Rice, Rice, Rice...You can get a huge bag that will last a long time. Add in just a little meat, veggies and a sauce, and make a variety of dishes.
You can really stretch meat and veggies this way, using only a little, to feed a lot.
Eggs...not just for breakfast, cheap protein...and cheap for a lot. Add biscuits or toast, grits, etc.
Spaghetti...make a big batch, eat off it for days.
Chicken...pound for pound, one of the cheapest meats, and you can do a lot with it.
Hamburger Helper....lots of different varieties here, and all you add is cheap ground beef.
2) Hamburger Helper Strogranoff. Cheap, directions are on the box.
My favorite flavor too!
Lipton Noodles....lots of varieties, about $1 each, and 2-4 servings as a good side dish (depending on appetite)
McCormick Marinades....add a lot of variety options to meats. You could have chicken every night, but with a different marinade, and it would be a
completely different dish. My fave is the Mesquite, with Chicken, and a side of the Lipton Chicken Noodles.
Pizza...especially store brand ones. WalMart has pretty good (and huge) pizzas cheap.
Chicken and Yellow Rice...easy to make, again, make a big batch, as the leftovers are great too.
Tacos...get a box kit, add a pound of ground beef (or 2 kits and 2 pounds for more), and you're set.
edit on 6-3-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)