Help I need something quick and cheap other than hamberger helper!

User - posted on 05/20/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am in need of some help I am trying to save some $ on my meals and planning on future meals for my family as I work evenings and I try to have dinner somewhat prepared or finished. If any one has any tips or recipies let me know.



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Bertha

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Jessica - posted on 05/21/2009

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soup is great! what my mother does is two or three times a year she'll spead an entire day in the kicthen making 3-5 soups but she'll make enough for two or so weeks straight. of course we wouldnt have soup every day but she would store it in the freezer in sperate containers and since she would make such large amounts she would have to buy arge amounts of ingredients but if you look closely its cheaper to buy a gallon of stewwed tomatoes rather than 16 cans of the same thing so in the long run she was saving money and time

Kelly - posted on 05/21/2009

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I find having a bigger dinner on Sundays helps because you can left over dinner on Monday or Tuesday

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2009

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It's hard to try to expand what food you have to feed your family and avoid box meals. I usually cook and serve the meat part on its own, without sauces to cover up the flavor(although I know many kids do not like the texture of meat so they need something on it for variety) and then I also serve up rice for a filler. Salads go a long way in taking the edge off of hunger in the beginning of a meal too.
BTW, I cook my rice in the mini crock pot. It's easy to just pour it in, add water or broth and go away.

Jessica - posted on 05/21/2009

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My husband just found out that the cambells soup website has TONS of cheap and fast meals. Most of the ones we;ve tried are pretty yummy too.

Jennifer - posted on 05/21/2009

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Go to Kraftfoods.com...they have alot of really easy and inexpensive recipes, and you can sign up to get their magazine for free.

Bonnie - posted on 05/21/2009

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Check out the allrecipes.com and tasteofhome.com websites. They are free and are great resources to use in finding great recipes.

Vanessa - posted on 05/21/2009

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Im in the same boat and i usually do pasta or rissotto with veg and a ready made sauce or tuna mayo sweetcorn etc that only takes 10 mins to make and can me frozen or refridgerated. Baked potatoes are good as you can shove them in the oven while you get ready for work then an hour later its done you just add add cheese/beans/tuna/salad/whatever the family fancies. its all cheap ingredients and home cooked, experiment with what works for you guys. Hope this helps good luck.



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