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Old 03-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #1636
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No problem...

One thing for sure, is to cute out all the boxed, pre packaged stuff, it is much cheaper to make your own and you control what goes in.

Rice, potatoes, and Pasta are nice fillers, makes it seem like you are eating a lot, without much protein ($$$). Lots of fresh vegetables helps too. Try and serve a soup or salad, and that will fill everyone up too.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #1637
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No problem...

One thing for sure, is to cute out all the boxed, pre packaged stuff, it is much cheaper to make your own and you control what goes in.

Rice, potatoes, and Pasta are nice fillers, makes it seem like you are eating a lot, without much protein ($$$). Lots of fresh vegetables helps too. Try and serve a soup or salad, and that will fill everyone up too.
It's hard with my boys. They ate a 2 pound meatloaf in one sitting! And I refuse to eat cheap ground beef, so I would have been better off $$$ wise with steaks!!!

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #1638
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It's hard with my boys. They ate a 2 pound meatloaf in one sitting! And I refuse to eat cheap ground beef, so I would have been better off $$$ wise with steaks!!!

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That is why I always serve Potatoes or Pasta with it, b/c it will fill them up. That is why most churches serve spaghetti, it is cheap and filling.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #1639
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Anything that you cook with potatoes is good. You can usually find a 10 lb sack around here for about $3.

I usually like to roast a whole chicken for a good cheap meal. They go on sale for less than $1 a pound here and I'll pick up a few and keep them in the freezer. I suppose though, your crowd would finish off a whole chicken in one meal. For us we usually get 3-4 meals out of it, since we eat the chicken as such and then use the leftover meat for chicken and dumplings, chicken salad sandwiches, Jambalaya, casseroles, etc.

Check out Hams this time of year. They usually go on sale for Easter and we can get them for about $.79 per pound. I would imagine that a 14 lb ham would last you guys for a few meals. They're super easy to cook, just roast it in the oven for about two hours. In the last half and hour pour a simple glaze over the ham.

I make the glaze with a jar of apricot, pineapple or peach jam, a tablespoon of mustard, and 2 teaspoons horseradish. Just heat the jam, mustard and horseradish in a saucepan until warmed and pour it over the ham.

You can make ham sandwiches, ham and eggs, chef's salad, all sorts of things with the leftovers. You can even make scallopped potatoes for pretty cheap as long as you don't use Gruyere cheese to top the potatoes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #1640
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Cheesecake Factory......no contest for me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #1643
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I went with wings. We're having fun watching basketball. Living with only dudes has warped me!!!!

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #1645
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...Living with only dudes has warped me!!!!
.... ....soooooo, THAT'S my problem....
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #1650
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.... ....soooooo, THAT'S my problem....
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