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    Add stuff to the noodles.

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    I am sooo hungry!

    The cheapest way to get food is to get other people to buy it for you.
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    I buy fresh fruits and vegetables about 3 times a week, since they spoil easily. Pasta keeps for a long time and is also cheap. I've found that meat, although expensive per pound, is worth buying since it's highly nutritious. I usually buy meat that's on sale and cut it into small portions and freeze. I buy london broils twice a month and frozen salmon once a month. I get tuna, because it's also cheap(less than $1/pound) and a good addition to pasta recipes. I don't buy canned fruits(too expensive per pound) or frozen pizzas, dried foods, highly processed "tv" dinners. Even the cheaper frozen, microwaveable foods are more expensive that a decent steak. I grow food too, that might be an option if you have a yard and sunlight.
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    Taco Bell!

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    Maruchan ramen instant lunch is a good idea. On sale you can get them for about 30 cents each with tax included, so you can have one for lunch and one for dinner, and that'd only be 60 cents not counting the amount used to get/heat the water needed. Breakfast tends to be more expensive though, and most would say that a Maruchan Ramen Instant Lunch is not fitting for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    And he's right. I just finished eating my cup noodles about half an hour ago with the peas and carrots. Makes for an amazing meal plus it's cheap.
    lol, cheap is true :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeLogic View Post
    I buy fresh fruits and vegetables about 3 times a week, since they spoil easily. Pasta keeps for a long time and is also cheap. I've found that meat, although expensive per pound, is worth buying since it's highly nutritious. I usually buy meat that's on sale and cut it into small portions and freeze. I buy london broils twice a month and frozen salmon once a month. I get tuna, because it's also cheap(less than $1/pound) and a good addition to pasta recipes. I don't buy canned fruits(too expensive per pound) or frozen pizzas, dried foods, highly processed "tv" dinners. Even the cheaper frozen, microwaveable foods are more expensive that a decent steak. I grow food too, that might be an option if you have a yard and sunlight.
    You can get cuts of meat for about the same price as tuna per pound. Check my above post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    I mean, thanks, maybe I'll try that with my kids. No spices?
    Ok...I am from the WV where people take great pride in their pinto beans.

    Buy a bag of dried pintos. Dirt cheap. Seperate and soak and prepare according to package. Simmer on medium-low heat for a couple of hours with plenty of salt, some pepper, chopped onion, and fat back,ham,bacon, or pork shoulder to add flavoring. I believe that fat back is the cheapest. (If you use a particularly salty pork for flavor, back off on the table salt, of course.)

    Rice can be served with butter and salt, as black cat noted, or with spices or hot sauce. Soy sauce is always an option with rice for me, of course. But you don't want to mix that with your pinto beans, no, no.

    If you want it more Southwest style, drain your beans after cooking them, mix with plain rice, and add salsa or some other "red" sauce and melt cheese on top. Mmmm.

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    Bunches of banannas are insanely cheap, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Ok...I am from the WV where people take great pride in their pinto beans.

    Buy a bag of dried pintos. Dirt cheap. Seperate and soak and prepare according to package. Simmer on medium-low heat for a couple of hours with plenty of salt, some pepper, chopped onion, and fat back,ham,bacon, or pork shoulder to add flavoring. I believe that fat back is the cheapest. (If you use a particularly salty pork for flavor, back off on the table salt, of course.)

    Rice can be served with butter and salt, as black cat noted, or with spices or hot sauce. Soy sauce is always an option with rice for me, of course. But you don't want to mix that with your pinto beans, no, no.

    If you want it more Southwest style, drain your beans after cooking them, mix with plain rice, and add salsa or some other "red" sauce and melt cheese on top. Mmmm.

    Rice?? What's this about rice?? You gotta have cornbread if you're gonna eat proper West Virginia pinto beans! Break the cornbread up in your bowl, and pour the beans over it. I like a little pickle relish to perk that up. Yum. Extremely nutritious and you can't get much more cheap.

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