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Tuna Helper isnt food

 
 
Chai
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 08:37 pm
Here, now everyone knows about your Problem

That's ok, no need to thank me.

Glad to help.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 08:40 pm
We already made fridge soup three days ago.

Our fridge is REALLLLY bare.

Cabinets we have grains. Oatmeal, steel cut oats, malt-o-meal, flour etc..

OH!
we do have a bag of pinto beans and a bag of red lentils..


Fridge soup ( where you use anything you have) usually ends up being one of the best meals we ever have!

I do love it!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 08:48 pm
Well, a big bag of potatoes is cheap. If you have flour at home, you
can make lots of latkes.

You can make lentil soup, that's so good and a bowl of soup will fill you
up for a long time.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:00 pm
I've posted a bunch on kitchen soup here, so I'll just happily nod. That is probably my mainstay through the week, winter or summer.

A key concern is the rising price of fresh decent produce.

I used to grow at least some of my own, but haven't caught on to it here in burnville.
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:06 pm
Quote:


latkes


You mean potatoe pancakes? YUmmmm........



Pinto Beans can be used to make a variety of things....

Bean Burritos
Bean Soup
Chili w/o the meat
Bean dip....

Ummm, Ummm......thinking here............
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:09 pm
Yeah, potatoe pancakes - I haven't found anyone yet who doesn't like them.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:17 pm
You just found him. Smile
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:22 pm
Really, Intrepid? You haven't tried my Mom's yet - so good.
Don't you like potatoes in general, Intrepid?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:24 pm
Just saw a recipe re potato pancakes with cheese inside... I think in the Guardian. Too many recipes, too little time.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:26 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Really, Intrepid? You haven't tried my Mom's yet - so good.
Don't you like potatoes in general, Intrepid?


Yes, I like potatoes. If I get an opportunity to try your Mom's, I may change my mind. Cool
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:37 pm
ossobuco wrote:
Just saw a recipe re potato pancakes with cheese inside... I think in the Guardian. Too many recipes, too little time.


you can make them with cheese, with sausage, with bacon, with mushrooms, with sauerkraut (juicy!), with many things.... CJ, my mama and your mama should have a cook-off Smile
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:41 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
We only had 20 bucks for food for 2 days so we bought crap stuff.

You need to go for the classics.

Peanut butter
Ramen noodles
Tortillas
String cheese




Mmmm... tortillas with string cheese melted inside....
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:46 pm
If you are eating on a budget you HAVE to learn to eat like the Mexicans.

Beans and rice have all 8 aminos and you can eat them everyday and never get tired of then because you can them 100 different ways.

When I was a kid we were very poor and this is what we ate and this is how Mexicans feed the whole family ever since there were Mexicans.

BEANS:

Pinto beans
Water
Onion
garlic
salt

and tortillas

Thats it and you make it just like you would lentil bean soup except you serve it with buttered tortillas and you put a little butter in the beans too. Make it thick though! It is not really a soup.

it takes about five times to get it right or the way you like it but this has gone on for generations with Mexicans so it HAS to work for you to.

You make a big pot. Then you make refried beans with it the rest of the week.

This is where refried beans come from. I am from a small mexican family from East L.A. if you learn how to cook these things I promise it will pay off for you. Mexicans eat cheap and healthy WHOLE foods. The kids ans the dad go to work with energy and they are not hungry. They have been eating with these simple recipes for a very long time and all of it is the same 15 ingredients.

Then learn to cook the Mexican rice.

Rice
water
tomato paste
salt garlic

Think about mexican food. ain't it all made of the same cheap stuff? White people go to mexican restaraunts and pay high dallor for beans, rice and flank steak.

If you guys want to know any cheap (secret mexican) recipes let me know.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:48 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
( It is cheaper to get a frozen slab of tuna, then it is to get tuna in a can!)
Where do I get this frozen slab of tuna?

Me, I've always been can man type myself.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:56 pm
20 bucks like that could give me a lot of suppers, not all nutrional but satisfaying. Comfort food in newspeak
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:14 pm
For 23 and some change we got

1 bag of white tortillas ( 50 count)
2 cans of refried beans
1 18count eggs
1 wheat bread loaf
1 small thing of sliced ham
1 large bag of baby spinach
2 packages ( the packs of 6 ) Ramen noodles
2 cans of tuna
2 boxes of Tuna helper
1 bag of shredded cheese

and I think that was it.

In the fridge I had potatoes + some crimini mushrooms with home made enchilada sauce.

Cook the mushrooms+ potatoes together until the potatoes are soft, scoop that mix into several tortillas, stuff them with as much spinach as they will hold. Put them in a glass container, pour sauce over the top and sprinkle cheese.
Voila Enchiladas for less then 5 bucks

Eggs + toast breakfast ( I also have oats in the cabinets.)

Ham + spinach sandwichs for lunch with hot noodle soup

Dinner refried beans + cheese tortillas or left over enchiladas

Breakfast can have french toast with steel cut oats or scrambled eggs + cheese in tortillas, or egg sandwiches.


Re arrange this menu a bit for the next day. Add the Tuna Helper with sandwiches and you have my PLANNED meals..
But I am willing to find the tuna helper a new home
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:16 pm
Amigo wrote:

If you guys want to know any cheap (secret mexican) recipes let me know.


OOoo!
Secret mexican talk

Yo quero taco cabana nacho libre!!!!
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Amigo
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:49 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
Amigo wrote:

If you guys want to know any cheap (secret mexican) recipes let me know.


OOoo!
Secret mexican talk

Yo quero taco cabana nacho libre!!!!
I want a taco in a hut for free nachos.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:01 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
For 23 and some change we got

1 bag of white tortillas ( 50 count)
2 cans of refried beans
1 18count eggs
1 wheat bread loaf
1 small thing of sliced ham
1 large bag of baby spinach
2 packages ( the packs of 6 ) Ramen noodles
2 cans of tuna
2 boxes of Tuna helper
1 bag of shredded cheese



I would have gone for vegetables and fruit. You can get a heap of vegetables for 20 bucks easily enough to last 2 days, at least here you can.

As a matter of fact i have just shopped for two days worth of food because I will be away next week
2 days supply salad mix 13.99/kg = $1.19
snow peas 6.99/kg = 1.29
feta chesse 1.03
loaf sliced bread 3.29
pack sliced cheese 3.80
500g tub butter 2.89
2 packs museli bars 4.33
raw sugar 1 kg 1.90
3 chicken fillets 6.47
milk 1.26
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:04 pm
2 days?


I live on a limited budget myself, and fresh veggies are increasingly problematic. They are still a mainstay for me, but I see the problem, re cost, at least here in my neck of the woods.
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