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Cheap dinner ideas for a broke mom

Anonymous
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I'm down to my last little bit of money till Friday,I need a cheap dinner idea that'll feed a family of 4 and leave me enough to bring to work for lunch.We just had spaghetti and tacos the past few nights.Any ideas???
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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brittany208
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:08 AM

we got a whole chicken from kroger for about 5$ and grilled it. Add a bag of frozen veggies for 1$ and that's plenty to eat for dinner with maybe some leftovers.

Or instead of eating the chicken as the main dish, grab a bag of salad mix instead and the chicken will last a lot longer as more of a condiment than main dish.

Or a couple cans of veggie soup with grilled cheese. 3 cans at 1.50 each is 4.50. assuming you have bread and cheese on hand.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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kate80
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Eggs are fairly cheap and you can do scrambled or mix with milk and bread for French toast. Mone love eggs in the basket too. Anything hiding in the freezer?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Mac and cheese

Rice and beans/rice and tofu

Something w/eggs---French toast

Mashed potatoes as a side dish

Trollercoaster
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM

meatless spagetti

hot dogs

PB&J

grill cheese

turkey sandwhiches

chicken frozen thighs  put into a large pan add potatoes diced, carrots, green beans, soy sauce  salt and pepper and bake 350 for an hour -2 hours till everything is cooked.. makes a lot of food

apples for  snacks or bananas as they are relativly cheap and last a while



Momtimestwo
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:58 AM
What do you already have?
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gypsy30
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:01 AM

 Like someone said, eggs are cheap.  Sometimes for dinner, we make fried egg, ham and cheese sandwiches.  We were shopping just a couple days ago and I couldn't believe how much the price of food has gone up.  A pound of hamburger, regular hamburger was 3.99 a pound, but a ham was 1.48 a pound.  We bought like a 13.00 one a we'll get 3 or 4 meals out of it, like the sandwiches, scalloped potatoes and ham, and a pot of bean soup.

Maevelyn
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:16 AM

cook a picnic ham from raw in the crock pot with some fruit. leftovers + sandwiches. 

littlecolton07
by Rebecca on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM

red beans and rice.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Shepards pie!
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