A family member needs a little help.  I am gonna go buy some groceries for them.   I am gonna spend about 50 bucks.  I need some Ideas for what to get.      What are some good low cost meal ideas for a family of 2.  

 This is what I have so far,






2 lbs of ground beef

1 package chicken breasts

 spahghetti sauche


breakfast cereal or oatmeal

sandwich meat

canned tuna



what are some other things that I can purchase that will be versatile to get them thru the next week or so? 

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:34 PM ramen noodles

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:36 PM rice and beans  a bag of beans will feed my fam.of four for three meals

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Here are some ideas....some the same as you have.

powdered milk (last longer), noodles and sauce (.50 to .76 for noodles @ walmart, .89 to 1.05 for sauce), canned beans, rice, tomato sauce, bulk oatmeal (from a health food store) usually cheaper than reg grocery, frozen veggies (can get for less than 1.00 a bag), yogurt, flour, sugar, shortning (to make things).  i hope that helps a little.

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