posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 04:15 AM
For yer meat - chicken and pork - no beef
Starches - rice by the 20lb bag.
and/or a box of instant mash potatoes
Skim milk and the cheap block of cheese for your dairy.
veggies - find the frozen variety most cost effective. Just use what you want and no waste. I've tried what is in season, but ended up tossing some
Pasta dishes are also dirt cheap. 1lb of ground pork 2.70 - 1lb box of noodles 1 buck. 1 jar/can of sauce 1 buck. loaf of french or italian bread -
1.69. All under 7 bucks for a dish for 4 easy...with left overs.
Frozen chicken breasts - 2 bucks per lb. A bag of frozen chicken breast meat will last most of the week.
Can make 50 bucks last all week for a family of 3 - just stay away from processed foods. Make most dishes from scratch...even my chicken satay is from
scratch. Can survive off of 35 a week (for the same family), but one has to live a little. Think the record was 20 a week for us all.. Average cost
per dish is 6 bucks for 3 people.
Another tip - Pre cook any veggies/potatoes in the microwave before cooking with them - cuts cooking time way down. Can do the same with meats, but
nuke the veggies/potatoes while you are browning the meat and you'll have a cheap dish within 30 mins.
...but then again, I like to live way below what my income can sustain.
Another tip - if you buy cheap beef, use your crockpot to cook the meat. Tip - Most ground beef can be substituted with ground pork or ground turkey
(haven't touched ground turkey since the salmonella outbreak months back - was stuck in the bathroom only to discover that the ground turkey I've
bought was tainted).
Good and cheap recipes at www.youtube.com...