This isn't really a "recipe," but I was going to bread cod fillets and bake them in the oven (15 minutes at 400 degrees). Instead of bread crumbs, I made cracker crumbs with Ritz crackers, and was it ever good! I did the usual--floured the fish, dipped it in egg wash and rolled it in the crumbs. I could have fried it in butter and oil, and might have liked it even better (what is not to like about anything fried in butter?) but it turned out very well in the oven. I think saltine crumbs would be good, too. Wild-caught cod from Alaska was $4.99 lb. this week.
Penny in Florida (Login Bugpugmom) The Frugalista Files
I invented one
September 30 2011, 9:36 AM
Using stuff I had in the house. I sauteed sliced zucchini in butter, then added chopped garlic and a few handfuls of fresh spinach. Meanwhile I cooked some whole wheat pasta. I put some frozen (precooked by me) chickpeas and frozen green peas in the colander, and when I drained the pasta, the hot water heated the peas. I stirred it all together, added about half a cup of sour cream, and topped it with parmesan cheese. Everybody loved it.
Sandy in NJ (Login SandyinMI) The Frugalista Files
September 30 2011, 10:40 AM
Meatloaf was requested this week and I made it from a recipe I've made before from the Joy of Cooking. The last time I made it with the called-for dried thyme (dh and ds thought it was too strong) and without the fresh parsley (didn't have any). This time I left out the dried thyme and happened to have the parsley and used it. Wow, it was really good! I used leaner beef also, so I'm not sure if the difference was the beef or the parsley, but I'll make this one again.
The meatballs from Joy of Cooking last week tasted great but were a bit fragile. You had to be really careful with them or they'd fall apart.