whats in your tummy?

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whats in your tummy?
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Sun, 01-31-2010 - 6:06pm
I want to get some inexpensive dinner ideas. I am trying to cut back on my grocery bill.  What do you eat for dinner that is not expensive?
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Registered: 02-21-2006
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 10:06pm

meatless anything.

beans and ham with cornbread
french toast for dinner, or any breakfast for dinner
chicken and dumplings (i found pre rolled dumpling strips in the frozen section, cheap, quick, easy)
pasta only, or with veggie sides
tacos
speg
veggie wraps with peanut sauce, or with chicken, hm sauce is quick, easy, cheap
indian sauce (jelfrezi, tikka masala, korma) with rice. i do add chicken and prefer to add some veggies but if you buy the sauce and then add coconut milk it is less expensive, goes further, cuts spices if it isn't already mild and really fills the kids up.

just a few. i am just getting my kitchen life revived a bit these days so....

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Sher



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 2:18pm

You know the best thing I have done to cut my food budget was to follow some blogs about couponing. Doing the coupon game and then planning my menu around what I have gotten.

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Registered: 02-21-2006
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 3:58pm
i got to add that i don't coupon well in any shape or form but i found making a price sheet helpful to get the best prices at a few different stores. More than any other one thing, just planning, taking the time to make a menu and then stick to it cut our cost more than anything. cut down on take out, impromptu. Even if the menu includes $10 worth of good frozen pizzas, that is more than 6 $ on homemade (i.e. more work) but way less than $40 for delivery, yk? oh, also, i once figured out i could feed the family hot breakfast for a week on $40 or got to ihop for one family breakfast for the same $40. good incentive to keep the kitchen life alive. :) sure helps me wast less.
hugs
Sher



Go with the flow of good chaos

having a baby

"When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."-Helen Keller
hugs
Sher



Go with the flow of good chaos


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Registered: 05-14-2003
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 4:37pm

I find dishes where you can use smaller amounts of meat or where you can omit the meat completely are the most inexpensive


Stews, soups, stirfry, fried rices, chili, pasta dishes, casseroles

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