It costs a lot to feed a family. Bear and I are celebrating consumer awareness week and here are 5 easy meals, for under $10 a piece..this would make your grocery bill a little smaller....
Buy Zatarains or Tony Chachere's rice for around $1.50 for the box. Buy some Emeril’s or other brand Cajun sausage sold at our stores for around $5. You could also save and buy chicken when it is on sale for $2 a pound for boneless/skinless. Add some frozen garlic bread for a $1 and some canned corn for 50 cents. You can also add a bagged salad for $2. Both options stay under $10.
This is perhaps the cheapest and most loved meal in my family. It is also the quickest. Buy a large can of refried beans-$1.50, tortillas for $1 and grated cheese for $2. You can also add some precooked fajita chicken for $5 or cook your own for about $3 for a pound of chicken and seasoning. Add a salad and boxed Mexican rice and still stay under $10.
Easy and cheap as well. Noodles are always under a $1 although you can opt for whole wheat pasta for a little more. Jar sauces range from $1 to $4 and taste just as good. Also, can add a pound of ground meet for $3. Add some canned green beans and peaches for under $1.50-there is another $10 meal.
My mom made this on cold nights. It was super fast since she worked and very cheap. Cook ground beef ($2.50) and mix with Williams Chili Seasoning (.50). Mix into a pan with four cans of Bushs Chili Hot Beans ($2) and four cans of tomato sauce($2). Let simmer for 20 minutes. Add some cheese and crackers to make up the $10 or my husband likes his with rice. All garnishments will still keep it under $10.
5. Sloppy Joes
Buy some ground meat (turkey or beef). Combine sloppy joe mix and one can of tomato paste (.33). Add buns for $1. Include some grapes, peaches in a cup or other fruit for under $2. Add some fries or tator tots heated in the oven for $2.
I got this from searchwarp.com