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    Ok, let's say it's the day before pay day, and you're broke. The cupboards are almost empty.

    What is your favorite "Bare Bones" Recipe or meal? Most people have some stock items they try to -always- have on hand, whether it's canned mushroom soup, or instant rice, or condensed milk, or whatever.

    What could you come up with if you only had a few items on top of your stock items? Cheap easy meals that you can scrape together from the pantry!

    Please share with us!

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    Re: Budget101.com : Budget Meals


    Pasta
    Grilled chhese sandwiches & soup
    Baked potatoes
    PB & J
    Pancakes
    Biscuits
    Waffles
    Eggs
    Oatmeal

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    Crackered Noodles!

    Egg Noodles (Quantity varies on your family size)
    1 stick of butter
    1 sleeve of saltines, crushed (1/4-1/2 if you are only cooking for 1 or two)
    Salt and Pepper

    Cook the egg noodles. When they are close to being done, melt the butter/margarine in a skillet. Once melted, put the crushed crackers in and lightly brown. Drain the noodles then mix the cracker/butter mixture through thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Very high in fat but very tasty....
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    We usually have burritos, or chili and corn bread. If either of those
    fail... I go to the fridge and freezer look at the leftovers and start
    tossing it in my crockpot. I then go to my pantry for added ingredients
    to make it look like I *planned* something


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    ok I keep a can of mixed vegies in the cabinet and some ground meat
    frozen in the freezer and just put them together in a pot with any
    seasonings you have hanging around and presto---soup in 5 minutes.
    lol or you can make a gravy with flour and put the ground meat in
    when it is browned, season to your taste, and serve over rice or
    noodles
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    I nearly always have $1 a pound ground turkey in the freezer, so I would be able to throw together:
    chili,
    taco soup,
    a dish affectionately called, in our family, "ramen stuff",
    tacos &/or tacoritos (flour tortliias with taco fillings),
    macaroni casserole.
    I always have spaghetti & other pastas around. Macaroni with just a can of diced tomatoes & tomato sauce has always been a favorite in our family, since I was a kid.


    Omelets,
    French toast


    Grilled cheese sandwiches




    Ramen Stuff (serves 8)


    2 pounds ground turkey
    2 C water
    4 packages of chicken or beef flavored ramen noodles
    Frozen veggies


    In a large skillet or dutch oven, brown the ground turkey until done. Take the meat out of the pan, set it aside (keep it warm)& remove any grease. In the same pan, bring the water & the contents of seasoning packets to a boil. Add the noodles &the frozen veggies.
    Cook until the water is almost boiled away, turn off the heat. Stir the meat into the noodles & veggies & serve.


    Be creative... this is a great way to use leftover meat & veggies~ just add them, already warmed, to the cooked noodles.
    The trick to this recipe that makes it quick is using only half of the water called for on the noodle package. The noodles cook quickly, & the rest of the water boils off. I find that ground turkey will go well with either the beef or chicken flavors & there is no grease left in the pan, but you can use ground beef. If you don't have frozen veggies, you can make it without & serve this with a salad or raw veggie plate!



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    Re: Budget Meals





    Here is one of our Budget Helper Meals

    Chicken and Rice

    1 can crm. of mushroom soup

    1 can crm. of chicken soup

    1 pky onion soup mix

    2 cups long grain rice, or 2 pkgs of whatevcr rice mix. I have used
    wild rice, or spanish rice. Whatever was in the pantry.

    Chicken parts-any that is still in the freezer, or you can use leftover
    porkchops.

    Mix together soups, dry and wet, and rice, then add 2 cups water.

    Pour in covered casserole or small dutch oven, then bury the chicken in
    the liquid.

    Bake for 1hr to 1hr and 15 minutes at 350*

    Serve with Salad, or whatever veggie on hand. Yummy!

    Hope you enjoy!

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    My favorite bare bones meal is instant mashed potatoes served with
    canned beef stew. Another one of my favorites is boxed macaroni with
    canned tuna mixed in. I try to keep these on hand at all times
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