Large Family Good Eats on a Budget

We are a family of 7. We have allergies in our family so we do not eat dairy, eggs, or nuts. I compiled this list of simple and cheap meal ideas a little while back and thought that I would share it with you. I always focus on the protein. I try my hardest to have a variety of foods at each meal. Even if it is just a few slices of carrot sticks and a pickle to add some variety. Breakfast Ideas Oatmeal or creamy rice with peaches and brown sugar Oatmeal or creamy rice with apples, cinnamon, brown …

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Planning My Menu

Please Note: Our daughter has allergies to dairy, eggs, and nuts, so I generally will not include a recipe with those things in it (unless I plan to modify it). I was really excited to discover that today was a holiday. Victoria Day kind of crept up on me this year, but I am very thankful for the extra day this weekend. It is nice and sunny outside and the kids are enjoying playing in the garden. My husband even planted some flower seeds this morning (during the twins morning nap). Here is my menu plan for the week: Monday …

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Large Family Good Eats – Cooking Class and Chocolate Cake

We only have five weeks of school left in this year! I can’t even imagine where the time went. Did you have a chance to hop over and visit my guest post on Saturday? I know it was Mother’s Day weekend (Happy Mother’s Day by the way!) and many of you were busy with family things and may not have seen my twitters about it. (You do follow me on twitter, right?) I also visited two amazing posts about mothers that I wanted to share with you. Dawn over at 5 Kids and a Dog had a really awesome post …

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Pizza Biscuit Casserole

This recipe is egg free and dairy free. Use this Baking Powder Biscuit recipe. Ingredients 1 batch of dough (see above) 1 cup pasta sauce (use your favorite) 1 red pepper (chopped) 1 green pepper (chopped) 1/2 cup or one bunch of green onions (chopped) 2 cups sliced pepperoni For The Pan (9×13 glass rectangle cake pan) cornmeal oil Directions Turn oven on to 350. Mix dough following the directions on the Baking Powder Biscuit recipe. Put a small amount of oil on the pan and smear it around with your fingers. Put a small amount of cornmeal on the …

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Baking Powder Biscuits

This recipe is egg free and dairy free. Ingredients 4 cups flour 4 tablespoons baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup lard 1 1/2 cup water Directions Set the oven at 350. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and garlic together in a large bowl. Add in lard. Mix until nice and flaky. (I usually do this with my hands). Add in the water. Stir well with a spoon and then knead with your hands. Form into biscuits. Place on cookie. Cook for 15-20 minutes. My Notes This recipe, as is, makes 8 large biscuits. Biscuits and Gravy: Double the …

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Eggless, Dairyless, Oatmeal Cookies

My kids don’t get sweets and treats very often, but every so often we make cookies. I have not found too many cookie recipes that I like which are eggless and dairyless. I went on a search today to find a new cookie recipe to try out this afternoon. I found a really simple recipe which sounds like it might be yummy. Oatmeal Cookies Here is what I did to the recipe: 3/4 cup Fleischman’s unsalted margarine 3/4 cup lard 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoons baking soda 6 cups oatmeal 2 cup flour 2 tablespoons cinnamon …

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