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    Default Cheap Dinner $1.50

    This is one my father made in a wok when we were little kids. I make it on the stove sometimes for dinner, sometimes for breakfast. But it's always a hit with hubby. (Natalie never complains and eats anything.)

    This serves Sean, Natalie and I with a little bit of leftovers. There wasn't any set numbers from my dad. Mostly what we want that day.
    Today I used 3 large potatoes. (runs less than $1 potatoes are .21 lb here)
    a little bit of chopped onion to taste (probably around .15 worth)
    and eggs to coat and stick together (I usually use around 6 so .30)
    It feeds all of us for less than $1.50.
    Put the chopped potatoes and onion in a frying pan and cook until the potatoes are tender. Then add the eggs that have been scrabled. Finish cooking until the eggs are done. Can add veggies or peppers to change it around for different meals.

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    Date: Mon Jul 1, 2002 5:17 pm
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    I do this and add in bacon or ham I have left over and also top it off with cheese. My dh is a picky eater too and he always asks for this.
    Michelle

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    If I have left over potatoes from the night before, I just dice them up the next morning and brown them, then toss some scrambled eggs on top. This is great for breakfast, too!

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    I like to brown the potatoes and onion in bacon grease, even if I don't have bacon. I always save the bacon grease in a jar in my fridge so I can use it for adding flavor to things like potatoes.

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    Default bacon greese in fridge?

    I was just wondering if this ever goes bad or how long does it last?

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    Default Re: Cheap Dinner $1.50

    [quote="Savin' Moola"]This is one my father made in a wok when we were little kids. I make it on the stove sometimes for dinner, sometimes for breakfast. But it's always a hit with hubby. (Natalie never complains and eats anything.)

    This serves Sean, Natalie and I with a little bit of leftovers. There wasn't any set numbers from my dad. Mostly what we want that day.
    Today I used 3 large potatoes. (runs less than $1 potatoes are .21 lb here)
    a little bit of chopped onion to taste (probably around .15 worth)
    and eggs to coat and stick together (I usually use around 6 so .30)
    It feeds all of us for less than $1.50.
    Put the chopped potatoes and onion in a frying pan and cook until the potatoes are tender. Then add the eggs that have been scrabled. Finish cooking until the eggs are done. Can add veggies or peppers to change it around for different meals.

    From: "Lynn & Sean"
    Date: Mon Jul 1, 2002 5:17 pm
    Subject: Another Cheap Recipe[/quote

    I like to make this when I have leftover baked or boiled potatoes but I dice the potatoes and then deep fry them untiil crunchy. Sometimes I even coat the potatoes in flour before frying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlenesundstrom View Post
    I was just wondering if this ever goes bad or how long does it last?
    I'm not sure about the fridge but I keep my bacon grease in the freezer so you wouldn't have to worry about the spoiling.

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    I make this with a tablespoon of bacon bits and throw it in tortillas with those packets of hot sauce (the ones you always get waaaaay too many of at Taco Bell) as breakfast burritos.
    We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

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