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Here's what I made for supper tonight. All the prices are good sale prices or what I buy the items for.
1 can of tomatoes: .33-.50
16 oz. bag or your favorite noodles: mine were free from Freecycle but most are around .99
(I used elbow macaroni but I've learned that if you want to be really thrifty you don't have you use the kind of noodles in the recipe, use whatever you have on hand or can get the cheapest because it really doesn't matter!)
Ground Beef: .99 to 1.79
Some minced garlic and onion to taste.
Brown up hamburger first with onion. Then add garlic. Pour in tomatoes and add cooked noodles last. Do not drain the tomatoes.
With our meal we had:
Green Beans: .35 to .50 per can
w/ butter: .05
Cottage Cheese: .35 for a 1/2 c. (from Sams)
The total for our meal: 2.09
That made a meal for 2 plus lots of leftovers for lunches.