, and top that with the shredded cheese.
  7. Bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, I am guessing maybe 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I make it, there is beef and cheeses to consider with this, I will say fair priced for now.

From good friend, Kerra Sharp, and her recipe is here.
United States.

Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: ears of corn
Instructions
  1. Add the milk, water, sugar, and salt to your pressure cooker and stir to mix, add the butter and place the corn in as well making two layers that are crossed.
  2. Place the lid on the cooker and lock, place on high heat to bring to full pressure as indicated by the jiggler moving and venting pressure. Lower heat to maintain full pressure. Start timing for 1 minute.
  3. When 1 minute has passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner to cool and release pressure on its own. When the lock has dropped and zero pressure remains in the vessel, open and serve corn as a side dish, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Ham & Potato Corn Chowder
Ham & Potato Corn Chowder
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Sounds really, lots of ways you can change this up to make it different each time.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ham & Potato Corn Chowder
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Sounds really, lots of ways you can change this up to make it different each time.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot, when hot, add the onion and celery, saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and flour, saute until the flour is lightly browned. about 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the broth then add the milk, then the potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender, about 10-15 minutes, stir occasionally.
  4. Add the corn (if using fresh corn, boil that first then cut from the cob), and the ham. Simmer until everything is heated through and piping hot. Taste and season with salt an pepper as desired.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Cook 4 strips of bacon and use the bacon fat to cook the onion and celery, garnish with the bacon chopped. 2. Reduce the potatoes and add some chopped cauliflower. 3. Saute the cubed ham before adding to the chowder. 4. Add sauteed mushrooms.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
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Shrimp and sausage cooked in a slow cooker, count me in! Any type of shrimp can be used, peeled, unpeeled, head on or off, frozen, or even cooked shrimp. The steps are different for each way so the first time you make this, take note of the times for use again. And from the author of this recipe regarding the shrimp "Pink is the key. Grey isn't cooked, white is over cooked."
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Slow Cooker Shrimp & Sausage Dinner
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Shrimp and sausage cooked in a slow cooker, count me in! Any type of shrimp can be used, peeled, unpeeled, head on or off, frozen, or even cooked shrimp. The steps are different for each way so the first time you make this, take note of the times for use again. And from the author of this recipe regarding the shrimp "Pink is the key. Grey isn't cooked, white is over cooked."
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5-15 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Lightly butter the slow cooker pot. Add the corn and potatoes. Add the sausage on top.
Using Frozen Shrimp
  1. Add the shrimp on top of the sausage, place some lemon slices on the shrimp, pour in the chicken stock. Cover and cook on Low setting until the potatoes are fork tender and the shrimp are pink. Serve.
Using Fresh Shrimp
  1. Fresh shrimp can be peeled, deviened, tail attached or removed, or can be unpeeled with heads attached or removed. Peeled cooks faster than unpeeled. Just start the slow cooker on Low setting with the corn, potatoes, sausage and stock. Add the shrimp about 1 hour before you want to serve and some lemon slices, so when the potatoes are almost but not quite fork tender, add the shrimp and lemon slices and cook until the shrimp are pink. Serve.
Using Cooked Shrimp
  1. You can use shrimp you already boiled and are pink. Just start the slow cooker on Low setting with the corn, potatoes, sausage and stock. Add the shrimp about 20-30 minutes before you want to serve and some lemon slices, so when the potatoes are just about fork tender, add the shrimp and lemon slices and cook until the shrimp warmed through. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get smoked sausage. For now I will say fair cost but sounds delicious!

Provided by Slow Cooker Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
United States.

Russian Style Crab Salad (Крабовый Салат)
Russian Style Crab Salad (Крабовый Салат)
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This recipe uses imitation crab, aka crab sticks, but if you wish to use real crab, feel free. I personally like imitation crab so I will be using that. And this is the first recipe I have listed with the Russian text in the title as well, very cool I think. I prepared this on 30 Sep 2017, delicious!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Russian Style Crab Salad (Крабовый Салат)
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This recipe uses imitation crab, aka crab sticks, but if you wish to use real crab, feel free. I personally like imitation crab so I will be using that. And this is the first recipe I have listed with the Russian text in the title as well, very cool I think. I prepared this on 30 Sep 2017, delicious!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add everything except the peas and mix, use more mayo as needed to coat everything well.
  2. Add the peas and gently fold in, this keeps them from getting mushy. Store in the fridge for several hours before serving.
  3. Served along some Roast Red Pork, delicious!
Recipe Notes

Crab stick prices vary widely, from 90 to 270 Baht/500 grams, not sure of the taste or quality as I have only bought Tesco brand at 94 Baht/450 gram package and the taste is quite good, for 750 grams, figure about 150 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Chicken Eggs.

