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Posted by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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You have $5 to make dinner. You have nothing in the pantry except spices. What do you make?

by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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Kimberly954
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM

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)

D-Town
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM

 per serving or total?

 

Kimberly954
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM

total

Quoting D-Town:

 per serving or total?

 


Kimberly954
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Or a box of spaghetti and a jar of spaghetti sauce

D-Town
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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 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.

D-Town
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

 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.

D-Town
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM

 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.

D-Town
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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 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)

 

AshleyOh7
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Dollar menu. J/k.

I'd probably make moros y cristianos. Maybe with meat if I had enough $ leftover.
MommyMitchy247
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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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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