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Meals Under 8 Dollars

Posted by on Sep. 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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 This post is for recipes that cost less than 8 dollars.

Please remember to post the cost for the WHOLE recipe and not the cost per serving because as I'm sure you know that's a big difference.

 

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katelingerum88
by Group Owner on Sep. 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

 Spinach Lasagna

Ingrediants

-Frozen Spinach, 5oz
-Cottage Cheese (medium size container)
-Mozarella, 8oz shredded
-Whole wheat lasagna
-Hunts garlic and herb sauce

-2 eggs

Cook pasta according to directions. Cook spinach in microwave (DO NOT ADD WATER TO BOWL) for 4-5 minutes until cooked through. In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, eggs and spinach. Put a small amount of sauce in the bottom of the baking dish to keep pasta from sticking to the dish. Make a layer of pasta over the sauce. Spread a little more sauce on top of the pasta. Then spread half of the cottage cheese mixture over the pasta and sauce. Sprinkle 1/2 a cup of mozarella over the cottage cheese and repeat layers. End with a layer of pasta on top. Pour all remaining sauce on the last layer of pasta and then top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

**If you cannot afford to buy foil you can take a baking sheet and turn it upside down over the baking dish with the lasagna in it. I've had to do this more than once in my life time and I promise it works just as well. :)

Makes 8 SERVINGS!

This meal cost about $7.25 if you have to purchase eggs. If you already have eggs than it's around 6 DOLLARS.

katelingerum88
by Group Owner on Sep. 15, 2010 at 12:44 AM

 Tator Tot Casserole

This is a special treat that we sometimes have in my house.

Ingrediants:

-1 bag tater tots
-1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom
-8oz finely grated cheddar cheese
-1lb package of 93% lean ground turkey
-1 cup 1% milk

Brown ground turkey in a large pot. Add cream of mushroom and milk to the pan. MIX WELL. Cook about 5 minutes until hot and bubbly. Add 1/2 cup of the cheddar to the mixture. Mix in the tater tots and gently toss until the tater tots are well coated. Be careful not to mash the tater tots.

Pour all of the mixture into a baking dish. Top with remain shredded cheese, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until tater tots are cooked through and cheese is melted.

**If you cannot afford foil you can use a baking sheet turned upside down over the baking dish. It will work just fine.

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

This meal cost just under 8 dollars if you have to purchse milk.

**This price is based of off buying just a small 8oz thing of milk. If you choose to purchase a gallon of milk it will cost more. If you already have a gallon of milk it will cost less. If you cannot afford milk you can use water but they casserole may be slightly less creamy.

katelingerum88
by Group Owner on Sep. 15, 2010 at 12:59 AM

 Feta Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Ingrediants:

-1/2 cup Crumbled feta cheese
-1lb 93% lean ground turkey
-Garlic Powder
-2 roma tomatoes, sliced thin
-1/2 head iceburg lettuce
-4-8 TBSPs of Miracle Whip or Mayonaise depending on your preferance.
-4 wheat buns

In a large bowl combine turkey, feta, and garlic powder. Divide into 4 even patties. Cook them in a good non-stick pan or on the grill. They can be baked if you prefer. Cook until the patties are cooked through. Place each patty on bottom half a bun, top with lettuce and tomatoes. Spread desired amount of mircle whip or mayonaise on top bun. Place bun on top.

SERVES 4. Can serve more if you like your patties smaller than a 1/4 pound.

This recipe cost just over 7 dollars when a small thing of mircle whip or mayonaise is purchased.

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