I know most of us are on a budget, even at Valentine’s, so I thought I’d show you how to put together a special meal on a budget. All of the featured recipes have coupons that go with them to make this an inexpensively special meal, and most other ingredients are pretty inexpensive. All are simple enough for any fairly competent cook to try a hand at. The coupons you’ll need and link to print them will be at the bottom, after the recipes.
Sausage and Zucchini Quiche
Strawberry Feta Salad
Red Velvet Cupcakes
~*~Sausage and Zucchini Quiche~*~
1 1/2 cups cooked & crumbled Bob Evans Sausage
4 cups grated zucchini
2 cups Kraft shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
~Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Pour into large pie dish (lightly greased).
~Bake until browned and eggs are set, about 35 minutes.
~*~Strawberry Feta Salad~*~
1 pkg. (5 ounces) mixed baby greens
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 Tbsp. coarsely chopped Diamond Walnuts, toasted (or your favorite chopped nuts of choice)
1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
~Toss together all ingredients except dressing in large bowl.
~Add dressing just before serving; mix lightly.
~*~Red Velvet Cupcakes~*~
1 pkg. (2-layer size) Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
1 pkg. chocolate instant pudding
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 cup thawed whipped topping
Red glitter sprinkles
~Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups. Cool.
~Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in whipped topping. Spoon 1-1/2 cups into freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1 small corner off bottom of bag. Insert tip of bag into top of each cupcake to pipe about 1 Tbsp. frosting into center of cupcake.
~Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with red edible glitter. Keep refrigerated.
Okay, now that you’ve seen the yummy recipes, go print those coupons. I’ve pre-clipped the ones at coupons.com, so all you should have to do is press print. If you want more coupons, though, feel free to clip away! At SmartSource, just find the Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix and clip it for the cupcakes.
Happy Cooking With Coupons!!