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Old 12-03-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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Inexpensive menu ideas

I am on a tight budget this week for grocery shopping. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can make that is inexpensive but still healthy? I am definately making a vegetarian chili this week, but we do eat chicken, and pork, fish, and pasta. However fish is out of my budget this week. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 12-03-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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How about breakfast for dinner. Omletes, toast, some fried potatoes. That's all pretty economical.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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Dried beans or peas of all kinds make excellent soups. Rice is also a bargain.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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Using mudbug's examples you could make a beans and rice dish with chicken. Just my two cents. I'm a huge sucker for beans and rice!
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Dried beans, like pintos, cooked in the crockpot with an onion & whatever spices you like & if you can fit it in your budget, a ham hock or other cheap slice of ham or even some thin pork chops, you don't have to have the meat if it dosen't fit in the budget, is a great cheap meal served with cornbread or even saltines. We have this a good bit when $ is running low.
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For real mudbug. Cheap and delicious.

Red bean and rice; Black beans and cornbread; Butter beans sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob -- Foods of the gods!
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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Blackeyed peas over rice with hot buttered cornbread is one of my weaknesses!! I think I know what's for dinner now!!
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amber, you will not be eating cheap - you will be eating GOOOOOD!!
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:20 PM   #9
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if you want a cheap fish dish, try linguini with white clam sauce. a box of sketti, 2 cans of clams, 1/4 stick of butter, olive oil, half of a head of garlic, a cup of diced onion, and grated parmesan cheese is all you need. it's filling, and inexpensive.
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Old 12-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #10
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There should be some ideas for you under the misc section titles "meal challenge".
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