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Want to make a great meal tonight for less than $10! Any ideas?

Hubby and I have been on a very tight budget,, anyhoo I am going to the store, Aldi's or regular, and he does not believe I can make something yummy for less than $10,, any ideas,, I really would like to knock his socks off! I am leaving with exactly that amount in my wallet so he will believe I didn't cheat,, LOL!


Asked by kimigogo at 5:40 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • with @ home or not but these are all fairly easy & cheap meals.

    Another one that comes to mind is Crab Lasagna Roll-ups.. Made w/ imitation crabmeat.

    2 cups cottage cheese
    1 egg or 1/2 cup egg substitute
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    2 tbsp each italian seasoning and parsley
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1/2 tsp each dried basil & thyme
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1 package (8oz) imitation crabmeat, flaked
    2 cans tomato sauce

    Cook noodles, mix together all ingredients and spread about 1/3 cup on each noodle. Place seam down in pan coated w/ cooking spray. Top w/ tomato sauce and cover & bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 6:01 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • spaghetti and garlic cheese bread

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:41 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Sage & Thyme Chicken

    Chicken breasts (I cut into uniform thickness slices or use the chicken tenders)
    1 can chicken broth
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    Brown rice

    Veggie of choice.

    Sprinkle salt, pepper, sage and thyme on chicken. Saute. Set aside.

    In same pan, add some olive oil, saute garlic. Add can of soup and 1/2 can of water. Stir.

    Prepare rice for 2 but substitute the chicken broth for water (as much as you can)

    lay down bed of rice, put chicken on it, pour soup "sauce" over. Serve with veggie.

    Takes 20 minutes and is under $10.

    Answer by BuddyRoo at 5:48 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Garlic Spaghetti

    1lb spaghetti
    4 cloves garlic minced
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    2 8oz cans tomato sauce
    4 Italian sausages

    saute garlic in oil, add tomato sauce and sausages, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until sausage is done. Meanwhile cook pasta, and then pour the sauce over the top. My husband loves it when I make this.

    Answer by m_ellingson at 5:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • campbells soup always have recipes on the back of them, I would go check the back of the labels and see if anything catches your eye, I bet you can make one of them dinners and buy a bag of salad all for $10

    Answer by looovemybabies at 5:46 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Do you have anything at home that you are working with?

     Chicken Pot Pie

    3 Cups cooked and cut up chicken breasts

    1 can cream of mushroom soup

     1 can cream of chicken soup

    1 can cream of celery soup

    1 can chicken broth

    2 cups frozen veggies

    2 refrigerated pie crusts

    Mixed all ingredients into a pot, heat until warm. Only use enough chicken broth to thin the mixture. Put one crust in bottom of pie tin and fill with mixture and cover with other crust. Bake @350 until crust is brown.


    Answer by Cindy18 at 5:49 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Well do you have other things to work with at home or are you wanting to buy every single thing with only ten bucks?
    You could make a casserole with chicken and noodles and veggies and soup pretty cheap, with a salad on the side.
    You could also do a cajun type thing, like spicy sausage with beans and rice.
    hmmm, or grilled shrimp over pasta with a salad.
    It is not hard to eat for ten dollars if it is just two people.. but do you have a big family to feed or just the two of you?

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:50 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Are you allowed to use things you already have at home or no?

    Answer by CrazedMomof2 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Country Goulash-
    1 package Elbow Macaroni
    1 lb Ground Beef or turkey
    1 Can Stewed Tomatoes
    1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
    And a tbsp of worcestershire sauce.
    Onions & Green Peppers optional.
    If you're going to Aldi's you should be able to pick up these items for about that, and you may even have some of the items already at your home.

    Or you could make Creamy Italian Chicken.
    You will need some italian salad dressing,
    1 can cream of chicken soup ( can substitue w/ other cream soup if youd like)
    1 bar of cream cheese and chicken breast.
    Serve over rice or egg noodles.
    You could also add some peas or carrots to this.

    Another good & cheap meal is Cheeseburger Meatloaf
    Ground Beef
    Cheese Bar cut into cubes or shredded cheddar cheese
    Bread & Butter pickles cut into tiny pieces
    & Bread crumbs..

    Im not sure if you have things to work

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 5:56 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • for about 6 bucks u can get some tilapia and season and grill or bake them and get tomatoes and lettuce and make fish tacos!

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 5:58 PM on Jun. 29, 2010