Buying in bulk to create a weeks worth of meals
By Michele Shuman
Here is a solution to beating the recession when it comes to cooking. Use the same ingredients to cook different things. For example, this week prepare hamburgers, tacos and lasagna casserole. Almost all of the recipes use the same major ingredients so you can save by buying in bulk.
Prepare meat as directed on seasoning packet. Chop up tomatoes and mix with onions. Chop up lettuce, shred cheese. Heat refried beans and taco shells. Have fun making your own tacos topped with sour cream if desired!
Brown hamburger, drain off grease. Add 1 jar of tomato sauce. Boil egg noodles as directed on package. Drain egg noodles and mix with 16 oz of sour cream and 1 cup of shredded mozzerella cheese. Layer sauce and pasta mixture. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomato and chedder cheese salad.
If garlic bread is desired, sprinkle garlic powder and butter over open faced hamburger buns. Broil under broiler until golden brown.
Mix hamburger meat and onion and pat into hamburger patties. Cook on grill. Serve on buns with tomato and mozzerella salad.