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Cheap recepie ideas?

I have a small budget this week and was wondering if you all could help give me ideas?

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Asked by ._Andrea_. at 3:03 PM on Aug. 13, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Try Pinterest.

    Potatoes are cheap and can be prepared 100 different ways.
    Soup and Sandwiches
    Breakfast for dinner

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:12 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Pasta is my go to for cheap.
    Either dice up tomatoes , onions and basil
    or make a cream sauce 1 tbs butter, 1 Tbs flour cook together add 1 cup milk and stir/ cook until smooth and thickened.
    You can add any bits of meat or vegies you have

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:22 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • spaghetti (use a small amount of meat and a lot of noodles- to have left-overs
    cheese crisps- get the giant tortillas- cheese and beens, onion is good too
    baked potatos
    grilled cheese
    hot dogs

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:46 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Pancakes and bacon
    Spaghetti and meatballs
    Pasta with butter and cheese and peas
    Hotdogs and beans

    Answer by mompam at 4:04 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Oh I am the QUEEN of small budget:

    Monday-Roasted chicken, rice and a veggie
    Tuesday- boil bones of left over chicken to make stock for soup (add seasoning, veggies and rice, barley or pasta)
    Wednesday- breakfast- pancakes, eggs and fruit
    Thursday-Lentil sloppy joes (1/2 bag of lentils with manwich sauce on buns with a veggie or two
    Friday-Mac and cheese from scratch (actually cheaper than boxed in most cases) with a fruit and a veggie
    Saturday-Spaghetti with out mean add zucchini or mushrooms
    Sunday- quesadilla's with black beans with fruit and corn.

    PB toast, eggs, fruit and cereal for breakfast
    left overs, PB&J and grilled cheese for lunches.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:13 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Make a big pot of chili. Or get some Raman noodles and, while you're boiling the noodles, add an egg or two to the water and stir it vigorously so it doesn't clump up. Then add peas or other veggies.

    Answer by Ballad at 4:46 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • A few thoughts:
    Frozen ground turkey is cheaper than beef
    I on,y use 1/4 cup of meat in my spaghetti sauce.
    I mix my meat with refried brand when making tacos
    Buy beans and cook a huge pot. Divide into small portions. Much cheaper and better than canned beans
    Eggs are cheap. Make breakfast tacos for dinner
    Go to Walmart as soon as they open or within the first hour. You can get meat that's about to go sat sale date for dirt cheap.
    Go meatless twice or three times per week.
    Buy lunch meat in the deli; much cheaper
    Potatoes are cheap. Have baked taters for dinner.


    Answer by PandaGwen at 6:32 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

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