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  1. Restless28

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    We are going back on a "beans and rice" food budget. Other than rice and beans, S.O.S., pintos and cornbread, what ate some of your cheap dinners?
     
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    Kill ****.

    Buy a food processor.

    Invest in Ziploc and/or vacuum sealer and a freezer.

    Done.
     

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    i sometimes eat a few peanut butter jelly sandwiches with a glass of milk. the jelly must be Welch's grape jelly, and applied conservatively.
     
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    Salisbury Steak: Ground chuck or hamburger mixed with some garlic salt and pepper, pressed into patties 3/4" thick. Broil on each side for about 7-8 min.

    Mushroom Gravy: Saute fresh or canned mushrooms with butter. Get 2 of those cheap brown gravy mix packets and make. Add the mushrooms and some red wine.

    Mashed Potatoes: Can be box or fresh.

    Serve steak and mashed potatoes. Pour generous amounts of gravy over everything.
     
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    I like to buy those discounted packages of cut up stew beef, an onion, and sometimes green peppers. Add to skillet and fry. A cheap box of mashed potatoes and some A1 sauce and you have a meal.


    Probably around $5 and can feed two.
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    "Comida de los pobres" or Poor peoples food.

    White rice and fried eggs.
    Add a can of sweet corn and you have all the major food groups :)

    Actually one of my favorites.
     
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    As for cheap meals. Grilled cheese, peanut butter n jelly. Can of chilli, fritos. Hamburger helper
     
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    Chicken thighs, drumsticks, or whole leg quarters are usually pretty cheap. Grocery stores around here usually sell them for $.69/lb. Pick up a bunch of that, and it can go a long way. If you have a wholesale food distributor (places that sell to grocery stores and restaurants, NOT BJ's, Sams, etc.), you might be able to save even more money setting up an account with them and buying in bulk. My company lets regular people set up accounts and purchase through them. Usually the wholesale bulk prices are half per pound what you'd spend at grocery stores. The only downside to that is you'd need a big freezer, because cases of chicken run 40 pounds. To put that in perspective though, my price on leg quarters averages $.40/lb, so that's 40 lbs of chicken for $16, and I can use the leftover bones to make soup.

    There's also Ramen when all else fails. Around here you can get a 12 pack for $2.50. Throw in the meat of your choice to compliment the flavor, maybe a veg, and you have some cheap eats. You can usually find bulk rice for cheap too.
     
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    Busted. Guilty as charged
     
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    Don't know if u like spam, but, spam n Mac. Dice spam, pan fry, cook Mac n cheese, mix enjoy!!! Or, ramen cooked with an egg. Cook ramen, crack egg, beat it in/scramble with the ramen and broth when u take off burner.
     
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    Over easy, on top of rice, mix egg with rice and shoyu.
     
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