Tuesday, October 20, 2009

From Flop to Frugal

A few nights ago I tried out a new biscuit recipe. Well, I made a couple of substitutions, using what I had on hand and it didn't work out so well. They were edible, but just barely. No one asked for seconds, and I had lots left over. Being the frugal homemaker that I am, I can't bear to throw anything away if I can help it. It called for a lot of butter and butter is expensive. I also had some green apples that were awfully sour and were not getting eaten very quickly, so I decided to experiment. I first sliced the apples up in a pan. Then I crumbled the biscuits up in the food processor with some brown sugar and a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Next, I sprinkled the crumbs on top of the apples and baked it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. It was wonderful! The perfect warm, fall, apple crisp! I love the creativity that being frugal brings out in us.


  1. Oh, that's great! I love it when a failed cooking project can be rescued.

  2. I love it! Sharon, I would have NEVER thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing. I never have left over biscuits, but I'm always wondering what I can do different with apples going bad.

    Have a great week!

  3. Like MOMSWEB I never would have thought to do that! But then, I have a flock of chickens that enjoy any of my 'mistakes'! They help me to 'save face' unless it's a meat mistake! They only get grains and fruits and veggies from me!
    You were very creative, indeed!

  4. YUM.... sounds good! :)
    Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    Love~ Miss Jen