CHEAP AND FAST MEALS!!

Brittany - posted on 01/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am a single mother to three children... The oldest is very picky, my middle child is a VERy healthy eater and eats a lot most of the time. But most of the meals I cook take a long time, and frankly the eldest wont eat most of them... So I need Cheap cuase it's just me doing this, and fast cause... well... it's just me!! :)

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Lisa - posted on 01/15/2009

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I buy a whole roaster chicken and bake it on Sunday's. We have it as our Sunday dinner. Depending on the amount of left over's, I make 2 more meals off of. I either make chicken salad for sandwiches (soup & sandwich night), make chicken tortilla soup, chicken ceasar wraps, chicken & dumplings or casserole, chicken tacos, I've even sauteed some left overs in teriyaki sauce and added frozen vegetables, ramen noodles and frozen spring rolls for a chinese dinner. My niece was picky also, I let her help prepare the meals and she began trying a lot of different things.....and liked them. Same thing with hamburger and beef roasts....buy and cook a large amonut on the weekend. Roasts can be turned into many different things during the week and the hamburger can be frozen for quick dinners later on.

Mandi - posted on 01/15/2009

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Ingredients and Directions

1 Chicken

1 pk Doritos (nacho cheese flavor

1 cn Corn (whole kernel)

Cheese (grated; to taste) 1 sm Onion (diced)

1 cn Cream of chicken soup

1 cn Cream of mushroom soup

1 c Milk

1 cn Ro-tel tomatoes

Boil and debone chicken. Layer chicken, Doritos, cheese, onion, and corn in casserole dish. Mix chicken soup, mushroom soup, milk and tomatoes. Pour over casserole. Top with cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

My daughter loves this!

Sheri - posted on 01/10/2009

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Get your kids in the kitchen. I found if they make, it they eat it. Teach them good habits and your way of doing things and creates a sense of accomplishment. They will pick this up very young. My kids 10 & 12 cook with me or do some part of the meal almost every day. They are able to do the entire meal if they want. Also, each has at least one "specialty" which they can take to family functions and people rave over. They can be simple one dish meals.

Lauren - posted on 01/09/2009

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Here is a favorite in our family.



Sweet and Sour Chicken

4 - 6 boneless chicken breast

1 packet lipton onion soup

1 bottle Catalina or red French Dressing (I use Ken's light)

1 jar apricot preserves (I use Polaner)



Preheat oven to 350.



Place chicken in baking dish.



Mix all other ingredients and pour over chicken.



Bake 50 - 60 minutes.



Serve over rice.

Elayne - posted on 01/06/2009

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A sweet potato with a slice of american or cheddar cheese will be a great snack for your middle child! It takes 8 minutes to nuke a large potato and then all you have to do is rip off the skin and mix it up with a slice of cheese. The cheese will melt on the potato. It's delicious! I lived on these kinds of snacks growing up

Tanya - posted on 01/06/2009

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Here is a cheap fast meal for you. Make Mac and Cheese 1 or 2 boxes depends on how much they eat. After it is made add 1 can of corn, one can of tuna, and 1 can of mushroom, cook till it is warm. People have also to add peas I just have yet to do that.

Terri - posted on 01/06/2009

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http://www.recipezaar.com/



Another great website, I was recently layed off so have been searching the web for inexpensive meal plans and have found them here. I usually adjust any recipe I find to my taste and so far I have had nothing but compliments on anything I have cooked.

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