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Desperate times...

November 16th, 2011 at 09:44 am

I'm super busy at work, but NT shared this article with me and I couldn't resist passing it on.


What do you think is your cheapest meal that you would actually consider eating?

11 Responses to “Desperate times...”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    I think I will eat pretty much anything. Big Grin I don't have any food hang ups, but I also don't find heavily processed foods to be cheap. Meaning, no, I wouldn't eat only cookies, soda, and frozen dinners. But I don't equate the stuff I wouldn't eat with cheap?

    Toast sandwich sounds fine to me, but that said, I was thinking it would cost pennies to spice up, add an egg, or add even a salad or an ear of corn. (Produce is cheap where I live?).

    Anyway, if all I ate was toast, I'd just be hungry, so I'd probably eat less bread and try to find some protein (peanut butter? yogurt?beans?). I'd argue that a little peanut butter is cheaper than a third slice of bread?

  2. Jenn Says:

    I'd say that red beans & rice is a better option. It's very cheap if you use dried beans, and it's better for you. Fewer calories, at least as much protein, fewer carbs, less fat. And it's good! You can add spices, veggies like onions, and supplement with meat or cornbread if you like.

    We're from Louisiana, and even though we live in the north now, red beans & rice is still a staple in our house

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I think a box of macaroni and cheese is the cheapest meal I would est. Not very filling, but if you eat enough it should satisfy.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'd say rice with a bit of tomato sauce for me. That article bugged me, though, when it said using margarine instead of butter would make the toast sandwich healthier. Have they not heard of the horrible amount of trans fats in margarine which is also a manufactured food? I'll take natural butter any day over that.

  5. patientsaver Says:

    Peanut butter on toast is pretty good.

    A homegrown tomato slice with saLT AND pepper between bread is good too.

    In a pinch, sugar and cinammon sprinkled on buttered toast is good.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Mmmm ... I love cinnamon toast Smile
    A great (cheap, easy) treat is pb toast with applesauce on top -- heated. Yum!!

  7. baselle Says:

    Why not just bread and butter, skip the toast? Smile Or 2 pieces of toast with butter in between. The butter sandwich in other words.

  8. My English Castle Says:

    I love my dad's special, "egg in a frame" sandwich.

  9. dmontngrey Says:

    I practically live on toast and bread anyway! Smile
    When I was a kid, I loved mustard sandwiches. Two pieces of bread with just mustard. Yum!

  10. ceejay74 Says:

    I guess I should share what I'd eat if I were down to pennies a day: macaroni and tomato. Ingredients: 1 box of macaroni and 1 large can of tomato juice. Cook macaroni, drain, pour can of juice over it, heat up. Optional: Top with pepper, butter/margarine, chopped raw onion and/or salt.

    LOL. Everyone's probably got one of these dishes in their past.

  11. Jerry Says:

    Margarine? That stuff is grey until they put yellow coloring into it. Yuck. Butter's better, just in small amounts, as I see it. I think that when we are really low on cash it leads us to opt for rice with tuna fish and steamed whatever-veggie-is-in-the-house, with soy sauce and garlic chili sauce. Good stuff. Except that we don't have the insurance that it's very cheap here, because in this part of Europe tuna fish is like a luxury item or something. It's ridiculous. We still eat it sometimes, though.

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