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Share a Spoon Theme - Feed an Army

Saturday, April 2, 2011

 Think Tank Momma

Share a Spoon Theme

"Big Meals for Big Appetites"

This week's theme is a fun one I think.  Kim over at Foodies Unite posed this theme several weeks ago.  I know that we all have occasions where we need to feed a bunch of people on a limited budget.  An army travels on it's stomach, or so the saying goes.  Really though, cooking in quantity is really about making great tasting food while stretching a buck.

I have three tween boys, Belly, plus my husband, my sister, her husband and me to feed all the time.  Coming up with meals that are hearty but stretch a buck is definitely second nature to me.  We have friends over pretty often, or family, so cooking for lots of people is an everyday occurrence here at Casa di Romano.  I also have learned how to scale meals catering for parties, weddings, etc.

Just because this week's theme is "feeding an army" doesn't mean you can't participate if you only have a few people to feed.  One of the great things about making large scale meals when you have a few people is you can freeze half, or more, of the meal and then you have meals for those nights you don't feel like cooking.  It's healthy, you know the ingredients, and it will help you avoid that drive-thru urge!

So join us Thursday and share the recipes you love when you are feeding the masses, or stretching a buck, or just plain hearty meals!

Happy Saturday Smackers!


Anonymous said...

I've always been a mayonnaise slaw woman until my daughter made the following for me:

Oriental Slaw


2 bags slaw
2 packs chicken flav ramen noodle
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup slivered almonds or toasted sesame seeds IF wanted.

Mix oil, sugar, vinegar and ramen chicken flavor packs (not noodles)
in a bowl and microwave 1 minute then stir until sugar dissolves

Pour mixed microwaved sauce over 2 bags of slaw in a large mixing bowl
and toss

Right before serving add a handful of crushed ramen noodles for crunch
and texture

Crystal Escobar said...

Oh what a fun idea! I love it!!!

drollgirl said...

right off the bat i am thinking of lasagna. and carnitas. and now i am hongry! will stay tuned to get new ideas from you guys!

Anonymous said...

I will try to be on time this week! =)