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What are your favorite "I'm completely broke" recipes?

Preferably homemade. :)


Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (16)
  • Homemade stir fry. I did this the other night. Leftover chicken, frozen veggies ( i buy the bags so it lasts a while and is way cheaper than canned), instant rice (buy a big box cheap), eggs (scrambled in the rice) spices i already had (ginger, salt, pepper, sesame seed) and soy sauce (in packets from Panda Express that i saved from the last time we could afford to eat out)

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 6:39 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Mac & Cheese with seasoned salt for flavor mmm.

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:06 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Oh also, last night I made spaghetti with olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, and olive oil. Yummay =]

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:07 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • I cook a lot with ground turkey. It's fairly cheap, I usually pay $2-3$ per package and I make a lot of stuff with it. Turkey meatloaf, turkey meatballs, turkey sloppy joes, turkey with tomato sauce. You can make a lot with it and season it any way you want.

    Answer by Duckieglc at 1:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Ramen noodles with leftover chicken or beef

    Answer by 4kids1970 at 1:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • if you have a box of noodles you can but like cream of mushroom in it, its kinda like mac an cheese you can use all different kinds of cream of soup with it, i also use hamburger and mac for a quick hamburger helper,

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • pasta & a can of tuna w/ mayo dressing & season salt (i make this on mon & still have enough for lunch everyday till fri), rice & beans is always cheap but not very yummy IMO, rice & anything actually (we always have rice b/c we buy it in a huge bag).

    Answer by okmanders at 1:24 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Rice and any kind of dried bean or peas (limas, black-eyed peas, pintos, etc.)

    Answer by RNMOMO4 at 1:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • hot dogs and top ramen!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Spaghetti. It's one of my favorite foods already, so I always have pasta and sauce in the house. If I do run out of sauce (not very often), I will still have half & half and cheese (parmesan, and Trader Joe's Quattro Formaggio, which has parmesan and asiago, provolone and mozz), so I can still make an alfredo type sauce...and sometimes I mix the two.

    Also, mac & cheese with tuna in it is good in a pinch!

    Answer by jespeach at 1:35 PM on Jan. 16, 2009