Inspired by the recipe Russian Style Crab Salad (Крабовый Салат) from Natasha's Kitchen.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a 2 in 1 recipe, Creamy Soup, and Regular Chicken Soup. Sounds great as I love a good chicken noodle soup. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
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This is a 2 in 1 recipe, Creamy Soup, and Regular Chicken Soup. Sounds great as I love a good chicken noodle soup. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the carrots, shred 2 with the largest holes on a box shredder and thinly slice 1, halve that one if large. Now prepare all the rest of the ingredients so everything is ready. For the chicken, just remove the skin if using bone in, do not trim the fat, fat is flavor.
  2. Bring a large pot with the broth, water, and 1/2 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add the thighs, continue to boil for 20 minutes and spoon off any foam from the surface.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add he onion and cook until soft and starting to turn translucent, raise the heat to medium high and the celery and only the shredded carrots and cook for about 6 minutes or so until soft and beginning to brown, stir often.
  4. Remove the thighs from the pot and set aside to cool slightly. Skim off any remaining foam from the chicken then add the cooked celery, onion, and carrots.
  5. Add the dry pasta, the sliced carrot, and the corn to the soup and cook on a low boil to cook the pasta until tender, about 15 minutes. Spoon off any excess oil on the surface if you want a lighter soup, but keep in mind, the fat adds great flavor.
  6. Shred the chicken with forks or just use your hands, discard bones and excess fat. Add the chicken back to the soup.
  7. For the Creamy version of this soup, continue here. For the Regular version of this soup, skip this and follow the last step. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat then whisk in the flour and whisk continuously until just starting to turn brown, about 1 or 2 minutes. Remove 1 cup of broth from the soup and add to the flour butter mixture, whisk until blended and the mixture is smooth, then whisk in the cream until blended and stir this into the soup until mixed in well.
  8. Season the soup with Mrs. Dash Seasoning and salt to taste. A touch of black pepper would work well also. Add the fresh dill and return the soup to a boil for 30 seconds, then remove from heat. Serve with bread and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

For the chicken thighs, 4 thighs are probably less than a kilo, so I will estimate 60 Baht for the chicken. For 8 servings, this is about 23 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Heavy Cream.

This recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Mexican Corn
Mexican Corn
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Sounds like a perfect side for any Mexican dishes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
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Sounds like a perfect side for any Mexican dishes. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Fresh corn would be the best to use, but canned (drained) or even frozen corn can be used. For fresh corn, I would boil that first then cut from the cobs.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the corn, red bell pepper, zucchini, green onions and jalapeño and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Mix in the salsa and chopped cilantro. Stir until heated through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Salsa.

Used in Recipe Listed on this Site:
Mexican Tortilla Casserole.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II
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Sounds good, on my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili II
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Sounds good, on my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the beans, you can cook yourself the day before, or you can use canned beans that are rinsed and drained before use.
  2. Combine beans, salsa, tomato sauce, and chili powder in slow cooker. Top with chicken, onions, and corn. Do not stir. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir and serve topped with cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes

Chicken will cost about 60 Baht/750 grams. The cheese if used will cost about 90 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 55 cents per serving if you prepare the beans from dry beans. If using canned beans, this is about 98 cents per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Maryland Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Soup
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Sounds delicious to say the least! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Maryland Crab Soup
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Sounds delicious to say the least! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven, and the spring onion, garlic, corn, mixed vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons Old Bay.
  2. Cook on medium high heat until the tomatoes are soft and can be crushed with a wooden spoon. Then stir in the diced tomatoes and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Add the stock or water, parsley, crab claw meat, and remaining Old Bay. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I get to Makro to get prices on the crab meat.

Variants: Add chopped bacon, chopped zucchini, pinch of cayenne pepper.

Recipe and photo provided courtesy of good friend, Edward Coleman.
Philippines.