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Got any ideas??? I NEED HELP!!!!

We are on a tight string (as are many) and we are tired (soooo tired) of the same things over and over and over. I NEED IDEAS!!!!
This is what I am looking for: meals that
1. would feed 6 children (ages 14 to 2) and 2 adults
2. as inexpensive as possible
3. but is still yummy and nutritionally sound...for the most part

Can anyone help!?!?!
(what we have been having :sketti, beans and rice, (homemade)hamb helper/onepot type things that I just make up ;P

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Asked by theyareallmine at 9:48 AM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I make "chicken surprise" often-- take a whole chicken and cut it up, then place on a casserole dish. Throw in some rice, a can of crushed tomatoes, a can of water, soem spices, and whatever veggies you have. You can make infinite varieties on that theme!


    Answer by Busimommi at 9:53 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Tuna is healthy and inexpensive. Carrotts aren't expensive either. Try going to farmer's markets while they're still around. Also, I've just learned that frozen fruits and veggies have almost the same nutritional value and fresh and are cheaper. Strawberries, peaches, green beans and corn are best for frozen.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 10:05 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Wow. I feed 7 on $200 a month so I know what you're saying.
    Breakfasts: baked egg casserole (6 eggs stretch to feed everyone), sausage & gravy over biscuits, homemade pancakes with brown sugar syrup or fruit, oatmeal & fruit or applesauce, homemade granola cereal, muffins & juice
    Lunches: leftovers, sandwiches on homemade bread or biscuits, soups, macaroni salads, homemade skillet meals
    Dinners: Chicken a la King, Chicken Alfredo, chicken & stuffing casserole, chicken tetrazzini, chicken or beef in gravy over biscuits or potatoes, roasted chicken, shepherd's pie, homemade wet burritos & Spanish rice, pulled pork or shredded chicken/beef BBQ sandwiches, Ramen casserole, scalloped potatoes & ham, casseroles, salisbury steak & gravy....add side dishes that give you a lot of nutritional bang like baked cinnamon sweet potatoes or veggie salad....check out recipes at my blog

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:15 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Send me a message offlist and I will be happy to forward you some healthy budget recipes.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:44 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Hi, I have some nice budget meals listed at my webpage and they use whol ingredients and avoid chemicals and food additives. I hope they help.




    Answer by Beth497 at 6:49 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • I posted my 4 best frugal meal recipes here:

    I add more recipes daily. So far, in the frugal section I have 1) German Brat Skillet Supper, 2) Easy Veggie Casserole, 3) Mama's Taco Casserole, 4) Skillet Steak and Potatoes.

    We are in the same boat, trying to save money, but oh so tired of the same things over and over. I cook a lot and have even more frugal recipes I'll be adding as I get the free time.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 12:33 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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