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Old 10-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #51
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Re: Craziest "thrifty" meal you've ever made?

I make an 'inside out' mexican taco salad.

Refried beans microwaved with shredded cheese. Throw on top any of: chopped tomato, avocado, shredded lettuce, crumbled up tortilla chips (good way to get rid of the ends of the bag), sour cream, hot sauce, canned jalapenos, and/or black olives.

It is kinda like a 7 layer dip, but a big warm gooey mishmash.

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #52
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Not really "crazy" but pitifully cheap and pretty unhealthy...

Today for lunch I made the last of a package of $1 hotdogs , a package of ramen noodles, half a bag of slightly freezer-burnt green beans, and some apple-pear sauce on the side I had just canned today.

The apple-pear sauce is the only thing I would feed people if we'd had company over.

We're not so broke we couldn't have headed to the store or gone out to eat if we wanted to, but we're trying to not spend so much and I figured I'd try to use what we had.
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Didn't feel to good last night and DH is deployed so I was going to make can soup for the kids but I only had 1 can left so I added beef broth, a can of kidney beans and a can of garbanzo beans and made it for 3 kids. They loved it lol
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Sketti....jk!
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I just googled that because I had no idea what it was. YUCK!
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Well, do you want odd or pathetic? I can't say I have odd, but I have pathetic and once creative, off the cuff meal.

My most recent quick, thrifty meal was tomato basil soup and grilled cheese. My DH hates standard tomato soup, so I doctored it up with oregano, basil, pepper, garlic powder, onion, and a partial container of chunky tomato basil sauce. I tossed in some grated cheese we had left from a meal a couple of nights before. The tomato soup was given to me by my sister that volunteers for a food bank (they allow her to take food home) so that was free. I bake my own bread, so that made it even cheaper.

Now, for my most pathetic. One time we were super broke. I was down to bare bones pantry, basically just pasta and some random snack foods, with a few refrigerator staples. I made spaghetti with "garlic butter sauce"- basically melted the butter, added some spices, sprinkled on a little cheese. Not my finest moment, but it was better than nothing, right?
Thats not pathetic...its deliscious! And a traditional italian meatless meal to boot...Pasta aglio y olio! Some use evoo instead of butter..i do half and half.
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