posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 08:05 AM
A bag of chicken leg quarters costs between $7 - $10 for a 10 pound bag and you get around 8-10 pieces. Shop sales papers and you can get
inexpensive sirloin that you can cut up and use for stew meat. We got two big ones at Sam's club for $2.98 a pound, and I cut them up to get enough
for 6 pots of beef stew. The only other ingredients in that are flour, onion, garlic, salt and water. Some A1, if you want, for extra flavor.
I cook for four of us and on Thursday, I cooked up a large pot of chicken noodle soup that we ate for 2 days, still with some left over, and it took 3
chicken leg quarters, 4 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, some salt and some bow-tie noodles, .98 cents for the box. You
could use 2 potatoes instead of the noodles, which I do sometimes. The pot cost me probably less than $5.00 to make, and fed four people for two
Taking that same soup, you can strain the broth out, use a little to mix up a gravy to stir in with the soup contents that you strained out, put it in
a baking pan, cover it with a crust and bake it and you now have a big chicken pot pie.
I was on food stamps when I was younger and took that little bit that I got and it lasted a long time. Someone mentioned above, learn to cook and you
can eat like a king for cheap.
Even without food stamps, food prices are stupid high and we stretch every dollar that we can. We spent $53 at Food Lion yesterday. The price before
all the savings was $123. We got 12-packs of soda for $2 a piece (Coke products), a free turkey, .33 cent per can vegetables,( limit of 12, so we're
going back today to get 12 more), and some other really good deals.