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What is really cheap to make for a family of four teenagers, casseroles? or? Let me know what you make and what to buy I'm trying to figure out how to get my food budget cheaper.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie is an inexpensive easy to multiply one...

    4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
    1/2 cup potato water
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. onion powder
    8 oz black beans OR 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans, cooked
    1 cup frozen corn, thawed
    1 cup frozen peas, thawed
    1/3 cup peanut butter
    1/2 cup water

    Preheat oven to 350.
    Place potatoes in a large saucepan, and add just enough water to cover.
    Boil for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain potatoes, reserving
    Mash cooked potatoes with hot water, salt, and onion powder. Add
    additional liquid if desired. Set aside. Combine beans,
    corn, and peas in a 9 in pie pan. In a separate bowl, whisk together
    peanut butter and water, until smooth. Pour sauce evenly over
    vegetables. Top with mounds of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
    Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until potatoes start to

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 11:51 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Cheesy Chicken Casserole
    4 oz curly noodles
    1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
    1-10 oz can cream of chicken soup (I use cream of mushroom)
    2/3 cup part-skin shredded cheddar Cheese
    3⁄4 cup milk (you can use 2% to make it healthier)
    1⁄2 tsp crushed tarragon
    2/3 cup cream-style light cottage cheese (ditto, 2%)

    Cook noodles according to package directions, drain. Combine soup & milk, stir in cottage cheese, chicken, half of the cheese, & tarragon; mix in noodles. Pour into a casserole dish, cover & bake at 350F for 10-15 min. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, bake for 5 min more til cheese is melted.

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 11:52 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • sarchasmicangel

    Answer by sarchasmicangel at 11:53 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Getting tips here mmm...

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 3:35 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

  • Dried beans and lentils are a great for stretching your grocery dollars while making meals heathier.

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

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:46 PM on Mar. 14, 2011

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