This is such a simple recipe. Change up the fresh herbs and toppings to spice up burger night.
You will need:
1lb of ground beef
1/2 medium onion, grated
1 Tablespoon of fresh dill, cilantro, or parsley
1/4 cup shredded colby jack or mozerella
Pinch of garlic salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
Optional: cheese, grilled onions, grilled jalapenos, salsa,etc for topping
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, dill, garlic salt, black pepper and cheese. Don't over-mix. Divide into 4 patties and grill. Top with your favorite toppings. We serve ours on french bread. Or serve without a bun for a gluten free option.
You will need:
1 loaf of french bread
*2 sticks of softened, salted butter
Garlic powder, to taste
Optional: parsley, to taste
Slice you bread in half. Cover each side of the bread with a stick of butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and any other seasonings you like. Bake in a 350 oven until the butter is melted (about 7 minutes), turn your oven up to broil and bake from another 5-7 minutes until the butter browns.
* 2 sticks is a lot of butter, my loaves are very big. You may be able to use less butter if your loaves are smaller. Just make sure that the butter completely covers the surface of the bread.
Dollar Hollering Tip: If you don't have salted butter, simply add a pinch of sea salt to your butter.
How many times have you run out to the store just to buy milk? Have you ever had a time when you had more month than money? Or maybe you realize you are running out of milk right smack in the middle of a busy week? Today's post is about three ways to stretch your milk between store visits.
Buy whole milk and water it down
Ya know that 2% milk that you are drinking? It's basically waterdowned whole milk. It's mostly water, but in my neck of the woods it's only about .10 cheaper than whole milk. I always buy whole milk and water it down myself.
For drinking: I usually fill the glass halfway with milk and then fill it the rest of the way with water.
For cooking: I can get away with 1/4 cup milk to every 1 3/4 cups water.
For baking: I do about a tablespoon of milk for every cup of water.
Some powdered milk is really nasty. I would take the time to try a few different brands. We like this brand from emergency essentials. We also like Organic Nonfat Dry Milk Powder from Organic Valley.
You should buy a powdered milk that you enjoy drinking. Here are a few tips for making the powdered milk taste it's best:
- Make the powdered milk according to package directions.
- Use a hand mixer or blender to mix the milk
- Drink the milk cold
- Add a little vanilla extract to the milk mixture
Powdered milk works well in most recipes and can be easily used in homemade creamer and hot cocoa recipes. Stacy even makes her own "cream of soup" substitute with powdered milk.
My hubby loves his coffee and likes it with lots of milk and sugar. This tip is great for those that buy the speciality creamers from the store. I wouldn't say it's a "healthy" recipe. It is certainly healthier than the conventional stuff in the store. We love this recipe for when we are trying to stretch what we have between store visits.
We have only used this basic recipe; but feel free to experiment with different extracts.
2 cups of milk
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1 teaspoon cinnamon
Simple mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass container with a lid. Shake mixture before each use as the sweetened condensed milk tends to settle.
* Cinnamon may seem like a crazy ingredients but it works really well with coffee. I learned this tip from my friend Felicia, who adds cinnamon to every cup of coffee. An added bonus is that cinnamon may help stabilized your blood sugar.
Edited to Add: Check out this video from Collin; she has a few different recipes for various flavored creamers:
Do you have any tips for making your milk dollars last?
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