posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 04:51 PM
while I appreciate the effort here, the OP hasn't really given us anything... in fact, by my calculations, this meal would be MORE expensive than
buying a box of pasta and bottle of sauce.
I, due to my economic situation, often have to make frugal culinary decisions. One of the cheapest meals I can afford, and that will feed two or more
people, would be "Spaghetti with sauce".
At any supermarket, and at most times, one can purchase these items for no more than two dollars.
Sauce is, depending on the brand (store brands are often cheapest) not an expensive item.
Even the "Brand name" sauces will regularly be priced low or in a group discount (10 for $10 or 5 for $5 - which doesn't mean one has to buy all 5
or 10, but that the price is set as such.)
Just this past week I purchased a box of Pronce spaghetti and a bottle of sauce for under two dollars.
I, and I think you'd agree, would prefer to eat a "Real" pasta sauce as opposed to ketchup (fancy or not!)
It's my opinion that the OP was, as others have said, just trying to get a few flags stars (why people do that is beyond me, other than some
self-serving need for recognition... as meaningless as it is.)
In the age in which we live, it's not difficult to find inexpensive recipes or culinary ideas on the internet. I would suspect that, if someone were
so inclined, they would have run a search for just such a thing rather than having stumbled across a terrible and impractical "recipe" for
grotesquely cheap "Pasta" (in name ONLY).
Again, while I appreciate the "effort" it's ultimately meaningless and not at all very helpful.
It IS fun to see so many glad-handing back-patters championing such an asinine post.
Potatoes, Rices, Beans
Traditionally cheap staples.
Nothing new about that.