Cabinet Cooking Recipes
Welcome to my Cabinet Cooking recipes. These recipes are the “open your cabinet” and you should have most of the ingredients to quickly make a meal kind of recipes. Most of my Cabinet Cooking recipes derive from using staple items I find during caselot sales. These meals become simple and inexpensive but full of yummy flavor. As I create these Cabinet Cooking meals, I will share my recipes.
Crockpot Kidney Bean Hamburger Cheesy Stew
The Stars of the Recipe (a.k.a. ingredients)
1# Browned Ground Beef*
1 Large Onion
6 Potatoes, medium
2 cans Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Diced Tomatoes (with juice)
1/2 Cup Water
3 Cloves Garlic (or 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp Better Than Bouillon (or 1 Beef Bouillon Cube)
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Seasoning Salt
1 tsp Pepper
1 cup Shredded Cheese (for topping)
Potatoes can be sliced or diced, peeled or unpeeled. Chop onions and mince garlic. Brown hamburger meat (see my quick prep idea below)!
Using a 6 quart crockpot, mix all of the ingredients (except cheese) and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Uncover, sprinkle with shredded cheese continue cooking uncovered for 1/2 hour.
As with most crockpot recipes, adjust recipe to what ingredients you have on hand when you open your cabinet!
*I buy high quality ground beef in bulk from Zaycan Foods and pre-browned the hamburger. I freeze browned mean in pre-measured to make my meal prep a snap!
Coffee Filter Uses
Some pretty amazing uses for coffee filters you may have never considered. These awesome lint-free, tear-resistant holders are fabulous!
1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave
2. Clean windows and mirrors; they’re lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling
3. Protect China; separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between them
4. Put a few in a plate to soak up grease from fried bacon, french fries, chicken fingers, etc.
5. Filter broken cork from wine
6. Protect a cast-iron skillet; place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust
7. Ball it up and use to apply shoe polish
8. After frying, strain through a sieve lined with coffee filter to recycle frying oil
9. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale to weigh chopped foods
10. Hold tacos; coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods
11. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes
12. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping by poking one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter
Oh yeah, they’re also great to use in your coffee makers!
Here are a couple of amazing coffee filter crafts that some pretty crafty folks have done — check these things out using coffee filters.
Coffee Filter Pumpkin by The Happier Homemaker
Coffee Filter Crafts: Coffee-Filter Butterflies
National Coffee Day Freebies
No one really knows how National Coffee Day started, probably a coffee addicts way of getting a freebie! But I don’t care why it’s a free coffee day, I’m just happy it IS National Coffee Day!
First get Coffee Coupons from Starbucks: $1.50 off any 10 or 16 ct. Starbucks K-Cup Packs AND $1.50 off ONE (1) Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage
Here is a list of places for find free coffee and great coffee deals on National Coffee Day, September 29. Always check your local store to see if they are participating.
Duncan Donuts FREE medium cup of Dark Roast coffee on 9/29! Limit one per person. The special continues from September 30 through October 5, where medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee is only 99 cents.
Krispy Kreme Donuts FREE 12 oz. coffee, or get $1 off a mocha, latte, or ice coffee.
McDonalds Monday is actually the last day of the two-week coffee giveaway at McDonald’s
Peet’s Coffee & Tea FREE samples of coffee and espresso at participating locations. Plus all beverages are buy-one-get-one-free and bags of coffee (ground or whole bean) are $2 off!!
Back To School Breakfast Recipe: Pancakes & Apple Cider Syrup
Yummy back to school breakfast that’s easy to make and the kids will love it. Every morning I make a hot breakfast for my kids. I do not spend much time; it is always simple but hot! Both recipes are easy and are great make ahead items. Just make several batches and store in plastic bags to have on hand.
To make breakfast fast and easy, double or triple this recipe and store it for up to 3 months. Whipping up some fresh morning pancakes will be a breeze (and cheap!)
Homemade Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancake Mix and Apple Cider Syrup
Pancake Mix Recipe:
Mix dry ingredients ahead and store up to 3 months
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
When ready to make pancakes add
- 1 egg,
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large bowl, blend all ingredients for your pancakes. Remember to lightly mix batter, leaving lumps! Don’t over mix or they won’t be as fluffy.
Apple Cider Syrup: (store up to 2 months)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 2/3 cup apple cider or juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A dash of ground nutmeg
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and cider until smooth; add cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick; stir nutmeg into syrup. Pour into a bottle with tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
How about Mini-Mouse Pancakes! I love this photo from mymomtoldme!
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