Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26 Menu with Recipes

I don't know about where you live, but it is HOT here... it's been in the upper 90's for quite a while now, so I thought I'd make a dinner that wouldn't heat up the whole house.

First, dessert....
chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting sounds good! :)

All you need is:
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1c. peanut butter
4 tablespoons milk
1c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. finely chopped peanuts

Make cupcakes according to package directions.
Mix peanut butter, milk and powdered sugar and spread on top of cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with chopped nuts! Yum!

Cost: .31 cents each! Serves 18.

Now for dinner, we'll make a summer-perfect Pasta with Tuna and No-Cook Tomato Sauce:

You will need:

2 cans tuna, packed in oil (you need the oil for the sauce, if you only have tuna packed in water, you can add drain the water and add about 3 Tablespoons of olive oil to your recipe.

4 large tomatoes, chopped

1 cup chopped fresh basil, or 2 Tablespoons dried

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 (9oz.) pkg. fettuccine pasta

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

Drain tuna, reserving the oil. Mix tuna, tomatoes, basil, onions, oil and garlic in a bowl.
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain well. Stir 1/2 cup of the cheese and the lemon pepper seasoning into the tuna mixture. Add entire mixture into the fettuccine pasta; toss gently and top with remaining cheese.

Cost: $2.18 each serving! Serves 4

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