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I need cheap and easy dinner ideas to feed 4 adults and 1 child daily that are healthy and filling

I live with DH and 2 medics from his unit me and our dd. so daily im feeding 3 "starved" men me and dd and its getting expensive since i dont eat things like processed foods and boxed meals.

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Asked by Amummum at 11:47 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Crockpot it

    Mexican Cheese Soap
    Loaded Baked Potato Soup
    London Broil/Beef Roast
    Chicken Breasts in a Cream of Chicken Soup and Rice Mixture
    Calico Beans over Rice

    You can find tons more recipes on and here on the CM crockpot group

    Pinto Bean Tortillas (You can get a huge can of beans for like 2.00 - get a few of those, spend $3 on tortillas and a thing of cheese and sour cream) with maybe some mexican rice on the side

    Ground Turkey is cheaper than ground beef - use it to make burgers/in casseroles/any recipes using ground beef


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Thanks ill add the crockpot group. ur a life saver

    Comment by Amummum (original poster) at 12:08 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • If you want crockpot ideas visit this blog. I love it.

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 12:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Chicken spagetti,mexican chicken.Make home made hamburger helper,chili,all keeps well in fridge and tastes great and very filling.

    Answer by grismelda at 2:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • thanks guys

    Comment by Amummum (original poster) at 3:32 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Dried beans and dried lentils are healthy ways to stretch your food dollars.

    I have a ton of recipes that are tasty, healthy, family and budget friendly; send me a message offlist if you would like some.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I don't have a crock pot but alot of time I will make bigger dishes and freeze half of it so I can just take it out and warm it up when wanted.


    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:25 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • salmon is quick and very good for you. My kids love salmon.

    Answer by CaseyErin at 1:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • thanks u guys by the way i made the taco soup it was a big hit!!

    Comment by Amummum (original poster) at 3:33 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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