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Cheap Meals???

We are on a tight budget this pay period due to NO OVERTIME so can anyone give me some cheap but good meal ideas or recipes. =)

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Asked by AmandaMichele at 10:47 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • well pasta is good and cheap and can go far with a little bit of meat and frozen veggies! my kids and i like to get the funny shapes and eat it with butter spray, parm cheese, bacon bits, and frozen chopped broccoli

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 10:51 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Get a whole chicken and either roast it in the oven or use the crockpot. Shred the meat off the bone when it's done & season it with cumin, chili powder and lemon or lime juice. Get a pack of tortillas and a few veggies, plus a bag of beans and a bag of rice, you should be able to get at least 2 if not 3 meals out of it for about $5. Pick up one more protein (whatever's on sale) and a bag of frozen mixed veggies use the leftover beans and rice to make soup/stew with it. Depending on the other protein, should still be under $10 and get the rest of the week from that.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:55 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • i do a chicken in a crockpot and make egg noodle soup with the dark meat and enchaladas with the white meat. eggs and flour for noodles is cheap and EASY, reserve the broth from the chicken for stock for your soup and enchaladas are easy to make. or you could make pasta with the white meat.

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • chicken and rice, chili, spagattei(bad speller), sometimes we make a turkey, and potatoes/gravy and stove top,on a sunday, and eat different leftovers made of turkey all week, then freeze the bones and make turkey noddle soup.

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 11:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • love red beans and rice with a frozen veggie.A large pot of navy beans with diced onions,can of chopped tomatoes and seasonings you like. Corn bread and cabbage with the navy beans.This lasts 2-3 meals.yum


    Answer by drfink at 2:29 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Agreeing with NotPanicking and blue glass mama. Pasta, rice and beans are good for adding to meats to stretch it out and make it last longer.

    Omelettes are a cheap fix also. You could add cheese, peppers, onions and mushrooms, ham.

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:24 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Dried beans and lentils are great budget stretchers! I have a ton of recipes that are healthy, tasty, and family and budget friendly; send me a message if you would like some.


    Answer by rkoloms at 9:45 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

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