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    My sis and I were reminiscing about what our Mom used to make us for dinner the night before Dad's payday, and food was scarce: she would break up a thick piece of homemade bread into a bowl and pour milk over it. Each of us 7 kids got one bowl. That was dinner!


    My husband's family used to have vienna sausages (2 per slice of bread), fold the bread in half and eat. That was dinner.



    Nowadays, for our family, when budget gets tight, we have baked potatoes with butter or margarine, and salt/pepper.....it will fill you right up.....the guys can have 2 or 3 potatoes, or whatever it takes to fill them up. And a glass of milk to go with it if we have some.

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    Default Re: The day before payday dinners

    bringing back some childhood memories.

    Mom used to make me green mashed potatoes. (ground up spinach mixed in) and a fried egg. (She said it was the only way she could get some spinach into me)
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    Ah, yes, cleanin' out the cabinets day! I try to plan so that we don't get too low on things, and it works pretty well, but we've been known to have some...interesting meals right before shopping day, too. Rice & Gravy is one of my faves.
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    One thing my Mom does that has stuck to my family for an occasional emergency/lazy meal is pasta, cheese whiz and tomato sauce....she eyeballs amounts so...

    2-3 servings of pasta {elbow noodles, shells, etc}
    1-2 small hunts tomato sauce cans
    three big spoonfuls of cheese whiz

    1. Heat up a pot of pasta...typically enough for two maybe three people
    2. drain pasta, leave in the pot
    3. dump a small can of tomato sauce...we use hunts usually. You can add another small can or do one regular can instead for a large pot

    4. add cheese whiz and mix well. around three big spoonfuls...sauce is orange-red

    flavor to taste, my mother never flavored but I use garlic and pepper

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    mmmm rice and gravy!


    We have had fried potatoes with scrambled eggs. If we have onion, we fry that up in the potatoes as well.
    Terra , Wife to Kevin, Mom to Cassidy (12) and Ciara (2)

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    Oh boy, right before payday is always a challenge. I've also been known to be pretty creative with meals too. I always keep extra soup on hand, for just in case.
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    I was lucky that I never had to worry about that growing up. even if we had problems feeding ourselves, we would have eaten well. I grew up in an amazing neighborhood (as some of you know) and everyone took care of each other. ever so often someone would make too much soup or stew or spaghetti or something or other <grin> and would have to take it to one of the neighbors so it wouldn't go bad now when I went out on my own and had to fend for myself, I made kechup soup. could be why tomato soup is not my favorite! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mos View Post
    I was lucky that I never had to worry about that growing up. even if we had problems feeding ourselves, we would have eaten well. I grew up in an amazing neighborhood (as some of you know) and everyone took care of each other. ever so often someone would make too much soup or stew or spaghetti or something or other <grin> and would have to take it to one of the neighbors so it wouldn't go bad now when I went out on my own and had to fend for myself, I made kechup soup. could be why tomato soup is not my favorite! LOL!
    I wish neighbors did this more these days. We would have less hungry families.
    Terra , Wife to Kevin, Mom to Cassidy (12) and Ciara (2)

 

 
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