Food Stamps Cooking: Easy Eats?

January 6th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »



Potatoes: easy on the budget, easy to prepare, and easy on your palate!

Potatoes-easy on the budget. easy to prepare and oh, so yummy!

The mail is always so much fun!  Look at this great tip about potatoes we got from Jessica Mc!  Thank you Jessica, for taking time to share!

“Here’s a tip for baked potatoes.  Restaurants put salt on them for a reason!

We ” x” ours and rub them with oil.  Then roll them in kosher salt.   It makes the skin crisp but the inside stays nice and soft, and gives it a little flavor.”

This will make for great twice baked beauties and those skins will make for great snacking!  I’ve always done the oil thing but never thought to use the salt!  I can’t WAIT to try that, Jessica!

Renita came through with an interesting CHILI RECIPE and I want to share that with you:

“Yesterday I made yum-yums and heated up some pork ‘n beans for dinner.   Last night I pulled it out for supper because I didn’t have time to do anything else and when I put it on the table to prepare to warm everything Jerry was sitting there.  He said, “Couldn’t you put those together for chili soup?”  After a moment I said, “Ya, I guess I could with adding some tomato soup and water.  So I did that and added soe chili spice and put it on the stove.  We had Chili soup!  It was good and easy.”

Wow, Renita!  Yankee ingenuity!  By the way, for those who do not know, Renita is the main character with the not-for-profit organization “That’s It!  I’m Going To Grandma’s!”

Now here is my idea: Bake up some spuds and smother them with chili. You have a couple of new ideas and you can get the kids involved for some good, wholesome food and family fun!

We are always eager to have your ideas and suggestions and tips, people, so send them along to  and we’ll make sure the other Club members get the information.

Some of you have asked about additional streams of income and for all of you who may be interested, you are invited to visit Rapid Cash Review or The Healthy and Wealthy You to enter your name and email address there.  The latest message to go out from those sites had to do with Video Skinning.

For all of you who use Angel Food Ministries, I would like to remind you that the orders are due by January 11.  If you are using  SNAP or WIC funds, Angel Food Ministries food will absolutely stretch your food dollars and make your food budget look fat!  For those of you who are using food pantries and food commodities, we are eager to hear from you to learn more and better ways of using those products.

The beauty of this site, as I see it, is that we can all share and make it better for everyone else.  Now tell us all, ‘What’s cooking in YOUR kitchen?’

Connie Baum



  1. Renita says:

    Awesome post Connie. Sure am glad I could be a part of it. Those potatoes sound good. That might be part of tomorrows meal.

    Thanks for another great read.


  2. Aw, I’m glad you could be a part of it, too! You have been a faithful Club Member since the very beginning and we appreciate your participation!

    Stop by ANY time, love! You are always welcome!

    Mother Connie