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August 06, 2010

The great Dempression food blogging challenge

The rules are simple - feed 2 people for $1 or less, and I'm not talking about splitting a McDonalds dollar menu cheeseburger in half.

Its gotta be enough food that its going to leave both feeling satisfied they really did eat something rather than just kinda smell it.

Obviously macaroni and rice dishes are good core candidates, so I'll toss one out that I've found to be quick,easy, and tasty.

You can get a pound of elbows at Big Lots for about $.80. 8oz of elbows cooked up is a LOT of macaroni, easily enough for 2. Total price so far, $.40.

Add a half can of Chile with beans from Dollar Tree. Now we're up to $.90.

Add 2oz of El Patio Mexican style hot sauce from Big Lots (1qt can $1.30) to give it some zing. That brings the total in just under $1 to feed two people.


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posted by Purp at 09:22 PM

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