barney's Cheap Eatin' Thread

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  1. barney

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    Homemade chicken noodle soup. The boy said he loves carrots, so I made sure that there was plenty in there. I'm sure the 2 gallons of soup was well under $5.
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  2. captain71

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    That sure looks good. With next weekends cold weather sure sounds good. What's your recipe?
     
  3. barney

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    It's homemade from scratch, so the ingredients are approximate.
    The stock.
    5 chicken leg quarters.
    6 quarts of water
    1 bunch of celery leaves and all.
    1 pound of carrots.
    2 medium onions.
    2 cloves of garlic.
    4 bay leaves.
    1 tsp. Dried basil leaves.
    1 sprig of thyme.
    1 tsp. of Accent.
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Cook until the chicken is tender, remove it to cool. I also skim about half the fat from the stock at this point. Bring the stock back to a boil and add the egg noodles. When they are done, add the deboned chicken back to the pot.

    Rather than trying to explain how I made noodles, this short video is spot on.

     
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  4. Lady Hunter

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    Looks yummy!! I started canning the 'base" for homemade chicken noodle soup a few years ago. Just open up a jar, add noodles (I'm too lazy to make my own so I use the store-bought kind), and heat and cook until the noodles are done. Never thought of adding basil though. Might have to try some the next go'round!
     
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  5. inchr48

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    I'd hit it, and it's breakfast time. Garlic breadsticks on the side, yum yum...............
     
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  6. barney

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    Supreme pizza a few days ago. We have homemade pizza and Stromboli several times a year, almost weekly starting in the fall, and through the winter. My dough recipe makes 4, 16" crusts. I make the dough a day ahead, but it really gets good if it's made a few days ahead and stored in the fridge. Any all purpose flour will work, but I like a high gluten flour best.

    The sauce was made with fresh homegrown maters, oregano, basil, and garlic, just lightly cooked.
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  7. bgkyarcher

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    Looks great, but where do you do your shopping? $5.00?
     
  8. barney

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    Any, and everywhere. The chicken and celery came from Kroger.
    Chicken leg quarters are cheap, I gave $5.90/ 10 lb. Bag for those, and used about half of them. 2 cups of flour for noodles, maybe $.25, a stalk of celery, $1.39. a couple of onions, water, and a few spices. Yes, $5 or less.
    Thanks!
     
  9. bgkyarcher

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    I must pay more attention. I've not caught the chicken quarters that cheap! I love chicken quarters!! That soup looked awesome!
     
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  10. bondhu

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    Nice job on the pizza.
     
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  11. Feedman

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    I had fried bologna an onions last night. Tonight will be cooked turnips
     
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  12. barney

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    I love turnips fried or cooked, and they are about as cheap as it gets!
     
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  13. 120+

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    I've heard good things about Aldi's prices and quality.
     
  14. Feedman

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    Wal mart had the chicken thighs drumsticks etc on sale recently.

    Cooked turnips an fried onions an fried taters tonight. I am about to bust.
     
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  15. barney

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    Turnips, cooked or fried, with a pone of cornbread is one of my favorite meals EVER!

    A few weeks ago a local Kroger had boneless skinless chicken thighs for $.39 lb. Needless to say, my freezer is well stocked!
     

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