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Old 03-10-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Spin on $40 a Day Meals

Spend $5! I dare you!!! Any ideas??

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Old 03-10-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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Take me to BurgerKing for breakfast lunch and dinner.
I'll order of the dollar menu and still have $2.oo left at the end of the day.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:52 PM   #3
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Breakfast:
Fresh Fruit
Oatmeal (the real stuff, not the kind in packets)
Coffee with a splash of milk


Lunch Sandwich:
Tortilla
Fried egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced tomato
hot sauce
1/4 c. shredded jack cheese
Water to drink

Dinner:Italian
1/4 lb pasta, cooked
1/4 lb. ground beef, cooked & seasoned
sauce made from: 1 small can tomato paste, 2 roma tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, roasted & 2 basil leaves, minced
1/3 head of lettuce for salad with 1/3 cuke, sliced & 1 roma sliced. Dressing is 1 Tbsp. balsamic & 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
Water to drink
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:04 PM   #4
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Lunch Sandwich:
Tortilla
Fried egg
lettuce
1/2 sliced tomato
hot sauce
1/4 c. shredded jack cheese
Water to drink
That lettuce part is the only issue I have with that post!

Sorry, just one of those food hangup things! Everything else sounded great!

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Old 03-10-2006, 11:06 PM   #5
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How about some chipotle mayo instead?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:48 PM   #6
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Ahhh the college years. I remember them...I'd say well, but the food was anything but.

$5 a day? Hah! Amateurs! I can live off 20 cents a day!

Breakfast: Breakfast pastry and coffee from the waiting area of the car dealership down the street, set out for people waiting on auto repairs. Cost: Nothing

Lunch: Chile beef ramen and a glass of water. Cost: 10 cents

Mid afternoon snack: Take the Marlboro plant tour. Obtain a free carton of cigarettes at the end of the tour. Sell to some smoker right outside the plant for 15 bucks. Spend $5 on a value meal from McDonald's. Net gain: $10.

Dinner: Creamy chicken ramen washed down with $10 worth of beer. Cost: $10.10

Total cost at end of day: 20 cents.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:51 PM   #7
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fettucine alfredo
pasta w/ marinara sauce
casseroles
cereal!
eggs, toast, milk & fruit
wings
a burger & fries
chili w/ beans
lentil soup, split pea soup, bean soup, potato soup, veggie-beef soup.....
a tuna noodle casserole
a small roast chicken & baked tater w/ a veggie & rice
stuffed pork chop w/ a veggie
stir-fry
minute steaks, potato or rice, veggie, fruit
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:18 AM   #8
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Ok.... for ME......
have coffee for breakfast (good to see you LUVS!!!!)
For lunch goto Taco Bell
Get 2 SPICY Chicken Burritos
Eat ONE of the burritos for lunch with a blob of homemade salsa and a cup of coffee
Dinner.... the other burrito. With 1/4 bag of mixed (chinese) vegi's. 2 shots of watermelon vodka with cubes and water.

Approx Cost PER SERVING: $4.00
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:17 AM   #9
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Ahhh the college years. I remember them...I'd say well, but the food was anything but.

$5 a day? Hah! Amateurs! I can live off 20 cents a day!

Breakfast: Breakfast pastry and coffee from the waiting area of the car dealership down the street, set out for people waiting on auto repairs. Cost: Nothing

Lunch: Chile beef ramen and a glass of water. Cost: 10 cents

Mid afternoon snack: Take the Marlboro plant tour. Obtain a free carton of cigarettes at the end of the tour. Sell to some smoker right outside the plant for 15 bucks. Spend $5 on a value meal from McDonald's. Net gain: $10.

Dinner: Creamy chicken ramen washed down with $10 worth of beer. Cost: $10.10

Total cost at end of day: 20 cents.
I like this plan!!! Although, I'm not much of a beer drinker so I'd make a profit and get fed for the day. Ha!
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:26 AM   #10
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Del Taco. I can eat like a king with $5.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:42 AM   #11
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Ahhh the college years. I remember them...I'd say well, but the food was anything but.

$5 a day? Hah! Amateurs! I can live off 20 cents a day!

Breakfast: Breakfast pastry and coffee from the waiting area of the car dealership down the street, set out for people waiting on auto repairs. Cost: Nothing

Lunch: Chile beef ramen and a glass of water. Cost: 10 cents

Mid afternoon snack: Take the Marlboro plant tour. Obtain a free carton of cigarettes at the end of the tour. Sell to some smoker right outside the plant for 15 bucks. Spend $5 on a value meal from McDonald's. Net gain: $10.

Dinner: Creamy chicken ramen washed down with $10 worth of beer. Cost: $10.10

Total cost at end of day: 20 cents.
Oooh well done
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:53 AM   #12
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gas station:
breakfast: sweetbun and coffee (complimentary w/ traveler refill cup) $1
chinese take out
lunch : bowl brown rice, order sauteed bok choi, sauces (comp), tea (comp) fortune cookie (comp) $2
gas station again
dinner: super dog with chili and cheese, chips, (more free coffee) $2
tada!

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Old 04-04-2006, 07:57 AM   #13
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Ahhh the college years. I remember them...I'd say well, but the food was anything but.

$5 a day? Hah! Amateurs! I can live off 20 cents a day!

Breakfast: Breakfast pastry and coffee from the waiting area of the car dealership down the street, set out for people waiting on auto repairs. Cost: Nothing

Lunch: Chile beef ramen and a glass of water. Cost: 10 cents

Mid afternoon snack: Take the Marlboro plant tour. Obtain a free carton of cigarettes at the end of the tour. Sell to some smoker right outside the plant for 15 bucks. Spend $5 on a value meal from McDonald's. Net gain: $10.

Dinner: Creamy chicken ramen washed down with $10 worth of beer. Cost: $10.10

Total cost at end of day: 20 cents.
Wow! You're good! And that's alot of food in one day!
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:23 PM   #14
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Heh, what can I say. When your base tuition is over 37 thousand dollars a year and you live in an expensive city, you learn a couple of tricks along the way :P
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:28 PM   #15
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I always thought that if times got really tough and I was struggling, I could always live off ramen noodles.
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