Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
I'm from Edmonton where out of season fresh vegies are super expensive. Here is a traditional Dutch recipe we ate once a week when I was growing up:
5-6 big potatoes peeled and chopped
5-6 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
Boil together until vegies are tender. Remove sausage. Mash vegies with hot milk and a bit of margarine. Serve with sausage.
omit sausage. Mix 1lb ground beef with some bread crumbs, steak spice, egg, and worchestershire sauce. Make into 6 big meatballs. Brown meatballs. Add 1 cup water and one package gravy mix. Simmer until meatballs are done and serve over mashed vegies.
This can also be made by boiling the potatoes with kale instead of carrots. Super yummy, very healthy, and cheap!