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$10 Anytime Holiday Dinner

This meal is intended to be a relatively simple and healthy weeknight meal for a family of four.

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$10 Dinners: Sausage Shells and Broccoli
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Spaghetti and Meatballs ($10 Dinners)
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Eatin' Good - Fast and Frugal Meals
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Ten Dollar ($10) Dinner Ideas

This page contains recipes and photos from our Ten Dollar ($10) Dinner section on ThriftyFun. All these recipes cost less than $10 to make a healthy dinner for a family of 4.

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English Beans on Toast

This recipe is a sort of quick rendition of a meal that my friend's wife said they ate all the time growing up in England.

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Canned Pork Sausage

Using the canned pork you get from Pantry. Open and drain the water off of the canned pork, but leave the fat. Break up the pork with a fork. Mix in the seasonings as directed, or add to suit your taste.

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Cheap Meals With Rice And Ramen

Cheap, Tasty, and QUICK! Boil rice. About 10 minutes before tender, throw in the ingredients in the recipes and flavor with packets at the end.

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Easy Rice A Roni Chicken Dinner

Cook rice dinner according to directions. Add chicken and you have a quick dinner! Get creative and add leftover vegetables. If you want a saucier dish, a package of clear chicken gravy cooked according to directions, or a can of cream of chicken soup mixed with a half a can of water works well.

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Recipes to Prepare Over an Open Fire

First I would like to tell you that you are all life savers. We have to feed a family of four on an $80.00 a week budget. These recipes will help tremendously. I have a couple of cheap and healthy meals that I have made over open fire when homeless.

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Chile Mac with Hotdogs

Cook two boxes macaroni and cheese. Open 2 cans Chile without beans. Mix together. Add as many cut up hot dogs as desired (Sausage may also be used).

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Hamburger and Ramen Recipe

I am looking for a recipe. Hamburger meat, green onions, ramen noodles and Worcestershire Sauce. Can anyone help me?

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Frugal Meal Recipe For New Parents

Does anyone have a really yummy FRUGAL recipe (other than the usual lasagna or spaghetti) for a family that had a baby recently? I really want to make a meal for them, but usually make a recipe that has a lot of expensive ingredients. Thanks!

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Cheap Sausage Dish

Total cost under $5.00. Cook your rice. Cut your onion an pepper into slivers, put in pan with butter or oil, what ever you want. Cut your sausage in half and place on top of your onion and pepper.

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Bam - A Quick Dinner

Dice the spam small and put into a saucepan. Pour the Sloppy Joe mix and spices over the spam, cook until good and hot, about 15 minutes.

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Spam and Cheese

Grind up 1 can of Spam or Treet. Then mix it with the following:

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Leftover Chicken Quesadillas

I just made this this morning seeing I had a couple things in the ice box that needed used so they wouldn't get wasted. I decided after I tasted it that it deserved to be shared! A nice way to use leftover chicken and cheese.

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One Pot Beef And Veggies - $10 Dinner

I don't really know how much this costs, because we grow everything in it except for the mushroom soup. I bought a bunch of that for fifty cents a can, so I'm stocked up for the year. This is a one-pot meal that you can throw in the oven and then go read a magazine or something.

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Where Can I Find The $10 Dinners?

In a recent newsletter, wasn't there a topic that was $10 meals or something like that. It was shells, sausage and something else. I was trying to copy it to my word processing program and I lost it and I had deleted the message before I was really ready to delete it.

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Recipes for 10 Pounds Of Chicken

We have found it economical to buy 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters at a time. They come in a bag at Walmart for $4.70. Since there are only two of us, we get a lot of use out of one bag.

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Eggs in a Nest

This is a lean times meal. My children and I have been at times through very lean times, and this is what I often served up when the cupboard was almost bare.

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"Bunny Special" Recipe

This simple but delicious recipe was started by my grandparents, and we all love it. They named it "Bunny Special" why I never asked, maybe someone can tell me! lol. . .

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Chuckwagon Mac

Prepare mac and cheese according to package directions; set aside. In a skillet, brown beef, celery and onion until beef is brown; drain.

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Thrifty, Quick Southwestern Supper

Put macaroni on to cook. Brown crumbled hamburger and onion in skillet and cook until done. Add liquid smoke to taste. When hamburger is done, add veggies, salt, pepper, and cooked macaroni.

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Beans and Rice

Spray medium saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat 1 minute.

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Cheap Mac n' Cheesy Chicken Pasta

I like to cook up a box of Mac n cheese and when the noodles are almost done I add 1 crushed up pack of Ramen noodles. I then add the butter, milk cheese packet and the Chicken seasoning packet. It turns out to taste like Cheesy Chicken Pasta.

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Ring Baloney Recipe

I'm sure everyone has had ring baloney boiled in pieces for dinner at one time or another in their life time. There are not many ways to fix this cut of meat. But, this one I've been using for years and people have been pleasantly surprised when served this dish.

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Ground Beef and Rice

A really cheap and nutritious dinner.

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Easily Cook Rice in the Microwave

It's real easy. - 1 Cup white rice - 2 Cups water - a little oil or butter - 1 4-qt microwaveable bowl. Cook 20 minutes. You are done! Add your salt to-taste after cooking so the rice will remain tender. By gator10tx

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Fun With Kids in the Kitchen

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer?  Why not teach them to cook! It's a great way to have fun without spending a lot of money!

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More Mac and Cheese without an Extra Box

When my kids were small but growing up, one box of mac and cheese just wouldn't stretch anymore, but felt it would be wasteful to fix two. I just added some more pasta and a little extra milk to the cheese mixture...

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