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  1. #1
    Sondra Nelson
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    Default Favorite cheap meals

    Just found out this morning that I am losing a daycare kid due to parents offices moving. I am in the process of interviewing for a job outside of the home, so it is iffy if I am going to be doing daycare in 2-3 weeks, but just in case it is tight, I am reviewing my cheapie meals. Here are my favorites: Spaghetti, loaf of garlic bread (or make my own garlic toast) veggie Tacos Homemade Leftover Soup Chili dogs Tuna Sandwhiches and Chicken noodle soup (clelery and carrot sticks too) Tomato soup and grilled cheese (and veggie sticks) French toast casserole Egg sandwhiches Eggs, bacon and American Fries. Potato Soup and rolls
    What are yours? I would love any ideas...........



     

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  2. #2
    herberkids3
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    Two "cheap" meals we always do are Spaghetti ($1 for a jar of sauce,

    $.59 for a bag of noodles), or pancakes & eggs ($1 for the mix-

    which lasts 2-3 meals worth, and $1 for a dozen eggs).



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Sondra Nelson <nelson_sondra@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Just found out this morning that I am losing a daycare kid due to

    parents offices moving. I am in the process of interviewing for a

    job outside of the home, so it is iffy if I am going to be doing

    daycare in 2-3 weeks, but just in case it is tight, I am reviewing

    my cheapie meals.

    >

    > Here are my favorites:

    >

    > Spaghetti, loaf of garlic bread (or make my own garlic toast)

    veggie

    >

    > Tacos

    >

    > Homemade Leftover Soup

    >

    > Chili dogs

    >

    > Tuna Sandwhiches and Chicken noodle soup (clelery and carrot

    sticks too)

    >

    > Tomato soup and grilled cheese (and veggie sticks)

    >

    > French toast casserole

    >

    > Egg sandwhiches

    >

    > Eggs, bacon and American Fries.

    >

    > Potato Soup and rolls

    >

    > What are yours? I would love any ideas...........

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

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  3. #3
    Kelly
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    Default Favorite cheap meals

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Sondra Nelson <nelson_sondra@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Just found out this morning that I am losing a daycare kid due to

    parents offices moving. I am in the process of interviewing for a

    job outside of the home, so it is iffy if I am going to be doing

    daycare in 2-3 weeks, but just in case it is tight, I am reviewing my

    cheapie meals.

    >

    > Here are my favorites:

    >

    > Spaghetti, loaf of garlic bread (or make my own garlic toast)

    veggie

    >

    > Tacos

    >

    > Homemade Leftover Soup

    >

    > Chili dogs

    >

    > Tuna Sandwhiches and Chicken noodle soup (clelery and carrot

    sticks too)

    >

    > Tomato soup and grilled cheese (and veggie sticks)

    >

    > French toast casserole

    >

    > Egg sandwhiches

    >

    > Eggs, bacon and American Fries.

    >

    > Potato Soup and rolls

    >

    > What are yours? I would love any ideas...........

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > ---------------------------------

    >Skillet Noodle Dish



    1/2lb of ground meat

    1/2 cup uncooked spaghetti, broken into 2" pieces

    1/2 cup dry rice

    1 can of mushrooms

    2 cups of beef broth (I use water with bouillon)



    Cook meat, then add everything else. Bring to a boil, then reduce

    heat and cook 15 minutes until rice and pasta are done. Serve with

    Worcestershire sauce or sour cream on top.

    Serves 4 for under $2.00

    ============

    Shepard's Pie



    1 pound ground beef

    1 onion

    Salt and Pepper

    Beef Bouillon

    Flour

    Frozen Corn

    Instant Mashed Potatoes



    Brown together in sauce pan, adding a little salt, pepper or whatever

    to taste. I add a teaspoon of bouillon to it.



    Add flour to the meat when it's cooked, add water, and you have gravy.

    Spread some frozen corn on top, put instant mashed potatoes on that.

    Bake 15 minutes till it bubbles. (However hot you want the oven, it's

    not important.)

    ================

    Potato Chowder



    4-6 potatoes, cut in small cubes

    Water

    Milk

    Salt and Pepper

    Chopped Onion



    Just cover with water and milk, margarine, salt and pepper, and a

    chopped onion. Cook until the potatoes start to fall apart. Mash the

    potatoes in the liquid and let cook untill a little thicker.

    Sometimes I add kielbasa bits, chopped ham or bacon to it. My husband

    puts cheese on his and I usually add about 1/2 cup of frozen corn.

    ========================

    Taquitos



    Tortillas

    Cheese

    Any type of meat

    Eggs



    Grill in skillet and make like a pizza (very thin) then roll up and

    serve with whatever or nothing at all. We like leftover chili or

    spaghetti sauce or salsa on them.

