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How much money do you spend on dinners and what do you serve?

I'm getting t.v. dinners 3 times a week soon and eating out for dinner because it's the hardest thing for me to manage.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • nothing wrong with preservatives....if it weren't for preservatives we'd have to buy food every day because it would perish so quickly, that would certainly break the bank.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Yeah, those meals are not balanced or nutritious. Make a menu for a week, then go shopping for it and stick to it. It's not that difficult. Have one night a week for leftovers. It's way cheaper and far healthier. You won't end up with a heart attack from too much sodium and cholesterol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Darn for a moment there I thought I found a answer to my dinners but I can see one or two nights healthy choice dinners are o.k. better than the other stuff out there.My husband won't let me buy alot of groceries,so it's hard to stick with it and make a list.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Here are a bunch of quick foods that are easy to prepare in under 15 minutes. There is a budget meals section on the site too.


    Answer by ecodani at 11:10 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I don't track what I spend on dinners; we spend $60-80 a week on groceries. You need to plan meals in advance, so you have the ingredients onhand. A little bit of weekend prep work, like cooking and freeze rice, beans, soups, etc., goes a very long way during the week.

    Here are the dinners that I prepare on a regular basis; send me a message offlist if you would like any:

    No hurry curry
    sweet and sour cabbage rolls
    taco salad
    minestrone soup, salad
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    chili and cornbread
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    dairy-free nachos
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake
    white chili
    Stovetop lentil sloppy joes
    Tofu and spinach curry
    Lentil soup
    stew with dumpli

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:19 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • stew with dumplings
    lentil tacos
    Pot pie
    zucchini enchiladas
    Mediterranean Vegetable stew with poached eggs
    homemade pizza
    squashed macaroni
    peanut noodles
    blueberry oatmeal pancakes
    slowcooker lentil sloppy joes
    Southwest Falafel

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:19 AM on Mar. 13, 2010

  • I try to spend about $10 per dinner (sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less) to feed 4 adults-usually that includes leftovers for my husband's lunch the next day.

    I make things like:

    Mon.- homemade pizza, carrots and celery with peppercini's
    Tues. green chicken enchiladas, sopas (mexican pasta) and veggies
    Weds- Asian lettuce wraps with brown rice, and snow pea soup
    Thurs.- Navy Bean Soup, salad and cornbread
    Fri.- Salmon Patties, brown rice and salad
    Sat.- Cook's nigh off
    Sun.- Chicken Soft Tacos, salad
    spaghetti, garlic bread, and veggie soup or salad (

    Answer by ohwrite at 12:09 PM on Mar. 13, 2010

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