What is your favorite (yum-yum-yum) family meal, that serves at least 4, that is $5 or less (includes everything)? My cousin had a "cookbook" of sorts that she made of these and I would love to start one too.
Well Deemom had some really good ones, it seems to get harder to make meals for $5 or less these days! Here are some I thought of:
chicken tenders- I dip them in milk, then in some flour seasoned with salt,pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Pan fry them.
Breakfast for dinner: whatever I have on hand, pancakes with eggs & bacon, french toast, sausage gravy & biscuits, etc...
Chicken Alfredo pasta: sometimes I buy the Chicken Fettucini helper when it's bogo, then it's only about $1 a box
Hot Dogs and Mac and cheese ($2.50)
Chef Salad (Head of iceberg for $1, 1/2 block of cheese $1, cut-up lunch meat, $1, carrots $1, cucumber 50 cents)
Veggie Stir fry over rice (2 bags of Birdseye steamfresh Frozen asian veggies bought for $1 each after coupon, teriyaki and soy sauce (less than $1.00 each, red pepper flakes, steamed rice-50 cents)
we do burgers(1lb for 1.99 on sale) with a box of rice a roni(.88 on sale)
we also do alot of the above..
french bread pizza-1/2 can sauce(.49) i bag pizza cheese(1.98) leftovers from fidge so we use up veggies and meats that are left over so two long french bread pizza's(i slice to make two) cost well under $5 bucks.
I forgot about porks and beans mixed with cut up hot dogs and heated through.
There are lots of frugal things you can do with mac and cheese. You can add a can of cream of mushroom soup, tuna, and peas. You can add a can of creamed corn and heat through. You can add some pizza sauce and cut up pepperoni.
Pizzas made on English Muffins.