    Each person can have 3 for about 10 cents each.

    =================

    Fried Rice



    6 cups cooked white rice

    6 eggs

    1/2 lb chicken

    1/2 lb beef

    Vegetables of your choice

    Soy Sauce

    1/4 cup butter



    Mix in large wok or pot. What's so frugal about this is you can use

    any leftover meat you have from other meals - that 1/2 steak you

    didn't finish, 1 pork chop that was left over, the chicken you meant

    to use yesterday and forgot about.

    ===================

    Pasta Sauce



    1 lg can crushed tomatoes(I think it is 28oz?) (99 cents at Kroger)

    Chopped onion and green pepper to taste (I buy the peppers on sale

    and keep in freezer

    onions (I try to keep on hand)

    Canned mushrooms (stems and pieces 59 cents at Kroger)

    1 can diced tomatoes-drained (79c)

    1 can toamto paste (25 cents)



    assorted spices---oregano, italian seasoning, garlic of some form,

    fresh black pepper, chili powder--whatever you've got basically



    Dump everything in a pot(or slow cooker) and let simmer. Pour over

    favorite pasta. I am well known for adding assorted chopped/shredded

    veggies to this as well---carrots, zucchini, celery, spinach--again

    whatever is on hand. This is pretty much my base recipe for spaghetti

    sauce---sometimes I add meat, sometimes I don't--just depends on mood.

    Feeds the 3 of us 2 meals.

    ====================

    Fruit Pie



    Melt 1 stick of butter in a baking dish.

    Mix 3/4 cup flour (self rising), 3/4 cup milk and 1 cup sugar.

    Pour over melted butter.

    Add fruit (2 cups or 16oz)of any kind.

    Bake at 350 for 50-60min.****IF necessary add 1/2-1cup sugar****

    ======================

    Spaghetti and Cheese



    Spaghetti



    Sharp and Mild cheddar cheese

    Large can of Pet or Carnation Cream

    1 egg

    1 stick of butter

    salt and pepper to taste

    Cook spaghetti, put slices of butter in the bottom of glass baking

    bowl.



    Put layer of spaghetti and then layer of butter and layer of cheese.

    I put 1 piece of sharp and 1 piece of mild all around the bowl. Put

    spaghetti, then butter, then cheese until the bowl is full. Mix cream

    and egg in seperate dish and add the salt and pepper to this mixture

    and pour over the other. Cook at 425 degrees until brown on top.

    (****DON'T FORGET TO SPRAY THE BOWL WITH NON STICK SPRAY SO IT WON'T

    STICK****)

    ===================

    One Skillet Dish



    1 lb hamburger

    chopped onion

    garlic to taste

    1-2 cans of mushroom soup

    about a cup of rice

    can of green beans



    You might need to add water so it does not dry out.

    ================

    French Bread Pizza



    Loaf of Italian or French bread

    Scoop it out to resemble a canoe --then fill with hamburger or

    pepperoni, top with pizza sauce and some mozzarella cheese - bake!

    ========================

    Mexican Beans and Rice



    3 cups cooked rice

    1 can beans, rinsed and drained (I usually use black beans, but

    kidney beans work, too)

    1 cup salsa

    1 cup cheddar cheese, divided



    Mix rice, beans, salsa and 1/2 the cheese in a casserole dish (spray

    with Pam first so it doesn't stick). Sprinkle with the rest of the

    cheese. Bake at 350 or so for about 25 minutes, or until it's hot and

    the cheese is melted. This is good if you add corn, chopped onions or

    peppers, etc. I just use whatever I have on hand.

    ======================

    Red Potato Hash and Eggs



    4 large red or Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and diced

    1/2 large onion, diced

    salt, pepper and paprika

    however many eggs each person wants



    Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender;

    drain. In another pan, melt a little butter or margarine (it doesn't

    taste right if you use oil) and cook the onion until tender. Add

    cooked potatoes and season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika,

    adding enough paprika so the potatoes turn a reddish color (hence the

    name). Poach the eggs and serve on top of the potatoes. This is

    pretty spicy, depending on how much and what type of paprika you use.

    We usually have it for dinner, but it's a great breakfast/brunch

    recipe.



    Kelly in IL








  4. #4
    Don Calkins
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    Rice - it works with only a little margarine if need be.



    Home made tacos - both masa (corn flour) and dried beans are cheap.



    Hamburger casseroles - I use 73 per cent hamburger and then only half what

    is called for.



