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Frugal Fridays–Feeding My Family for Fifteen (or Less!)

I sure hope no one went hungry last week, because you were counting on some recipes from me!    I am starting to feel the "tiredness" factor of pregnancy take over, plus I was trying to be responsible, so I stayed off the computer more last week!


But we’re back!   Here are some yummy recipes!


Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie


3 c. chopped chicken, cooked

2-15 oz. cans mixed vegetables

6 T. butter

1/3 c. flour

7 chicken bouillon cubes or 7 tsp. granules

(we like Better Than Bouillon)

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. celery seed

4 1/2 c. milk


Melt butter in a large saucepan.  Stir in flour, bouillon, pepper and celery seed for about a minute, then stir in milk.   Cook and stir until thick.   Stir in chicken and vegetables, heat through.  Remove from heat and pour into a well-greased 9X13 pan.


Biscuit Dough


3 c. flour (we use half whole wheat, half unbleached)

3/4 tsp. salt

1 c. plus 2 T. milk

6 tsp. baking powder

5 T. butter


Mix dry ingredients and cut in butter.  Stir in milk.  Knead slightly on floured surface. Pat evenly (about 3/4 to 1 inch) and cut biscuits.  Arrange on top of chicken mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.


My daughter made an extra batch of biscuits to eat with it, and served the meal with fresh tomatoes from our garden!   Yum!

I was going to post a breakfast, too, but I might either add it later or do a separate post tomorrow!


Blessings to you as you feed your family!



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