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Cheap family meals

Do you guys have an kid friendly, cheap meal ideas?
I'm tired of wasting money on food, the kids don't like and won't eat.
I dislike going out to eat and I don't like the processed microwave food.
Its summer and the kids will be home eating & snacking.
Also, if you know of a few snacks...
My kids and I are tired of the same old menu plan we currently have.
Time to try something new..


Asked by SassySue123 at 7:31 AM on May. 28, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • What is your "same old menu plan"? It would help to know some of the stuff you're sick of, because what's every-day food to you may be special-occasion food to some of us, and vice-versa. Just don't want to spout off tons of ideas and have you say "but that's what we eat all the time", kwim? ;)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • We have a rule that one meal is made for everyone. If the kids like it...woohooo! If they don't, they try to stomach as much as they can because there is nothing else coming. We now have 2 daughters that eat anything from lobster to stew to asparagus. Good luck.

    Answer by mubbie at 11:36 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • Peanut butter sandwiches. Actually most kind of sndwiches. Mac and cheese, spagetti, chicken fingers (buy the bulk bags and bake) fish sticks, veggie sticks, apple sticks, bake all of those and have guess the stick dinner. Make a pizza from scratch, it's cheaper and easier than you think.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 7:48 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • Also, my kids fav is mohoggin. Boil macoroni then fry up a pound of hamburger. Drain grease and toss a tbsp of butter and drained noodles in skillet withh meat, add a dash of celery salt and black pepper. I don't know why but they love it.

    Toasting tortillas with cheese and diced veggies is a quick snack here.
    Home made pancakes is good too.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 7:52 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • try a taco night or a tostada night those are always a big hit

    Answer by chica679 at 10:58 AM on May. 28, 2011

  • 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 8:10 PM on May. 28, 2011

  • popcorn


    Answer by sherribeare at 12:23 AM on May. 31, 2011