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Old 02-24-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The World
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Canned Chili is good?


It's not bad.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:24 PM
 
Location: The World
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IGA has chicken leg quarters on sale this week, 10lbs for $3.80, so...

Chicken Leg Quarters - $4
Dozen Eggs - $1 (Dollar General)
Loaf of Store Brand Bread - $1
Small Bag of Rice - $1
3 Cans of Veggies - $1.50 (Food Lion)
Several Packs of Ramen Noodles - $1.50

It certainly isn't ideal but could work during a tough week if necessary. A 10lb bag of chicken leg quarters would be more than enough to last me for a week...bake with seasonings, eat with canned veggies and rice with the drippings poured on top. Boil chicken and shred, then eat on bread for a sandwich. A couple of scrambled eggs for breakfast, or an egg sandwich. Eggs with runny yolk over a small portion of rice. Make ramen noodles, drain off liquid, pan-fry with a little chicken and veggies for a "stir-fry."

ETA: Also, fried rice with chicken and veggies, or chicken and rice soup!

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Old 02-24-2017, 08:40 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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One pound carrots $1
One package chicken dogs $1 to $1.19
bananas $1.50
Cabbage $2
Peanut Butter $2
Sliced French Bread $1.50
2 liter Cheerwine $1
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Canned Chili is good?
I am not a chili snob, so we do eat it. It is not as good as home made, but it is a convenience & cheap food to keep on hand.

One can for the two of us is a lunch, at a buck a can. Or over rice it can be a dinner. This thread is about cheap meal ideas, not gourmet cooking.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:25 AM
 
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Canned Chili is good?
My home canned chili is.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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As much beans and rice as I could buy, and a little hot sauce for seasoning (cheaper than salsa). Refried beans and flour tortillas are easy to make. Rice with beans. Biscuits, pancakes, bread. A home garden and I would be golden.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: 76102
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18 pk eggs
leg quarters
cauliflower
butter
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Old 03-03-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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This could be a fun game,

but I'd include SOME MEAT, like on sale chicken, lean ground beef or something, you need some protein as well as carbs.

I'll have to check the sales paper tomorrow and get back to you.

ANd a homemade soup is good, but I don't want to eat soup all week, every week.

There's a lot of protein in the lentils and the pinto beans - you don't have to get protein from meat alone. Other good sources - eggs, milk, peanut butter.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I would make chicken & dumplings the first night. The second night add orzos or pastina for a chicken soup. Use leftover chicken for chicken salad assuming I had mayo & leftover celery from the soup for a lunch or two. Escarole & cannellini one night. So I have 4, maybe 5 nights of food, maybe a few lunches and nothing for breakfast. :-(




Chicken $4.00
Celery $1.29
Orzos $1.69
Cannellini $1.39
Pasta w/ Evoo $1.29
$9.66


I would never been able to make it for a week on $10 unless I already had coffee, cream, butter & olive oil in the pantry.


This is exactly why so many poor people have weight issues. It's hard to eat healthy when you don't have a lot of money to buy fruits, vegetables & meat.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Let's say you could only spend $10 on food for the entire week, what would you get?
You are only feeding yourself and have spices, condiments, oil, sweeteners, coffee, tea, water and dry baking ingredients on hand.
What's your shopping list?

Those prices you shared would never be that low where I live.

Cheapest I'd buy for the week:

1/2 gal milk $2
1 doz egg $2.50
1 bag of brown rice $1.69
1 bag of Black Beans $1
A bunch of Bananas $1.50
Oats in bulk enough for breakfast $2
couple cans of tuna $2
a head of red leaf lettuce $2
1 bag carrots (whole) $1.50

I'd make homemade GF bread for...tuna sandwich and fried egg sandwich

also have:
tuna salad over lettuce
carrots
rice, beans
oats/fresh banana for breakfast

I'd also need some hot tea/coffee each day.

I hope you don't have to spend $10 for long, that is a tough budget.
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