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The Frugal Musician’s Kitchen Stadium Series: Fabulous Fruit Cobbler


My favorite go to dessert when the snow is flying is fruit cobbler.

I usually have cake in the freezer and a can of frosting on hand but I’m out of frosting and Miss Betsy Jeep is still stuck in the drive.

This is the best cobbler and so simple

One cup of self rising flour (If you don’t have self rising, use one cup flour , 2 tsp of baking powder and a half tsp of salt)

One cup of sugar ( I only use half a cup and that is plenty sweet)

One cup of milk

One can of fruit or a two cup equivalent

Put one half stick of margarine into a glass baking pan. I use an 8x 1o corning ware dish. Turn oven to 350 degrees to melt butter and also heat the oven. Mix flour, sugar and milk together. When margarine is melted in dish, pour in cobbler mix. Top with canned peaches (with syrup) canned strawberries (I get these from the dollar store) blueberries, blackberries or apples.  Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350. Serve with icecream, or snowcream or cool whip.


Superbowl Sunday in the slushy south


I love how these nandina berries stand out in the snow! They look like natural Christmas lights.

Today is Superbowl Sunday. We have no real vested interest in the game since our beloved Steelers are out of the competition.

Normally, I make superbowl snacks, but given our current economic state and environmental predicament (snowed in), I’ll have to get very creative this year. I didn’t buy our usual array of goodies, but think I can come up with something pleasing and snack like by using what I have on hand.

Our Superbowl Snack menu will be

Bite size bean burritos (I snagged a package of frozen pintos from the freezer and we have sour cream and cheese) I’m going to put these together and then slice into rounds.

Pigs in a blanket of snow ….er ah…wait a minute! I’ll make biscuit dough and roll out and fill with hotdogs and cheese and cook in the oven

Homemade potato chips and sour cream and spinach dip (I slice potatoes very thinly and fry quickly in hot oil-much healthier than a sack of processed chips)

And for a sweet treat, I have a few slices of vanilla and chocolate cake in the freezer that I’ll serve with cool whip and frozen blackberries.

Will your Superbowl snacking be frugal ? I’d love to know what you’re cooking!