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I need some cheap meals to make for dinner!

Hamburger/tuna helper and spaggetie are out of the question. Any other ideas?

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LANDENSMOMMYlmk

Asked by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 2:29 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • French toast - a loaf of day-old bread (or whatever gets marked down where you're at), a dozen eggs, and some fruit. Or pancakes, egg, fruit. Anything with beans - especially if you start with dry beans - soup, beans & rice, things like that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • How about some kind of a wrap and a tossed salad? Hot dogs with mac & cheese or fries? Hamburgers and potato salad? Chicken breasts, potatoes & veg? There's lots of stuff!
    Kari727

    Answer by Kari727 at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • pasta.. add some basil, garlic and tomato with some olive oil and you're good to go!

    here's a list of 5 more ideas- http://bit.ly/kta0Pl
    amysaves

    Answer by amysaves at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • pancake, french toast, mac and cheese with tuna and peas, pizza but instead of crust use english muffins or whatever is cheapest, meatloaf, tacos, tv dinners, soup, sandwiches, eggs,
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 2:35 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Enchiladas - can put any number of items in these but basically tortillas, put in beef (taco spiced or not)/chicken/turkey, beans (any), veggies, whatever! Roll them up & top with some cheese then dip in salsa if you want or put salsa inside them. Heat in oven
    Quasidilla - tortillas, cheese then any fillings, fold over into halves. Heat in oven
    Stir Fry - rice/pasta, veggies, meat then a sauce terriyaki or anything
    BBQ Pulled Chick/Pork - toss in crock pot until all soft & pulls apart then mix with sauce serve on buns
    Ziti - pasta, cheese meat if you want cook pasta put in bake dish top with spag sauce then cheese add your meat anywhere bake in oven until melted
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 2:36 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • baked potatos: top with anything you like....at our house it's a can of chili, cheese, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper, bacon bits.
    baked chicken with veggies: chicken with seasoning salt on top, bake, canned or fresh steamed veggies.
    bbq chicken and roast potatos: chicken thighs with bbq sauce in the oven, cut up potatos and sprinkle with seasoning salt, put both pans in the oven at the same time.
    homemade pizza: homemade pizza dough, spagetti sauce, cheese, sliced up lunch ham, can of pineapple, pepperoni, cut up veggies
    spagetti alfredo: spaggetti noodles, melt together 1 stick cream cheese, 1/4 butter, add garlic salt, pepper and parm cheese to taste, add to the noodles after combined

    BeachyBabe

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 2:36 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • just look fr anything on sale. honestly with coupons you can save so much money. If you get a bag of chicken you can do so many things. I made a pot of chili the other night and it was about $15 all together but has lasted 3 days.
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 2:38 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • forgot to mention, chicken and noodles. 1/2 of a whole chicken, boil til it's done, pick apart and add meat and noodles into the broth. cook until noodles are done. You can also add chopped up carrots and celery when you put the noodles in, they'll be perfectly done by the time the noodles are.
    BeachyBabe

    Answer by BeachyBabe at 2:44 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • www.5dollardinners.com

    Tons of great ideas there.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Tacos, steak and cheese sandwiches
    ttk2

    Answer by ttk2 at 3:26 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

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