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Simple Saving Savvy: Savvy Saver Recipe ~ Spicy Carrot Soup & Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Savvy Saver Recipe ~ Spicy Carrot Soup & Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~

Let me tell you, when it comes to frugality, not many can compare to my good friend Lynn! She amazes me with her ideas, resourcefulness and intentionality (is that a word? -- we'll pretend that it is). Yesterday, after viewing the Homeland circular, she emailed me a couple of Savvy Saving ideas to go with a couple of the sales. See what you think!

Carrots ~ 1lb bag ~ $1.00

You can freeze carrots! Simply clean (or peel), chop and throw in a freezer bag. Then try this recipe later:

Spicy Carrot Soup

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 large onion, diced
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash garlic herb
4 large carrots, sliced
2 cups potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 cans chicken broth
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ or 1 teaspoon curry powder
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and Mrs. Dash then cook stirring often until onion is translucent. Add potatoes and cook for just a few minutes to allow the carrots and potatoes to sweat out some of their juices. Pour the broth into the pot and season with ginger, curry powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until carrots are tender. Puree soup in small batches using a food processor or blender, or if you have an immersion blender, it can be done in the soup pot. Reheat soup if necessary, and serve.

Dole Canned Pineapple $1.00

Use the .50/1 printable if you still have any and get it for FREE. Then try this recipe:

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1 yellow cake
1/2 cup oleo
1 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple slices

Prepare cake mix according to directions on the box but substituting substituting as much pinapple juice as you have. A bit of orange juice can be added as well. (if you don't have enough juices, make it up with water)

Heat 1/2 cup oleo in a 9X13 pan the sprinkle 1 cup brown sugar over the butter and add the pineapple in an even layer. Pour cake batter over this and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 min.

Do you have any frugal tips or recipes you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Amy Green said...

I make a carrot soup much like this one. It's so good,isn't it? I'm starting a blog carnival on August 31 - Slightly Indulgent Mondays - fabulous food made a little bit healthier. I'd love for you to participate!

Amy Green
Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

August 21, 2009 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Simple Saving Savvy said...

Hi Amy~ Sounds interesting! Email me (frugalfraulein@gmail.com) with the details. ~Amanda

August 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

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