Cucumber Sandwiches
Cucumber Sandwiches
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These can be a light lunch or served as an appetizer. These sound delicious! Simple ingredients and very common to find. On my to make list. Keep in mind, an electric mixer is not required for this, you can easily mix this by hand, just follow the instructions if you do not have an electric mixer.
Servings Prep Time
30 appetizers 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 appetizers 20 minutes
Cucumber Sandwiches
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These can be a light lunch or served as an appetizer. These sound delicious! Simple ingredients and very common to find. On my to make list. Keep in mind, an electric mixer is not required for this, you can easily mix this by hand, just follow the instructions if you do not have an electric mixer.
Servings Prep Time
30 appetizers 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 appetizers 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: appetizers
Instructions
Using an Electric Mixer
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese and mayo, and mix until smooth.
NOT Using an Electric Mixer (my preferred way)
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the room temperature cream cheese, mash with a potato masher, yes, I know this sounds weird, just go with it, it works. When the cream cheese is mashed well, now you can use a heavy spoon to mix in the mayo. See, wasn't that easy?
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  1. When the cream cheese and mayo is a nice smooth mixture, stir in the dill, chives, and garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper as desired.
  2. For the cucumber, skin on or off is your choice, some like skin on for the color, some like it off. An alternative is the peel strips off, so the cucumber is in strips before peeling, totally up to you.
  3. Slice the cucumber thinly, the use of a mandolin is highly recommended.
  4. Lay out the bread slices and cut off the crusts, makes for a very nice presentation when served as appetizers. Spread the cream cheese mixture on each slice of bread.
  5. Top half of the slices with a good layer of the cucumber slices, overlapping them the slices.
  6. Place the remaining slices on top, cream cheese spread side down. Slice each into 3 sections. If you want to make smaller appetizers, slice in 3 sections then cut all three in half to make 6 tiny sandwiches. You may want to use toothpicks inserted in the centers of the smaller ones to keep them together.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The cream cheese will cost about 150 Baht/250 grams. This recipe makes a lot of appetizers so I will say this is overall, low cost.

Inspired by Spend With Pennies and the link to this recipe is here.
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Chicken Salad with Green Olives
Chicken Salad with Green Olives
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This sounds tasty with chicken, green olives, celery, and spring onions with a mustard mayo dressing. On my to make list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings as a side 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings as a side 20 minutes
Chicken Salad with Green Olives
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This sounds tasty with chicken, green olives, celery, and spring onions with a mustard mayo dressing. On my to make list for sure.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings as a side 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings as a side 20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Add the shredded chicken (bite size pieces) to a large mixing bowl, add the celery and spring onion. Toss to mix together.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, mustard, olive juice, lemon or lime juice, and the celery seed. Taste and season with black pepper as desired.
  3. Add some dressing to the mixing bowl and gently mix to coat everything, add dressing as needed until everything is coated well but not dripping in dressing.
  4. Now gently fold in the olives and mix until they are distributed and lightly coated with dressing.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge for several hours before serving. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
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I love deviled eggs and pasta salads, and this recipe interested me. I made this on 22 May 2018, and the taste is excellent. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
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I love deviled eggs and pasta salads, and this recipe interested me. I made this on 22 May 2018, and the taste is excellent. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Prep Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
2-3 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until tender, drain and run under water to cool it down. Add to a large mixing bowl after it is well drained.
  2. Cut the eggs in half, remove yolks and place in a separate bowl. Mash the egg yolks with a fork and set aside. chop the egg whites and add to the pasta.
  3. Add the pickles (I used 6 spears from a pint jar), onion, celery, and olives.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, mustard, mayo, paprika, and the mashed yolks.
  5. Mix together until well coated. I use a large pot to mix everything, then transfer to a smaller mixing bowl to chill.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with a light sprinkling of paprika if desired. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Fridge Dill Pickles, Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs.

