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What are some cheap food recipes I could make for dinners?

My Husband and I are on tight budgets lately, but what could I make? I am kind of running out of ideas to make him for dinners, we tend to have the same stuff for dinners like Hamburgers, taco's, spaghetti, chillie dogs.

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Asked by Hesmynavyman at 9:50 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Here are some of my recent dinner meal plans. Send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes:Week of 10/18
    Sunday – black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    Monday – lentil tacos
    Tuesday – mushroom stroganoff
    Wednesday – stirfry
    Thursday – peanut noodles
    Friday – Mediterranean stew
    Saturday – pot pie

    Week of 10/11
    Sunday – chili
    Monday – not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    Tuesday – peanut noodles
    Wednesday – tamale bean pie
    Thursday – Mexican bean and pasta bake
    Friday – breakfast for dinner – pancakes and fruit
    Saturday – pizza (on the grill, weather permitting

    Week of 10/4
    Sunday – white chili
    Monday – lentil sloppy joes
    Tuesday – curry
    Wednesday – southwest falafel<

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:53 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Aldis has frozen pizza that is o so yummy. Tuna noodle. Sammon patties. Anything pasta. My kids love butter noodles. Cheese toastie and soups. Chilli. Walmart has a rotisary chicken that we eat one night with mashed potatoes or something, and then the next night I use the leftover meat in chicken and noodles.

    Answer by aklebeyers at 10:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Grilled cheese sandwich and vegetable soup.

    If you boil the bones from the chicken mentioned above you get stock and some bits of chicken for soup or noodles.

    Beans and franks or sausage.

    Eggs- scramble them with some cheese and maybe mushrooms or whatever you want to put in them. Serve with fruit and a salad and toast or biscuits.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:06 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Cook as much as possible from scatch.

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 10:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • we love to have breakfast for dinner... eggs, pancakes, bacon. my husbands likes it with baked beans too.

     i like to replace some of the meat in each meal with beans or whole grain rice. that way their is still some meat and plenty of protein but i spend less money on meat.


    Answer by bettylou420 at 10:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • A meal that we like to make, that can easily stretch a couple days is our "shabby sheperds pie" lol.
    Ground beef mixed with cream of mushroom soup
    Veggie of choice, I use corn
    Mashed potatos, (instant is fine)
    Shredded cheese.

    Brown the beef, drain mix with soup and veggie
    Pour into a casserole
    Cover with mashed potatos and cheese, bake until melty!!

    Its super cheap and so family friendly

    Answer by team_stewart at 3:03 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Sandwiches and soup
    Make breakfast- eggs, pancakes, bacon ect.
    Hot Dogs & baked beans
    Mac n cheese
    Baked ziti- freeze one of them for another night

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 10:01 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Soup beans and Cornbread

    Answer by Alieda at 10:34 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I have a budget meals section on my food blog

    Answer by ecodani at 2:40 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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