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Post by Lil Reads » 01 Jul 2018, 21:40

LaurenHaupt wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 20:33
Lil Reads wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 14:57
Leftover mix - combining different odds and ends in the fridge together. I've used leftover pasta, a mix of several different veggie sides, sometimes low sodium broth or soup, and some leftover meat to make an unique blend to my taste.

Breakfast for dinner is usually a good standby too. Some grocery stores have eggs on sale every few weeks and I get a carton or two if the date is far out enough. Scrambled eggs with seasoning and cheese are great for protein.
Just curious but what seasoning?
It can be anything - sometimes it is a prepared blend, e.g. Italian herbs, Mexican spices and sometimes it is a self made blend with whatever we have on hand, e.g. onion powder, paprika. The default is regular black pepper because we always have that. I stayed with my grandma once and when we made breakfast, she used Beau Monde - a Spice Island blend that contained celery, onion, salt, and other things.
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Post by LaurenHaupt » 01 Jul 2018, 23:13

Lil Reads wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 21:40
LaurenHaupt wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 20:33
Lil Reads wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 14:57
Leftover mix - combining different odds and ends in the fridge together. I've used leftover pasta, a mix of several different veggie sides, sometimes low sodium broth or soup, and some leftover meat to make an unique blend to my taste.

Breakfast for dinner is usually a good standby too. Some grocery stores have eggs on sale every few weeks and I get a carton or two if the date is far out enough. Scrambled eggs with seasoning and cheese are great for protein.
Just curious but what seasoning?
It can be anything - sometimes it is a prepared blend, e.g. Italian herbs, Mexican spices and sometimes it is a self made blend with whatever we have on hand, e.g. onion powder, paprika. The default is regular black pepper because we always have that. I stayed with my grandma once and when we made breakfast, she used Beau Monde - a Spice Island blend that contained celery, onion, salt, and other things.
Thank you. I'm going to try something like that. I always use milk,salt,pepper and cheese.
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Post by Lil Reads » 02 Jul 2018, 22:15

LaurenHaupt wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 23:13
Lil Reads wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 21:40
LaurenHaupt wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 20:33


Just curious but what seasoning?
It can be anything - sometimes it is a prepared blend, e.g. Italian herbs, Mexican spices and sometimes it is a self made blend with whatever we have on hand, e.g. onion powder, paprika. The default is regular black pepper because we always have that. I stayed with my grandma once and when we made breakfast, she used Beau Monde - a Spice Island blend that contained celery, onion, salt, and other things.
Thank you. I'm going to try something like that. I always use milk,salt,pepper and cheese.
You're welcome. If you douse a prepared blend though, check where salt is on the ingredient list - some blends are actually mainly salt!
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Post by SparklesonPages » 03 Jul 2018, 14:17

Soups are a cheap easy option. From scratch with just seasonings, potatoes, peas and carrots or corn and any leftover meat. It's quick, basic and still filling especially if you add a side of toast.

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Post by samical6 » 06 Jul 2018, 22:36

Broke food? Perfect. I had two eggs and hash browns last night. Cheap

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Post by Charlaigne » 22 Jul 2018, 21:35

Dal and rice (like beans and rice but easier to digest). Tasty and filling! No wheat! Win win. I can't eat wheat anymore, sadness. In college I used to eat Pot Noodle and ramen. Meat was usually sausages if I could afford it.

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Post by simplymica26 » 30 Jul 2018, 04:37

At those times, my companion are eggs and canned tuna. Cheaper but you can do a lot with those two. Poached eggs, fritters, tuna pancakes etc.

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Post by Klovesaranger » 30 Jul 2018, 13:49

I remember growing up if we were having a really bad week financially (which happened a lot), we would eat cooked macaroni with warm milk and pepper or just plain macaroni with ketchup. At the time I didn't realize it was because we were stretching the groceries, I just thought it was a fun treat. I can still eat it now because it reminds me of home or some strange reason.

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Post by juliamenez » 02 Aug 2018, 21:23

Something made of sweet potatoes. They are cheaper and more nutritious than most easy boxed options.

I also really like zucchini noodles, since I have a zoodle maker. A zucchini is only a few cents and turns into a bowl of healthy "noodles" quickly!

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Post by Hollyrobb42 » 03 Aug 2018, 08:01

Anything with pasta. Pesto pasta, mac and cheese, spaghetti bolognese. That or some soup!
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Post by klwoodford » 13 Aug 2018, 01:31

I feel this post in my soul. We've had to really budget in my household since my son was born. I've found that all things homemade are exponentially cheaper than anything prepackaged. I'll usually look for sales on meat (we eat a lot of ground beef, pork chops, and chicken) and I'll incorporate that into whatever we need. My favorite that yields the most leftovers are a taco bake. It's homemade seasoned pizza dough rolled out big enough to create a large calzone with taco meat, beans, and shredded cheese jammed inside. Total cost is probably close to 5-7 bucks for the whole shebang, but it feeds my fiance and me for 2-3 meals.

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Post by katiesquilts » 13 Aug 2018, 03:07

I definitely agree with everyone saying pasta, and we also eat sandwiches or just odds and ends to clean out whatever didn't get made into a meal but hasn't gone bad yet. We definitely cut down on snacking and going out to eat before money gets so tight that we can't go out and buy groceries, though.

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Post by k80godding » 13 Aug 2018, 11:21

I eat canned tuna all the time. I'll throw it on salads, mix in some greek yogurt, raisins, and chopped celery for a tuna salad sandwhich, toss with pasta and pesto. Canned tuna is the bomb. Super convenient and CHEAP. An underrated food option IMO. AND it's packed with protein and low in fat/carbs. It's a great healthy option.

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Post by AllyLaBar21 » 25 Aug 2018, 15:41

inno-117 wrote:
09 Jun 2018, 22:18
mine is macaroni, so fast to prepare.
Yes and chicken nuggets

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Post by AllyLaBar21 » 25 Aug 2018, 15:44

palilogy wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 22:15
Knorr pasta sides - they are so inexpensive and delicious or if I'm feeling nostalgic I find pizza lunchables on sale for a dollar. I do love the extra cheese. In college we would stock those in our fridge along with gogurts. Quick and easy meals.
I like to take pasta sides and add canned chicken and ya have a 10 minute meal

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