    BTW, here in Great Falls, Wal-Mart has an off-brand 5 pound box of patties

    for $4.95. 85 per cent hamburger is going for about $1.59/pound. To

    determine which is the best deal, divide the percentage into the price per

    pound. At those prices, you are paying $1.36/pound of meat in the 73 per

    cent type, and $1.87 for the 85 per cent type. If you carefully drain the

    73 per cent type, you end up with 85 per cent type. If you rinse it with

    hot tap water, you get about the 92 per cent type, which around here is

    going for over $2.00 per pound.



    Don C



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    He who believes himself spiritual proves he is not.








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    Ray and Jen
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    14.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;">One of my family’s favorite cheap
    and quick meals is Salmon patties. I catch them when they are on sale for
    1.00/can. We are able to get two meals out of it. Since I have can
    and freeze a lot of my own veggies I then use them. Like green beans and corn
    on the cob. I sometimes make a pan of cornbread, which goes for two meals
    also.
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    14.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;">Another cheap meal is pinto beans (called
    soup beans at our house) and cornbread. My kids love it when I cook
    these. Put them in the crock pot and let them cook all day. Easy and
    cheap. Sometimes I use the left over salmon patties to make it go farther.
    I love getting two meals and only cooking once.
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    <font size="2" face="Georgia">10.0pt;font-family:Georgia;">--- In <font color="#1e66ae"><span style="color:#1E66AE;">Budget101_@yahoogroups.com,
    Sondra Nelson <nelson_sondra@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Just found out this morning that I am losing a daycare kid due to

    parents offices moving. I am in the process of interviewing for a

    job outside of the home, so it is iffy if I am going to be doing

    daycare in 2-3 weeks, but just in case it is tight, I am reviewing

    my cheapie meals.

    >

    > Here are my favorites:




  6. #6
    Jennifer Smith
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    How do you make your french toast casserole? It sounds good and easy.



    Jennifer









    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Sondra Nelson <nelson_sondra@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Just found out this morning that I am losing a daycare kid due to

    parents offices moving. I am in the process of interviewing for a

    job outside of the home, so it is iffy if I am going to be doing

    daycare in 2-3 weeks, but just in case it is tight, I am reviewing my

    cheapie meals.

    >

    > Here are my favorites:

    >

    > Spaghetti, loaf of garlic bread (or make my own garlic toast)

    veggie

    >

    > Tacos

    >

    > Homemade Leftover Soup

    >

    > Chili dogs

    >

    > Tuna Sandwhiches and Chicken noodle soup (clelery and carrot

    sticks too)

    >

    > Tomato soup and grilled cheese (and veggie sticks)

    >

    > French toast casserole

    >

    > Egg sandwhiches

    >

    > Eggs, bacon and American Fries.

    >

    > Potato Soup and rolls

    >

    > What are yours? I would love any ideas...........

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > ---------------------------------

    > Ready for the edge of your seat? Check out tonight's top picks on

    Yahoo! TV.

    >










  7. #7
    Sondra Nelson
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    I have had a few people ask, so I will post it. It is SO easy. I save up all

    of the ends of the bread loaves, the pices that got mushed, and stick them in

    the freezer. When I have enough, I break it into pieces, put them into 9x13

    pan. I take some eggs, crack them and mix them into a bowl with a little milk,

    cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Pour over the bread. Let sit in the fridge

    overnight, (I just do a few hours) Just before baking, pour some melted butter

    over (gives a nice top crust) little more sugar and cinnamon, and I bake for

    about an hour at 350.



    The kids love it, and I feel good about saving the ends of the bread! lol

    Sondra



    Jennifer Smith <oldbones929@alltel.net> wrote:





    How do you make your french toast casserole? It sounds good and easy.



    Jennifer








  8. #8
    Ginny
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Sondra Nelson <nelson_sondra@...>

    wrote:

    >



    This sounds absolutely sinful. Now I know what to do with the ends of

    the bread. I usually just toss then or give to the dogs. I guess I

    could make breadcrumbs but this sounds so much better.



    Ginny











    > I have had a few people ask, so I will post it. It is SO easy. I

    save up all of the ends of the bread loaves, the pices that got

    mushed, and stick them in the freezer. When I have enough, I break

    it into pieces, put them into 9x13 pan. I take some eggs, crack them

    and mix them into a bowl with a little milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and

    sugar. Pour over the bread. Let sit in the fridge overnight, (I

    just do a few hours) Just before baking, pour some melted butter

    over (gives a nice top crust) little more sugar and cinnamon, and I

    bake for about an hour at 350.

    >

    > The kids love it, and I feel good about saving the ends of the

    bread! lol

    > Sondra

    >

    > Jennifer Smith <oldbones929@...> wrote:

    >

    >

    > How do you make your french toast casserole? It sounds good and

    easy.

    >

    > Jennifer

    >










 

 
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