Some of My Favorite, and Affordable Meals! Like 1 Twitter Lara Girdler Follow July 4, 2016, 8:55 p.m. in Life and Styles Views: 938 Like us on facebook As Promised I am going tonight to share with you some of my favorite meals and examples of just how affordable they can be! First, my kids' favorite and just about child's favorite, Spaghetti! I opted to try and make my own Spaghetti sauce vs. purchasing a jar of pre-made sauce, the ingredients and recipe can be found here: Today/Tonight’s Adventures – Spaghetti Sauce! I can make this meal for less than $10!!! Noodles included! WHAT?!?!? Yes, and there's always leftover sauce that can be frozen for the next time I choose to make it - which means it goes so much further than just one meal! Our second choice favorite is Chili - I talked about this last time - it's a wintertime favorite in our house, and its very simple to make - again makes use of the crock pot and is just Yummy!!! Ingredients: Tomato Sauce, Large Can, $0.98 Tomato Paste, 1 Small Can, $0.36 Diced Tomatoes, 1 Can, $0.98 Pinto Beans, Reduced Sodium, 1 Can, $0.58 Kidney Beans, Reduced Sodium, 1 Can, $0.87 Black Beans, Reduced Sodium 1 Can, $0.58 Chili Seasoning, 1 Packet, $0.98 White Ground Turkey, 1/2 lb $5.00 for 1 lb, freeze half for use in Spaghetti Sauce! Shredded Cheddar Cheese, $2.50 Sour Cream, 1 Small Container, $1.48 Total Cost of Making this Meal: $14.31, less than $15.00 and makes enough for two nights of meals! Steps are simple, in a sauce pan cook the ground turkey until white, while cooking add 1/2 of the chili seasoning packet - once all of the meat is cooked through add 1 can of tomatoes and 1/2 of the can of tomato sauce, stir, cover and simmer for 10-mins. In your crock-pot add the other 1/2 of the tomatoes and tomato sauce, the tomato paste and beans (drain the beans), stir together - add the cooked sauce mixture, cover and cook on low for 6-hours. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream. Total Yumminess! So for less than $30 you have roughly 4-meals for a family of 4! I added up our receipt for this week's meals and with a lot of baking to be done this week I spent, $33.50 of our food stamps on dinner groceries for the week! Excited about that!!! Up Next, Budgeting your Food Stamps and breaking down the meals by dollars! Published by Lara Girdler Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles Wet n Wild Lost in the Wild Flowers Coloricon Metallic Liquid Lipstick Review: Life and Styles Eating Healthy While Dining Out Life and Styles Some Hidden Gems that Put Me in the Holiday Spirit!