FOOD

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolfe

Egg Overdose:  What to Do with Your 10M Eggs

Egg Overdose: What to Do with Your 10M Eggs

Are you afraid of Easter egg overdose? Egg overdose is a real thing, something parents and teachers across the nation fear.  Everyone likes to color a million eggs, but no one wants to eat them.   If you cried every time someone boiled another dozen eggs to color,...

Flavored Water for Energy, Hydration, and Health

Flavored Water for Energy, Hydration, and Health

Admit it!  You drink too much coffee! You need water! I don't drink enough water.  I know it's healthy, and it's certainly free, but I always lean toward coffee during my day. Coffee's expensive and the extra calories and sugars add up, too.  I can easily drink a few...

No Need to Whine: 6 Ways to Find Broke Teacher Booze

No Need to Whine: 6 Ways to Find Broke Teacher Booze

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but a few beers a year (or some booze) will keep you sane. You're a teacher.  No one deserves quality booze cheap more than you--except maybe Mall Santa. I love good wine and beer.  I don't enjoy as many adult beverages as I...

Beans: The Magical Fruit

Beans: The Magical Fruit

Beans, beans the magical fruit... Actually, they're not a fruit, they're a legume, but who cares? They taste good. You could buy beans for a buck or two a can, but they'd taste like the aluminum they're canned in. You can do better. Make these fresh! Quick soak...

Warm Up with Chili

Warm Up with Chili

Warm up with some chili today for pennies a pot... Chili's a standby for a cold winter day or a summer picnic. It's the quintessential freeze-for-later meal savior and a good, solid, clean-out-the-fridge staple. You can make chili out of nearly anything you have on...

Friday Night Make Your Own Pizza Party

Friday Night Make Your Own Pizza Party

Pizza used to be the cheap old American takeout, but it's not so cheap for my family anymore.  Everyone wants their own kind of pizza.   That's why I do Make Your Own Pizza Night. If you're enjoying the Broke Teacher recipe section so far, you'll recognize some of...

Bake Your Own Bread Daily–In Five Minutes or Less!

Bake Your Own Bread Daily–In Five Minutes or Less!

Ratio-Based Bread Baking We bake our bread at home daily.  My friends say "If I had your time..."  I don't have any more time than any other working mom who does a million extra things.  What I do have is a secret recipe and a process.  I make the bread dough at...

The Best ‘o Pesto Right in Your Own Kitchen

The Best ‘o Pesto Right in Your Own Kitchen

Take a Trip to Italy: Pesto Genovese Pesto is another one of those crazy-expensive things you can do simply. Make your own, and voilà--you've got a restaurant. All these measurements are approximations--you can't mess this up! Put the following in your food processor...

Don’t Be a Dip: Make Your Own Hummus

Don’t Be a Dip: Make Your Own Hummus

I love hummus and dips.  The problem is this.  It's really expensive in the store.  If you buy a small container of hummus in the prepared foods aisle of the dairy and fridge section, you might as well hand over your wallet.  I could easily eat an entire container as...

Quality Cookware Nearly Free

Quality Cookware Nearly Free

Quality cookware can be really expensive...but it doesn't have to be! I love to cook.  My cookware is really important to me, and I'll be honest--I've got some quality stuff.  Some, I got for my wedding, and some I got when I wasn't a broke teacher. Not all, though....

Eat and Freeze Frugal Frittata

Eat and Freeze Frugal Frittata

When you've got lots of eggs and a good imagination, the sky's the limit.  Make a frittata! What's a frittata?  It's like a quiche without the bother of the pie crust.  This does two things--makes it faster, easier, cheaper, and gluten-free. I have chickens.  They're...

Broke Teacher Green Beans

Broke Teacher Green Beans

  Even broke teachers need to eat their veggies.  Here's a recipe to get you started. Ingredients:  1/2 tablespoon butter 1/2 clove garlic if you're a 5th step or above.  If you're a new teacher, garlic powder will do.  Buy one of those dollar jars at the cheap...