You have $5 to make dinner. You have nothing in the pantry except spices. What do you make?
I think I would do a french toast or overnight french toast bake - eggs ($1.90), bread ($1.20), single serve container of milk (around $1)
per serving or total?
Quoting D-Town: per serving or total?
Or a box of spaghetti and a jar of spaghetti sauce
Well I can get a pound of rice for 89 cents right now. A pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.29. A bag of frozen mixed veggies for $1.00 and 2 eggs for free. (my next door neighbor owns chickens.) (Although I could get a dozen for $1.59 which still puts me under budget.)
I would then make chicken fried rice.
Or i could buy 5 pounds of potatoes for $2.39. A pound of ground beef for $1.79. I'm making an assumption that flour is considered a "spice" and I can make Pasties.
There is also the same pound of rice for $0.89. A package of mild italian sausage links for $1.59 and 3 peppers (one red, one green and one yellow) 3 for a $1.00 and make sausage and peppers over rice.
Sorry, there used to be a time when my grocery budget was very, very low. I got real good at making meals for next to nothing and finding good grocery deals.
Another one. 1 round steak ($1.59), a bag of salad mix ($1.50) and a bottle of caesar dressing. ($1.89)
Grilled cheese and tomato soup.
I'd go to the 99 cent store and get a large loaf of bread (1$) a pack of kraft singles (1$) and 2 of those Jumbo Campbell's tomato soup cans (1$ each)
Thats four dollars plus tax, 5 dollars.
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