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Budget Recipes

Had an emergency repair on car and need low cost meals for a family of 7 thanks

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Hot dog and chili.
    TV dinners
    Sandwiches
    Breakfast (eggs, pancakes, toast)
    AtHomeMommy-3

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 10:06 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Roast a chicken for one meal and make soup from leftovers for another. Also homemade chili or pasta.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 10:13 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Spaghetti
    Chili
    Hamburger Helper
    Sandwiches
    Beef Stew
    tina454542

    Answer by tina454542 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Tacos
    Any kind of pasta bake
    vegetable soup
    grilled cheese and tomato soup
    vegetable stir fry over rice (SUPER cheap)
    OBImomma

    Answer by OBImomma at 10:36 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Use beans for protein. They are so mucch cheaper and bettr for you.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Go through your refrigerator and cupboards. Make an effort to use what you have.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:48 AM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • I agree with the idea of being creative with what you have. I have food but need meat so i just go get what is on sale for meat and then make it useful. Like turning 1lb of hamburger into a big pot of chili by adding 4 kinds of beans and extra tomatoes. you can also do alot with a large sack of potatoes, just think of all the ways they are useful.
    don't waste money on box dinners except mac-n-cheese the store brand stuff is cheap and goes along ways with a pack of hotdogs.
    you can also do a roast one night and then make something out of the leftovers the next night like hot beef/pork sandwiches with mashed potatoes. just be creative, like if you have 3 half full bags of frozen veggies combine it with a 2 lbs of browned hamburger with a few cans of cream of mushroom soup, cut up potatoes and throw in the oven. I have several ideas for Hotdishes/casseroles that go along way!
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:57 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Make a huge pot of chili. For one night's meal, serve with elbow macaroni (chili mac), for another meal serve over baked potatoes, & for a 3rd meal make chili dog casserole (wrap hot dogs in tortillas, top with chili & a bit of shredded cheese, bake 30 minutes).

    Get a whole chicken. Boil in a large pot of seasoned water (garlic powder, salt, pepper) to make chicken & broth. Strain the fat. Remove meat from bones. Add sliced carrots & celery & diced carrots, a few chicken bouillon cubes to taste. Separate into 3 portions. For one night's meal, make dumplings & serve chicken & dumplings. Another meal could be the stew served over homemade egg noodles. Use the 3rd portion to make chicken pot pie: thicken the gravy, add a few cooked diced potatoes, more veggies (use a variety or whatever you'd like. Put in a pie plate, make homemade biscuit dough & pat out to fit the top of the pie. Bake as directed for biscuits 'til done.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:03 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Beans and ham (enough for left overs)
    chili (enough for leftover)
    spaghetti
    sloppy joes
    roasted chicken(enough for leftovers)
    goulash (sp?)
    baked ziti
    soups
    salad and bread
    roast (not cheap but it will feed alot)
    italian beef sandwhichs (enough for left overs)
    homemade chicken nuggets
    mac and cheese with ham dices
    baby1love

    Answer by baby1love at 3:47 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Rather than meat, use dried beans and lentils. Send me a message if you need any recipes
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:22 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

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