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Old 10-29-2008, 03:06 PM   #11
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Spend the $5 on some rotgut booze, then you won't care that you have no food!
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:07 PM   #12
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Keep some bouillon on hand and hide it in your closet so you can have chicken broth whenever you want.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #13
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Spend the $5 on some rotgut booze, then you won't care that you have no food!
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I hope you're not encouraging under-age drinking. I didn't see our friend's age posted anywhere...
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:23 PM   #14
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hehe, I'm 21, but Food>Beer
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:53 PM   #15
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Hmm... $5..

Buy 1lb hamburger if its on sale,
1 loaf of bread
bag of potatoes.

You can live for a week on that...
If you have enough left.. buy milk. Make Hamburger Gravy.
one person, you should have enough gravy for at least 2 meals if not more.
Simply fry up the hamburger. When its done remove most but not all the grease. Sprinkle with 2-3 tbls of flour. Let that brown a bit, add milk and water(to stretch the milk out further, make it last longer) and stir. Bring that to a boil and let it thicken. Season with Salt and pepper. serve over the bread.

The potatoes you can bake or slice and fry. Fried potatoes makes a good solid meal. Simply fry in the olive oil. If desired a bit of the habanero on it might be good.

You have oatmeal for breakfast....

When I was just starting out I lived on almost nothing for food. Hamburger, potatoes, beans, cheap ham flavoring pieces became my staples. A 5lb bag of potatoes provides a lot of food for the cost.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #16
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Thanks for that indian fry bread recipe, since then I've made about three batches (once I made a batch and shared it people were happy to by me more ingredients!) I've made a butter garlic and herb cover for it and have been eating it with beans, peans and other cheap lentils. I'll try the potato one to, because I love cooking stews! and fried potatoes are good for breakfast too!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:30 PM   #17
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you're welcome! glad you liked it!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:50 PM   #18
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I didn't see baking powder listed but maybe you can get some...

You have NO other ingredients...??

Indian Fry Bread
Fry bread is a staple in the diet of most Indian tribes. Although the recipe may vary slightly among tribes, this particular recipe is from the Navajo Tribe. The bread is excellent for serving with stew, beans, honey, or any other food. Can also coat it with cinnamon and sugar mixture when taken out of the oil (takes like a churro!)

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2 cups unsifted flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Pour ingredients into mixing bowl. Add warm water and stir until dough is consistency of bread. Let dough set for 30 minutes before rolling or patting out with hands.
Tear off balls of dough and roll or pat out with hand into pieces 6 to 8 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. If rolled out on board, dust lightly with flour or cornmeal. Punch a hole in the center of each piece to make it cook more evenly and not burst due to air bubbles.
Fry one piece at a time in hot oil (400 degrees and about 2 to 3 inches deep) until light brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper and serve,or
Sprinkle with sugar mixture for a dessert!
Do you think this would work with gluten-free flour? Actually, I'm going to try it anyway, maybe I'll do it right now.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:53 PM   #19
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I would imagine so.....let us know how they work out!
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #20
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Uh,yeah. You can't roll out gluten-free fry bread. At least, not how I made it. It does work if you put oil on your hands, roll a small ball and smash it flat in your hands. So we had mini-fry bread and it tasted okay. I recommend putting some garlic powder or a pinch of cardamom to help disguise the flavor of the gluten-free flour.
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