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Everyone needs a few frugal meals that they can make over and over. I also think it is nice to know about how much they cost. The dollar amounts listed here approximate what these would cost to feed my family of four using today’s prices. Here is the second set of 3 that I have made regularly throughout the years. Enjoy!
1. Chicken fried rice with shredded carrot and egg, peanut butter noodles.
Cost: Chicken, eggs, carrot, rice, soy sauce, cooking fat. $2.25
Cost: Noodles, peanut butter, ground ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cayenne pepper. $1.50
2. Bean and rice burritos, corn or chips and optional salsa and cheese.
Cost: Beans, rice, tortillas. $1.35
Cost: Corn $.90 or chips $.65.
Cost: Salsa $.60, cheese $1.00.
3. Lentil soup , toast on homemade bread with butter.
Cost: lentils, bouillon, onions, carrot and seasonings. $.75
Cost: Bread $.30, butter $.20.
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