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    When I'm down the to bare bones cabinet, I usually try and have at
    least a can or 2 of tuna left over and always try and keep a jiffy
    cornbreak mix or 2 handy. I make a meal of Tuna patties, like salmon
    patties but with tuna. Cheaper! Make some buttered noodles and a
    vegie, maybe a pan of cornbreak and your done.
    I can't say the family loves this but it's nutritious and they don't
    complain to much about it. They usually eat so fast they never know
    what they're eating, lol. It works out fine and cheap.

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    I usually add a can of tuna when making my Salmon Patties to stretch it a little. Taste good together.

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    Combine a box or 2 of cheapo Mac & Cheese, 1 can each of drained tuna,
    and peas. Bread and butter. Cheap dessert (if not having bread and
    butter is cinnamon toast).

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    I don't have a recipe for this but it's inexpensive to make, tastes really
    good, and is very filling. Laurie

    I make about 6 hard boiled eggs,and slice them into about 2 cups of medium
    white sauce then serve over toast.
    This is the recipe I use for white sauce but I double it.

    White sauce recipe;
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup milk

    Melt butter in saucepan over low heat;
    Blend in flour, salt and dash of pepper,
    stir until smooth paste.
    Add milk all at once, turn heat up to
    high and cook quickly, stirring constantly
    till mixture thickens and bubbles.
    Makes 1 cup.
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    Our cheap dessert when i was growing up was peanut butter and syrup on
    crackers. I still love it to this day!

    Kathy in MO

    Cheap dessert (if not having bread and
    > butter is cinnamon toast).
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    our cheap dessert was homemade frosting (which would be leftover from my Mom's
    almost daily baking) on either graham crackers or soda crackers.
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    I'm a lurker, not as frugal as I should/could be. But, my supereasy and
    cheap dinner is this: You know the pkgs of ramen noodles? Not the
    cup-o-soup, but the cheapie ones in the packages? I get them at aldi by the
    case. Anyway, instead of soup, boil the noodles in water, but drain all of
    the water when done. Then, add some butter and mix about 1/2 the spice
    packet into the noodles. Think mac and cheese prep. Supereasy, and if you
    save the seasoning, you can use the rest and have extras if you buy those
    noodles. It's good for last minute, and tasty. You can add anything to it
    if you want, veggies, meat if you'd like, etc. Good lunch or side for us.

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    We experiment... A LOT... around here. One evening we wanted spaghetti... had the sauce.. no meat... and RAMEN NOODLES... Opened the jar of sauce, heated it to nearly boiling, put the ramen noodles in, turned off the heat, covered it, stirred it every 3 or 4 minutes until the noodles were cooked perfectly. I must say, it wasn't my idea of spaghetti, but it was very tasty. I also use Ramen noodles in stir fry recipes. This is how I do it: Right before cooking the last ingredient in the stir fry, I put 1 or 2 pkgs of ramen noodles,(broken into quarters) into a bowl of very very hot water, let them sit for about 5 minutes, drain them very well, add them to the stir fry, mix, heat with the rest of the ingredients, and serve. Works out very well as an extender, and gives the stir fry and added extra crunchy, nutty taste and texture.

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