The earliest USDA stats I can fimd in my notebook is 1992...twenty years ago. The "typical American family" of four-- mom, dad, and two school aged children is listed at thrifty for 358.50 and liberal at 693.20.
APPLE PUDDING CAKE with cinnamon butter sauce
1cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2medium cookimg apples, chopped
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/3cup /2 and 1/2 cream
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 or 9 inch square pan
Cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy
Beat in egg.
Stir in dry ingredients
Fold in apple
Spread in pan
Bake 25 to 35 minutes until cake tests done
Heat sauce ingredients until butter is melted and sauce is warm. Serve over cake.
You could also dust top of cake with powdered sugar and omit the sauce
SESAME CHICKEN WITH NOODLES
Sauce ingredients ( make two batches. Save one for the end)
2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 T sugar
2tsp olive oil
2drops hot chili oil
2chicken breasts, skinned, boned and cut into 1/8 inch strips
1/4 cup orange juice
1cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup celery, sliced diagonally.
4 ounces broken spaghetti, cooked
In shallow non metal dish, place one batch of sauce.
Marinate the chicken in the sauce. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour
Heat a skillet over high heat. Add 1 T oil. Remove the chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon and stir fry. Cook until chicken is no longer pink. You may have to do it in batches. Transfer chicken to plate and keep warm.
Add the orange juice to the skillet. Deglaze pan. Add veggies, cover and cook for 3minutes. Add the second sauce mixture and the chicken. Cook 1minute until sauce thickens. add cooked spaghetti.
Chilli oil is at the dollar store
It is a good way to use up the spaghetti in the bottom of the box, or spagetti now comes broken on purpose.
Oranges are on sale this week as is chicken.
Tomorrow. Mock tenderloins. Meat ball casserole, country pork burgers
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