Can you make a meal for two adults with only $20?

I was curious how many moms had recipes for ten dollars a meal...i was talking to a friend the other day and she thinks that i spend far to much on dinners...so i would like to know can you make dinner for 10 and if so what do you make ??????

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AMBERDAWN2008

Asked by AMBERDAWN2008 at 3:33 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Chicken alfredo is my fav cheapy meal! I use a recipe that calls for cream cheese in the alfredo sauce rather than heavy cream. It's super fast, and everyone loves it! PM me for the recipe if you're interested.
    redmoonintexas

    Answer by redmoonintexas at 3:35 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I can make dinner for about $.50 plus tax =]
    If I'm really lazy, I'll just make a box of mac & cheese and both my boyfriend and I are happy. The boxes we buy are from Aldi and they're extremely cheap and just as good as the Kraft brand.

    Also, you can buy spaghetti and sauce for less than $5.00. We don't need a bunch of side dishes and dessert when we eat...I dunno, maybe we're just simpletons lol.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 3:36 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Sure! 2 chicken breasts, baked, two baked potatoes, a nice salad. cookies for dessert. Or maybe spaghetti, salad, garlic bread... that should be under $10. Tuna casserole. The "Helpers" are pretty cheap when you add the meat called for. Soup is inexpensive and nutritious.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 3:37 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I can make dinner for 4 for $10 with my eyes shut.
    tacos - $4 beef. $2 tortillas, $2 cheese, $2-4 veggies serves 4-5
    burgers fries and veggie
    chicken breast, brown rice veggies
    you can easily prepare meals for 2 under $10. shop the sales. I just bought chicken breast for $1 a pound, and boston butt pork roast $1 a pound. an 8 pound roast will make 3-5 meals for $8 total for the meat. I got boneless pork chops for $1.97 a pound. I got chuck roast $2 a pound. Steaks for $2.99 a pound, regularly 7.99 a pound. It jsut takes a little effort.
    teri4lance

    Answer by teri4lance at 3:38 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • All kinds of various pasta dishes! Pasta, sauce, and meat you can get all for WELL under ten dollers AND you can make WAY more then one meal for two with ten dollars worth of pasta stuff! Need any more specific recipies.....message me!!
    sophiafarris

    Answer by sophiafarris at 3:38 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Spaghetti and meatballs. Buy tomato sauce and make your own sauce. Pasta is inexpensive, And a pound of ground meat will feed 2 people!
    goldstarmom

    Answer by goldstarmom at 3:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Where do you shop to get things so cheap??
    AMBERDAWN2008

    Answer by AMBERDAWN2008 at 3:42 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • It isn't to hard. We do this all the time. Rachel Ray has some great $10 and under recipes for dinners. I love the chickpea curry. You can go to rachelrayshow.com and search $10 dinners.
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 3:44 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Go buy a Rachel Ray mag. She has a monthly section of five meals under $10 for four.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 3:49 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • thanks ladies...i will do that =)
    AMBERDAWN2008

    Answer by AMBERDAWN2008 at 4:04 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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