With the economy putting pressure on many families food budgets, I thought it would be a good time to bring out some of the old fashion skillet meals in my vintage recipe collection. These meals are easy, inexpensive, and make great family meals. Old Fashion Franks ‘N’ Kraut, Goulash With Noodles, or Upside Down Chili Pie all offer a taste of the past and a wide variety of taste. The kraut skillet also has potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, etc making it a complete meal. The goulash uses ground beef allowing you to stretch your meat budget farther. The chili pie combines vegetables, again, the less expensive ground beef, cornmuffin mix, etc. I enjoy it with salsa with gives it a Tex-Mex taste.
There are times that just seem to call for some old fashion comfort food to remind us of days past. Remember the delicious meals your grandmother, aunts, mother, etc so often served? The following are recipes from my vintage recipe files that are sure in invoke memories of some great meals and family times. The entree is a Flank Steak that is easy to prepare. This steak needs to marinate either all day or overnight. Add the Buffet Carrot Casserole and an old fashion Bean Salad for a truly enjoyable meal. The bean salad is best when made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight.