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    Filling and Cheap but Tasty Dish: What do you all think?

    Boil up some pasta (Spagetti,

    or any kind), mix in some shredded cheese, cheap sauce, and cut up lots of

    grilled or boiled hot dogs into it (Turkey, Beef, or other), and add some

    oregano and garlic if you want, and serve with garlic and buttered toast. You

    can use Turkey Hot Dogs for ThanksGiving and add a side of mashed potatoes

    with gravy. How does that sound everyone?

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    Here is a cool video series: Cooking with Clara. She went through the Great Depression:

    http://www.greatdepressioncooking.co...g/Welcome.html


    She would cook up potatoes and add all sorts of things to them.

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    Rather use ground beef instead of cut up hot dogs!

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    Ghetto Helper:

    1 box Rotini noodles
    1 bottle or large can of tomato juice
    Seasoning of your choice, I prefer Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning

    Boil the noodles, dump in the whole can of tomato juice, season to taste. I've been eating this since I was a kid and it kept me alive in my first apartment. I still make it to this day. You can make it for about $2 if you already have seasoning. If you wanna splurge, brown a pound of hamburger and mix that in with it and it's even better.

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    College years Ramen noodles w/ egg

    -Prepare with standard directions, but add a raw egg during final simmer. Pop a Centrum after eating.

    My muscles didn't complain about the added protein and neither did my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric m. View Post
    Rather use ground beef instead of cut up hot dogs!
    I make spaghetti with ground sausage of the spicy variety. Once you try it like that, you can't go back.

    For cheap...either macaroni or ramen noodles with cut up hot dogs inside.
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    Wendy's value menu chili $2 and a value menu baked potato$1. Take the chili and pour on top of the potato and add the complementary sour cream and hot sauce and you're eating like the gods...the frugal gods. But frugal gods have a few extra bucks in the sprint run fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdGenRigger View Post
    I make spaghetti with ground sausage of the spicy variety. Once you try it like that, you can't go back.
    Definitely. I've been adding spicy sausage to my sauce for years. There's nothing like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil D View Post
    Ghetto Helper:

    1 box Rotini noodles
    1 bottle or large can of tomato juice
    Seasoning of your choice, I prefer Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning

    Boil the noodles, dump in the whole can of tomato juice, season to taste. I've been eating this since I was a kid and it kept me alive in my first apartment. I still make it to this day. You can make it for about $2 if you already have seasoning. If you wanna splurge, brown a pound of hamburger and mix that in with it and it's even better.
    My father and I's favorite Sunday afternoon lunch meal. We used elbow macaroni usually instead of rotini, and our "seasoning" of choice was a pat of butter and Lawry's and black pepper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASmitty View Post
    My father and I's favorite Sunday afternoon lunch meal. We used elbow macaroni usually instead of rotini, and our "seasoning" of choice was a pat of butter and Lawry's and black pepper.
    We started out with elbow macaroni when I was a kid, but I turned to rotini because I think it holds the tomato juice better than elbow.

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    I buy the boxes of macaroni and cheese and put cut-up hot dogs in it.

    The best quick-and-easy dish I've made was chicken enchiladas made from frozen taquitos, enchilada sauce and cheese. You can google the recipes- there are lots of them, both simple and not so simple.

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    About the "cheapest" and most filling I've done in the past when I was broke and single was taking some "Ramen" type noodles and some canned tuna and mixing those together with mayo. LOL.

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    That sounds good. Now what if you take that Ramen and Tuna and Mayo mixture, and fill a pastry shell with it, throw in some cheese, and make a "Baked Tuna Melt"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enduraguy View Post
    About the "cheapest" and most filling I've done in the past when I was broke and single was taking some "Ramen" type noodles and some canned tuna and mixing those together with mayo. LOL.
    I have heard in the past that the mixture you have described is a staple in correctional facilities among those needing to quickly add weight...it was referred to as "The Hookup"

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    I cook chicken flavored ramen. Drain most the water. Add the chicken flavor then a kraft single and let it melt and mix it up.

    Gourmet Mac and cheese at its finest.
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    Red Beans and Rice has been a mainstay for me since I was child. It's filling plus the rice and beans are a quite complete protein.
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    I like white cheddar kraft dinner with tuna It's best baked with cheese on top.
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