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I need 3 cheap dinner meals for this weekend...

I'm going grocery shopping and only want to spend around$50 on atleast 3 meals. Got any ideas?


Asked by mamaada at 9:39 AM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • tacos, spaghetti, and get a boneless pork roast and make some bbq in the crock pot it will be easy, cheap, and filling.

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:45 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Sloppy joes with fries, pizza, spaghetti.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • chicken cutlets and spaghetti. Potatoes, stew meat and carrots. Cheeseburgers and fries.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • i can cut that down to about $20-25

    Boiled dinner- (soup)
    2 large smoked turkey legs (or ham hocks), 3 lbs potatoes (cut in 1/2-1/3rds), 1lb carrots, (cut in 1/3), 5-6 ribs celery (cut in 1/3), 1 large onion (cut in wedges), 1 packet french onion soup mix (or whatever herbs/spices you like- i don't use the packet mixes). put all in a large pot, cover with water, boil over med/low for about 3 hours.

    Fried Rice (with chicken)
    3 cups cooked rice, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp each- ginger, pepper, chili powder, allspice, 2 cups cooked veggies (peas, carrots, onions, broccoli, etc.), 4 scrambled eggs, and 2 cups cooked chicken (cut up).
    place rice and veggies in pan with 3 Tbl spoons oil, cook over med, add the rest of ingred, cook until all heated through.

    Cube Steak with roasted potatoes (cut up, toss in oil w/ seasonings and roast @ 400), random veggie/salad, fruit

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:54 AM on Dec. 4, 2009


    I have tons of budget meals on there. One of the things I do is morph food from one meal to the next. Like roast a whole chicken one night then boil the left overs for soup.


    Answer by ecodani at 10:04 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Here are some suggestions. Send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes: blueberry/oatmeal pancakes; lentil sloppy joes; sweet potato and bean burritos; peanut noodles; lentil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches; chili and cornbread; mexican lasagna; beans, rice and quesadillas; taco salad; home made pizza

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:16 AM on Dec. 4, 2009

  • Tuna noodle casserole - 2 cans tuna, 1 bag of noodles, 1 large can of cream of mushroom soup, a little butter and bread crumbs, some frozen vegetables.

    Answer by mompam at 10:31 AM on Dec. 4, 2009