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Trying to be frugal makes me think of an old Amish proverb I once heard. Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

March-Irish Recipes

I would like to share with you some easy Irish recipes this month. Yes I am Irish! My great great Grandmother came from Ireland. I would love to one day visit.

Irish Soda Bread

2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of cold vegetable shortening
1 egg beaten
1 cup of buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix well.
Cut the butter and shortening into small pieces and add to the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg and buttermilk and mix into the flour mixture until its mixed well.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead gently until the dough is a smooth ball.
Place loaf on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cook in the oven for 40-45 mins until golden brown.

This recipe was given to me from a nice Irish lady.

Recipe for the day!

A very easy recipe, which will have your family eating in no time. Also young ones love to add the cans!

Taco Soup

1-2 pounds of ground beef
( brown with onion)
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of lima beans
1 can kidney beans
3 cans of stewed tomatoes
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of ranch dressing
1/2 cup of water
optional 1 can chilies

Brown ground beef with onions. Drain grease. Add to can mixture (do not drain cans) and simmer for about 30-40 mins.
Eat and enjoy!