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How do you make YOUR cheap quick meals?
January 17, 2009
10:05 pm
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I bought Spam for the first time. I heated it on the pan, toasted wheat bread and it was really nice, just like that! It could have been more tasty if I put something else but then it wouldnt be as easy to make although I can manage to add one more step to it. What should it be?

So what do you guys do for quick cheap meals in this tough economy? I could use some ideas.

(Yea, this is not related to the Dalai Lamas. How could that be? I dont know)

What else. I got frozen burritos - those are pretty cheap. $3.00 for 6 or 8. Two make a meal and they're yummy too. Yea they are, to me!

OMG and Frozen Tamales, shit. Now I have go warm two up to drink with hot chocolate milk. Mmm. What its not healthy? Its alright, I'm ok.

So yea, share your ideas on cheap, quick, easy to make meals.

January 17, 2009
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I started working out too. Its just been 2 weeks. I'm making a target of 90 days. If I can workout for 90 days, that will be a big deal for me.

Working out and eating these possibly-not-ideal meals, yea, whatever. I'm happy just to be working out.

January 18, 2009
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have you tried the Tyson chicken patties, they are good!! you get about 10 or 12 for $6.00 or so, they are quick and easy to make, and yummy.

I also like some of the Dinty Moore pre made meals say $3.00 each, but they are quick filling and yummy.

You could always just pick up some "bulk" chicken, chicken is always good.

good luck on your 90 days!! and I eat pretty much what I want, doing Weight Watchers, all about portion control, so i can have my pizza too!! and I am losing weight.

Go get 'em Guest!!

January 18, 2009
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My grandmother made us beans on toast a lot when we were kids. I still have it sometimes today. Cook up a can of beans and dump it on toast...filling, and nice in the winter.

January 18, 2009
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Stoffers makes a great frozen Fettucine Alfredo. I just heat that up and add either chicken or my favorite - I saute some shrimp in butter and mix it in. I make some garlic bread to go with it and Viola!

January 18, 2009
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What do you do with those chicken patties? I might get them next time. $3/ meal is still a little too much for me. I'm wonderng if I can do 1-2 but I'll try those out, the "Dinty Moore" stuff. Is it in Walmart? Whats bulk chicken? Today I cooked some chicken, it was alright, not bad. Nothing like the real thing but it was edible. It comes out to be less than $2 a meal so its good. Although I dont cook like that often because its a hassle. I have my "easy" stuff to fall back on like Ramen, or Tuna or Spam sandwiches etc.

SpecialK, thanks. What kinda beans? The maroon ones?

Hepburn, thanks, I'll look for it next time. I think it costs more than I want though, I'm looking for something less than $2/meal. Is it like that?

January 19, 2009
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"The maroon ones?" HAHAHA. For some reason that cracked me up! You sound like such a guy! That would be Kidney Beans.

Hmmm, $2 a meal? I don't think I've ever made a meal for $2. Maybe a peanut butter sandwich. So I'll keep checking in......

January 19, 2009
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Oh dear! That wasn't guest! It was you Camer! SORRY! I'm sitting here laughing.....It did sound like something a guy would say tho, don't you think? Geez, I'm so embarassed!

January 19, 2009
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Ok, I think I'm losing my mind.....It was guest who wrote that......Now, I have to apologize to you guest, because I wasn't trying to slam men or anything. I happen to love and like men very much. Ok, I'm going to just shut up now!

January 19, 2009
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Yes it was me :D, you got it. I know I'm a little 'bean' challenged. I know pinto beans are the black ones.

January 19, 2009
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Those $2/meal sure dont taste that good, thats for sure! But they're still alright. I'm trying to go lower.

There was that $1/day meal family (link) that tried it for 30 days but the guy lost some weight.

I dont know what they're doing nowadays but they came on national TV.

January 19, 2009
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Guest: Pinto beans aren't black, black beans are black!

Geez louise, where you bean edumacated 'bout beans?

sd

January 19, 2009
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lol "bean". There, the only thing I knew about beans has also been proven wrong. :.( Clearly I have a long way to go.

January 19, 2009
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Ok, well, I can think of worst things then being bean challenged. LOL

Yeah, I BET the guy lost some weight!!! So is that anything like doing Europe for a $1 a day?!

January 19, 2009
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I tend to eat pretty health conscious foods for the most part but occasionally like to indulge in some of the cheap fatty or processed crap.

For one:

Broil cheese to a light brown(processed being my taste preference having a bit more tang to it) offset by a high fibre whole grain non flour bread with maybe some thin veggie wiener slices on the cheese as a topping. Pretty easy, pretty tasty/filling & pretty cheap.

