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Old 04-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #31
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Cheap meals..

boiled cabbage dinners.. season with ham or sausage, corned beef etc. Toss in a few potatoes..

grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches..
grilled cheese with soup
hamburger gravy on toast
chipped beef gravy on toast.
fried potatoes, onions -- I can make a meal of that. for an option stir in some diced ham and when its about done scramble a couple of eggs in with it... yummy

buy roasts of any type or ham when its on sale. Roast them, slice and portion out. Freeze the portions, use as you desire. A lot of meat for little money.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:48 AM   #32
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Cheap meals..

boiled cabbage dinners.. season with ham or sausage, corned beef etc. Toss in a few potatoes..

grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches..
grilled cheese with soup
hamburger gravy on toast
chipped beef gravy on toast.
fried potatoes, onions -- I can make a meal of that. for an option stir in some diced ham and when its about done scramble a couple of eggs in with it... yummy

buy roasts of any type or ham when its on sale. Roast them, slice and portion out. Freeze the portions, use as you desire. A lot of meat for little money.
That sounds a good and affordable meal!

I can go all day with vegetable salad or mashed potato... :D
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #33
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Aside from that, I can suggest also baby marrows .. :)
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #34
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what are baby marrows? not familiar with what they are and what to do with em.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #35
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never mind, found on google. squash
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:40 PM   #36
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Kitchenangel, your dish sounds so good and welcome to DC. I love tofu, but rarely make it because I lack the experience of working with it enough to know what to serve with it. I can imagine fresh fruit, rice, or stir fried veggies, but would want a sure-fire hit. What do you make to go along with your tofu?

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Old 08-08-2010, 09:34 PM   #37
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Ham and pea soup

Buy a cheap hock joint as butchers sell them cheap. Soak overnight to rid much of the saltpetre, rinse and make stock with. Adding a couple of bay leaves, an onion or two studded with about 4 cloves each, bring to the boil, skim and simmer until the broth is fragrant and reduced by nearly half. Open 2 cans mushy peas, add to the ham stock and there you will have a cheap, nutritious meal for very little cash outlay. Do not adjust seasoning til the end. The soup will probably not need any salt at all, but freshly ground black pepper is perfect.

Substitute the peas for lentils. Again, very cheap and tasty.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:51 AM   #38
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I recently found a 10 lb bag of chicken leg quarters for $4.70! I cooked up 4 in a saute pan with (homeade) bbq sauce, then cooked the rest of the quarters in a crockpot. Then I made chicken and dumplings with some more of them, and then chicken enchiladas with the rest. That's quite a few meals from < $5 worth of chicken! Especially considering that each meal had leftovers.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:20 AM   #39
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Folks, she is vegetarian.
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Folks, she is vegetarian.
True, so maybe the thread title should be "Cheap Vegetarian Meals" right?
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