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

 This week’s recipes…


~Spicy Bean Soup~ 2 lb. dry black beans, soaked overnight

We call this "Surprise Soup" because it tastes better than it looks!  Everybody asked, "Is that all?!" when they saw it, but everybody liked the soup once they tasted it .


12 C. chicken broth

1 t. garlic powder

2 T. chili powder

2 t. ground cumin

2 t. cayenne pepper

11/2 t. ground black pepper

16 drops hot pepper sauce (opt.)


Drain black beans and rinse.  In a large pot, combine beans, broth, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, pepper and hot sauce.   Cook on on med. heat for about 2 hours stirring occasionally or until beans are soft.   Season with salt. 


 ~Cheese Stuffed Bread~

 1recipe (1loaf size) of your favorite bread dough

2 C. cheese

Melted butter

Basil and garlic powder

Roll out the dough,  sprinkle with cheese, basil and garlic powder.  Roll up in a jelly-roll style and place on a greased baking sheet, brush with melted butter.   Let rise until doubled.  Bake at 350* for about 25-30 minutes or until done.


Hope you enjoy this supper as much as we did!

The Farmgirls

    (posting for their tired mommy )





One Response to “Frugal Fridays–Feeding My Family for Fifteen (or Less!)”

  1. Heather73 says:

    This looks like a good, simple dinner for a cold winter's evening :)

    Hope you find your pep again soon!

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