Since we've had a snowy weekend, I decided to make a couple of my FAVORITE snowy weather recipes!
Chili is a MUST-HAVE for snow days. It's so ridiculously easy, and really cheap to make!
(Note: These are my sale prices, not the standard prices for these items. But if you look for the deals and stock up when it's on sale, you can get all of this at pretty much this same rate!)
2 lb. Ground Beef, Cooked and Drained – $3.60
2 Medium Onions, Diced – $0.50
4 Cans Rotel – $1.30
1 Can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes (with Onions and Peppers) – $0.40
1 Can Pinto Beans – $1
1 Can Cannelloni Beans – $1
1 Can Bush's Chili Beans (Have to go with Bush's – they have a special seasoning) – $1
1c Chicken Broth – $0.10
1 Pack of Chili Seasoning (Store Brand works fine) – $0.50
2 tbsp. Tony Chachere's (Cajun Seasoning) – $0.10
2 tbsp. Garlic Salt – $0.10
Saute onions, and brown ground beef. Put that in a crock pot, and add all rest of the ingredients. Set on low for 8 hours. That's it!
Makes about 8 servings for us (when you add in the cheapest corn bread mix ever…Noah won't eat anything else…)
(About $1 for both packs, including milk and eggs.)
So that's $10.60, for at least 8 servings…about $1.33 each!
I also made snow ice cream. This is a RARE treat around here, so whenever we have enough to make it, we do!
Get a bunch of (CLEAN) snow…we got ours from the top of our newly washed boat…
I took about half of this, put it in the freezer, and used the other half for this recipe.
Beat up 1 egg (NOTE: Some people are scared of using raw egg. I've never had a problem with it, but do your research and decide if you want to first.)
And dump it into the snow…mix. It will look something like this…
Then add 1 tbsp. vanilla flavoring. Add milk (I used skim, whole would be better) until it's an ice-cream consistency…
Add sugar until it's sweet enough for you. SO GOOD!!!