Budget Friendly Recipes for Not so Starving Artists

Oh the Starving Artist Trope. It’s silly, but we could all use a few cheap and easy recipes to fuel us and get us back into the studio. Here are three of my faves.

Easiest Crustless Quiche

Everyone needs to have a go to Quiche recipe. Quiches are super easy and also look very impressive to friends. If you have eggs and milk, you’ve got quiche. You can have it for dinner, or you can eat it at 11 am and call it brunch . . .oh aren’t you Fancy.

Ingredients

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4 eggs
1 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt and pepper
1 medium onion
ham or bacon or salmon
broccoli, peas or asparagus
2 cups  shredded cheese

Instructions

Mix first 6 ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Line a pie plate with onions,  meat and vegetables, about half full.

Pour liquid mixture over meat (optional) and vegetables in the pie plate.

Cover with grated cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 mins.

My Grandma’s Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Do you have a small army to feed? Are you okay with eating bran muffins for months? If so, THIS IS YOUR RECIPE! In all seriousness, this makes 6 -7 dozen muffins,  but you don’t have to make them all at once. The batter will keep in your fridge for a while. Also. They are delicious and full of fibre. Which you need more of. Trust me.

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2 cups boiling water
2 cups cooking bran
1 cup margarine or crisco oil
4 eggs
4 cups white sugar
2 cups raisins
1 qt buttermilk (4 cups)
5 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups Kellogg’s Bran Flakes

Instructions

  1. soak cooking bran in boiling water and cool
  2. cream sugar, shortening and eggs, add buttermilk
  3. sift flour, salt, soda and add to mixture as well as bran flakes
  4. lastly, add cooled bran mixture and raisins
  5. Mix well and leave overnight in covered container in refrigerator before using
  6. this keeps for 6 weeks in the fridge
  7. bake in 425 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, depending on size
  8. Makes 6-7 dozen

Sausages and Spicy Slaw

I think I got this from a recipe from a magazine years ago.  As many of you know I’m an on again off again Vegetarian, but I used to make this ALL THE TIME. I don’t have a good photo of it, because it looks terrible. Picture sausages in coleslaw, its just not beautiful. But its delicious…

Ingredients
4 sausages
1/4 cup water
1 Bag Coleslaw Mix
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp  white vinegar and
1 tbsp sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

Boil sausages until cooked and slice
Add coleslaw and remaining ingredients to skillet and cook until warm and soft.
Add sausages and serve

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