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Old 01-08-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Grocery Shopping help?

I have to go to the store, but don't have much money. Whatever I spend will be taken out of bill money. I just need to get by for a week. I have a few ideas, but wanted to see what you ladies would suggest. I have the staples like milk and eggs and we're meat eaters. I can make do for me and the kids, but on the few nights that DH is home he will want a good meal.


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Old 01-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Have you checked out the HillBilly Housewife site? She lists emergency menus for $45 and $70. They are for a week and feed a family of 4-6. I have had some of her recipes and they are tasty.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Uhm, does your DH not know that you're broke? Lol. Just had to say that, but in any case, I have some yummy cheap recipes, and think CASEROLES!
We eat veggie at our house but I'm sure you can add some meat to any of these.

Tater tot caserole

1 bag tator tots
1 bag cheese
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 bag frozen broccole (you can cook it first if you want)

Spray your caserole dish with non-stick spray, mix everything but cheese together, then sprinkle cheese on top, cook for 30-40 minutes on 350 degrees and yummy!!

Broccoli and rice caserole

1 bag broccoli
3 cups rice
1 bag cheese
1 med. onion, diced
2 cans cream of muchroom soup

Cook broccoli and onion together, also meanwhile cook your rice. Then mix everything but the cheese togehter, srpinkle cheese on top, and cook for 20-30 minutes on 350 degrees.

I just kinda typed out the gist of the instructions, lol.

Also, if you go to the campbells andkraft websites, they have good recipes. THere's always the chicken and rice with cream of mushroom soup.

Taco's are cheap to make!

So are sandwiches!

Pancakes for breakfast!

Spaghetti night!

Lol. Just use your imagination and you'll find lots of good stuff!
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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Hamburger helper, corn bread, and a veggie for dinner? I know ground meat isn't too expensive and can be used for several meals like tacos, hamburgers, a hamburger helper, and meat sauce for spaghetti. You can usually buy a 3 lb package and seperate it into 1 lb bags and freeze. Beans and rice are cheap, filling and easy to make. Good luck, we are doing the same right now, but trying to stretch for 2 weeks. HTH some.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
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spaghetti is cheap and a good meal in my opinion!
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Look at the $5 meal thread up in the stickies. I spent $61.66 at the grocery store last week. I got stuff to make 12 (yes TWELVE) dinners and cereal, popcorn, milk, crackers, and a few other things besides.
We are doing $5 meals all month because we are taking the kids on vacation next month and I'm trying to save a bit of cash where I can.
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You could buy a box of bisquick and make lots of stuff.

Plain bisquits for breakfast
REg pizza
Pizza with fruit on it

lots of stuff.
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