Variant: 1. Top with sliced hard boiled eggs before serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Chicken Macaroni Salad
Chicken Macaroni Salad
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This is a Filipino version of macaroni salad, many cultures have their own versions, just like chicken noodle soup is found many cultures. This sounds really good and is on my to cook list for sure as I do love a good pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Chicken Macaroni Salad
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This is a Filipino version of macaroni salad, many cultures have their own versions, just like chicken noodle soup is found many cultures. This sounds really good and is on my to cook list for sure as I do love a good pasta salad.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling then cook the macaroni to tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the chicken any way that you like, steamed, boiled, oven baked. If boiling, and you have the time, add trinity and make some broth while you are at, also, let the pot cool to cool temp before taking the chicken out, this will result is juicier chicken.
  3. Drain the pickle relish and the pineapple, this is so you do not make a soggy salad, no one likes a soggy salad 😉
  4. After everything is cooked, drained, chopped, and cooled, place everything, except the mayo, in a large mixing bowl and gently toss to mix.
  5. Add the mayo and gently mix to make sure everything is coated well. Cover and place in the fridge to chill until serving, chill for about 2-3 hours.
  6. Serve as a side dish with chicken from the BBQ, grilled sausages, etc. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Roti John (Singapore Omelette Sandwich)
Roti John (Singapore Omelette Sandwich)
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This is street food popular in Singapore and Malaysia, and it sounds very good. For this you can use baguettes or hot dog buns. When I make this, I may make the hot dog buns as well, I like a good challenge.
Servings Prep Time
10 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 minutes, each
Servings Prep Time
10 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 minutes, each
Roti John (Singapore Omelette Sandwich)
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This is street food popular in Singapore and Malaysia, and it sounds very good. For this you can use baguettes or hot dog buns. When I make this, I may make the hot dog buns as well, I like a good challenge.
Servings Prep Time
10 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 minutes, each
Servings Prep Time
10 sandwiches 10 minutes
Cook Time
3-4 minutes, each
Ingredients
For Toppings & Sauce
Servings: sandwiches
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef and mix in the eggs, then mix in the shallots, chili, salt, and pepper.
  2. Butterfly or split open the baguettes or hot dog buns, keeping them intact on on side.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large non stick pan, when the pan is hot, spread some egg mixture on the cut sides of the baguettes and place cut side down in the pan, cook for about 2-3 minutes to set the egg and brown the beef (it is a this layer so it cooks quickly), then flip over and cook the other side for about 1 minute.
  4. Serve with toppings and sauces as desired.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Use 2-3 cans sardines in olive oil, mashed in place of ground beef.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Russian Beet Salad
Russian Beet Salad
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Russian Beet Salad
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This sounds really good, and several shortcuts to make sure you have flavorful vegetables. This can be dressed two different ways as well. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Dressings, pick one
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the pickles, carrots, beets, and potatoes and toss together.
  2. Add ONE of the dressings, starting with 4 tablespoons and adjusting as needed, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill for a few hours, then when serving, garnish with the fresh dill.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Pressure Cooked Beets, Pressure Cooked Carrots, Fridge Pickles.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Mexican Deviled Eggs
Mexican Deviled Eggs
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I like hard boiled eggs and I love deviled eggs, so this sounds really good. On my to make list. Although this is low cost, there is shortcuts for even greater savings. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-16 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-16 servings 15 minutes
Mexican Deviled Eggs
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I like hard boiled eggs and I love deviled eggs, so this sounds really good. On my to make list. Although this is low cost, there is shortcuts for even greater savings. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8-16 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-16 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cut the cooled and peeled eggs in half, remove the yolks to a medium mixing bowl and place the whites on a serving tray or plate.
  2. Mash the yolks with a fork then add the cheese, mayo, sour cream, chives (or spring onion), just 1 1/2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning. Mix together.
  3. Spoon or pipe the mixture into the egg whites.
  4. Dust lightly with the remaining taco seasoning and sprinkle lightly with cilantro. Chill in the fridge until you serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcuts: Perfect Hard Boiled Chicken Eggs, Perfect Hard Boiled Duck Eggs, Taco Seasoning Mix, Sour Cream.

Variant: 1. Use hard boiled quail eggs for tiny versions of this recipe.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and she has never been wrong with a recipe, this is certainly on my to make list, I can see some very sandwiches with this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Tuna Salad
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This recipe comes from a good friend, and she has never been wrong with a recipe, this is certainly on my to make list, I can see some very sandwiches with this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Core and chop the apple. I use an apple corer and slicer that removes the core and makes 8 slices. I took each slice, slice it again lengthwise, then chopped. Add the lime or lemon juice at this time to prevent the chopped pieces from turning brown.
  2. Toast the nuts, your choice of almonds or walnuts, these are optional. Omit for any health concerns.
  3. Drain the tuna well or prepare fresh cooked tuna and let that drain after you have removed the bones and flaked it. If using fresh tuna, use 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups. Three cans of tuna (140 grams each), the onion, and apple with lime juice ready for mixing.
  4. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine, taste and adjust mayo, pepper, and lemon/lime juice to your liking. Mixed and ready to chill, no nuts or avocado used this time.
  5. Cover and chill for a few hours, serve in sandwiches or as a dip.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 42 Baht per average size can of tuna, for 8 servings, this is about 66 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Tuna.

Variant: 1. Replace the tuna with 2 cups of cooked, chopped chicken. 2. Use a red onion in place of the brown onion. 3. Use a Fuji apple in place of the Granny Smith apple.

This recipe for Tuna Salad is from Natasha's Kitchen.

Deviled Egg Salad
Deviled Egg Salad
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
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Sounds absolutely wonderful, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Place the prepared eggs, spring onion, celery, and bell pepper in a large mixing bowl and toss together.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard, Tabasco sauce, and the vinegar.
  3. Stir the dressing into the egg and veggies and season with paprika, salt, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for several hours to chill it fully before serving.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

This recipe for Deviled Egg Salad is from Simply Recipes.

Bologna Salad Sandwich Spread
Bologna Salad Sandwich Spread
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Sounds like an excellent sandwich spread for sure. On my to make list. Two ways to prepare this, 1. using a grinder, 2. finely chopped.
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Bologna Salad Sandwich Spread
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Sounds like an excellent sandwich spread for sure. On my to make list. Two ways to prepare this, 1. using a grinder, 2. finely chopped.
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
Prep with a Meat Grinder
  1. Course chop the bologna and run through your meat grinder using the medium plate. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Prep with a Knife
  1. Finely dice the bologna and eggs. Place in a large mixing bowl.
Prepare the Spread
  1. To the mixing bowl, add about 1/4 cup of sweet pickle relish and about 1 cup of mayo. Mix into the bologna mixture, adding more mayo as needed to fully coat the mixture but not dripping with mayo either. Taste and add more relish ass needed to to taste.
  2. When the spread is mixed and adjusted to taste, cover and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to chill.
  3. Serve as a sandwich spread or on crackers.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get bologna again. I will say low cost for now.

Variants: 1. Add 1 finely diced onion. 2. Add some finely diced or ground ham, amount would be up to you. 3. Mix in some shredded cheese of your choice.

Adapted from an internet recipe.