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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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$20 Challenge

I've been watching a lot of frugal family cooking so I'm challenging myself to make my meals for $20 for this week coming up. Sunday to next Saturday.

It's just my wife and I so obviously easier than a family of 4.

I'm starting into the week with a big pot of broccoli soup.

Pancakes for breakfast or egg and hashbrown skillets.
A roast as the meat for the week
Beef soup to follow the broccoli

Looking for some other ideas these aren't set in stone. I think I can do all of this without shopping but I have to do a cost break down to come yet.

Anyone else is welcome to see how they can do

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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$20 per meal, per day, or per week?
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:54 PM   #3
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Cook up some pinto beans. Make tacos, beans and rice, add some cooked greens or a salad, bean soup, etc. Filling and cheap.

Cook a chicken. Make soup from the bones, chicken salad, chicken and veggie stir frys with rice.

Lentil soup and brown bread - again cheap and filling. You may be sick of soup by the end of the week...
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$20 per meal, per day, or per week?
My aim is a week we’ll see how I can do
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If you make a beef roast, don't waste the opportunity to make beef gravy, and if you have any bones, beef broth. Use some of the beef for a beef/carrot/onion/tomato/pepper filling, stuff it into potato dumplings or top it with mashed potatoes in a casserole.

Broccoli, the trees can be blanched or roasted, the broccoli stems are good raw or ground up and used in your soup. Personally, I like the taste of stems more than the taste of the trees.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:23 PM   #6
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If you make a beef roast, don't waste the opportunity to make beef gravy, and if you have any bones, beef broth. Use some of the beef for a beef/carrot/onion/tomato/pepper filling, stuff it into potato dumplings or top it with mashed potatoes in a casserole.

Broccoli, the trees can be blanched or roasted, the broccoli stems are good raw or ground up and used in your soup. Personally, I like the taste of stems more than the taste of the trees.
Mmm beef pot pie outa the gravy as a stew would be yummy with a homemade crust
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$20 for 2 people, 2 meals per day, times 7 days?

That's 71.4 cents per person per meal.

Good luck. It'll be interesting to see if you can pull it off.
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$20 for 2 people, 2 meals per day, times 7 days?

That's 71.4 cents per person per meal.

Good luck. It'll be interesting to see if you can pull it off.
Is that in Canadian money?
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:38 PM   #9
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Lol, you made me check my math.

2 people x 2 meals per day = 4 meals per day

4 meals x 7 days = 28 meals

$20 divided by 28 meals =.714 'merican.

Canada uses Monopoly money, so I'm not sure.
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$20 for 2 people, 2 meals per day, times 7 days?

That's 71.4 cents per person per meal.

Good luck. It'll be interesting to see if you can pull it off.
20-bucks for two people is very tough. I've seen videos on YouTube for 20-bucks a week for one, but not two people.

I wouldn't carve your menu in stone before going to the store. You'll need to take advantage of sale pricing.

Good luck!

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