I'd say about 66 cents a slice (cdn)
So, less than $2 for yahl.
...Mmm-mm!

January 19, 2009
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$2 foor two thick slabs is what I meant.

Enough to fill the void & enable you to still crank out a mice firm healthy log to help maintain that colon health

A clean colon (as crude as it may sound) is key to a healthy life.

January 19, 2009
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Oops, another typo:

Meant to say, "$2 for two slabs..." and "...nice firm healthy..."

January 19, 2009
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Oops, another typo:

Meant to say, "$2 for two slabs..." and "...nice firm healthy..."

January 19, 2009
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oh, man...where to go from here?

January 19, 2009
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Kinda off the meal thing but, if you enjoy Irish cream in your coffee or something occasionally:

$1.75 worth of Soy milk(preferably organic)

$5 worth of grain alcohol(neutral taste) half of a half micky(Canadian slang for pocket sized bottle) - approx 6oz)

A dash of both vanilla & cocoa with a tablespoon of malt powder.

Sweeten with 3/4 cup of Xylo sweetener(naturally derived from corn)
Alternately "Stevia"(Derived from the Stevia bush native to Paraguay) available in moat any health food store as an all natural supplment.
Approx 300 times sweeter than sugar so, consequently is measured by the pinch.

Infinitely, better for you than processed sugar. Xylo - corn sweetener has a a clean sweet finish as opposed to Stevia which leaves a slight aftertaste on it's own. Fine when mixed with other ingredients.

Whip or Shake well & "voila" a 26 ouncer of smooth, mild Irish cream as a compliment to an after dinner cup of coffee, tea or even cocoa.

And all for a fraction of the price you'd pay at the liquor store a about $8 & change.

Not something you'd get drunk on,

January 19, 2009
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G_,

You sure know how to rally back the codie maternal instincts in all us ladies here! Have you ever thought of getting a Foreman grill? Steaks cooked in 7 minutes. Frozen, microwavable veggies.

There are tons of recipe sites - online. I have gotten some great ones from googling.

January 19, 2009
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Mary!!! Thanks for giving me the belly laugh for the week!

This thread is just too funny.

January 19, 2009
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(((Hepburn)))

I'm giggling again. Oh, my. Well, G, here's what I was thinking as I was trying to get to sleep, don't go for "convenience foods" because you end up paying for packaging, tons of additives, AND you often don't get your needed fiber, which as CraigCo pointed out, IS very important.

Instead, get in that grocery store and then in the kitchen on the weekends! Buy rice, potatoes, bread, beans - red, black, brown, those white round ones (kidney, black, pinto, garbanzo/chick peas), whole wheat pasta, lean ground beef in bulk, chicken thighs or drumsticks (skin them yourself), eggs, cheese, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, peanut butter, jam, and fresh fruits and veggies in season. Spend some time in the grocery store (you might meet a cutie - open with, "Do you know where the red beans are?") and buy what's on sale and in season.

On the weekends, or whenever you have time, fix a pot of chili, spaghetti with meat sauce, rice with beans or chicken, hamburger patties, etc. (go online for some basic recipes) and freeze individual portions. Yes, you'll need CONTAINERS that can go from freezer to refrigerator to microwave. Throughout the week, you can have your inexpensive, healthy, and delicious meals such as a big baked potato with chili and cheese or a chicken rice casserole (chicken, rice, a can of creamed soup all go in the oven in one dish under foil), a cheeseburger on wheat bread. You can have breakfast for dinner sometimes - whip up an omlette - not hard. I prefer fresh fruit and veggies over frozen. If you look at the ads and buy on sale, it can be done. Frozen peas and corn are okay. Oh, and you can experiment with spices a little to make your dishes more interesting. Onions, carrots, peppers, leafy greens of all sorts can be added to soups, sauces, casseroles.

You'll start to feel better when you eat mostly natural and homecooked foods. Spam? Honey, please.

Mary

January 19, 2009
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I meant, "Do you know where the maroon beans are?" - shows you may be bean-challenged but NOT color-challenged. Personally, I'd rather have a guy who knows his colors. Good for, "Oh, baby, you look hot in that maroon dress." Much better than, "Oh, baby, you look like a giant kidney bean in that dress."

January 19, 2009
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Guest (Jesus, these threads go so FAST!)...regular old canned pork & beans. Bush's makes them in flavors (bacon, brown sugar, etc.) and I know Stop & Shop has a knockoff of Bush's that comes in I believe the same flavors.

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