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Here's an example of a simple, fililng meal with low cost ingredients that still tastes great!  Actual recipes behind the cut:


Creamy Pasta with Turkey

3 ts Minced garlic                                          3/4 c  Half & half or Evaporated Milk
      1/4 c  Olive oil                                               1/4 c  Chopped parsley (fresh) or 2t dried
      1 lb Ground turkey                                         1 lb Rotelle (rotini pasta)
      28 oz Can italian tomatoes drained              1/2 c  Grated parmesan
      1/2 ts Red pepper flakes                               1

 1. In medium saucepan, sauté garlic in oil until golden.  Add ground
     turkey and cook over high heat, stirring to break into pieces.
 2. Add chopped and drained tomatoes and spices.  Reduce heat to
     medium and cook until heated through.  Stir in parsley.
 3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions.  Drain.  Transfer
     to large bowl.  Add 1/4 cup each of parmesan, and romano cheese.
 4. Pour sauce over pasta and toss lightly.  Pour remaining sauce over
     and sprinkle remaining cheeses over.


Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
   1/4 cup sugar
   3/4 teaspoon baking powder
   1/3 cup milk
   1 tablespoon vegetable oil
   1/2 teaspoon vanilla
   1/4 cup peanut butter
   1/2 cup sugar
   3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
   1 cup boiling water

   In a bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, oil, and
   vanilla; stir until smooth. Mix in peanut butter. Pour into Crock-Pot.

   In the same mixing bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup sugar and cocoa powder.
   Gradually stir in boiling water. Pour mixture over batter in Crock-Pot. Do not stir.

   Cover and cook on High 2 to 3 hours or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
   Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce and top with nuts.


This meal serves approximately 6 people, and depending on the ingredients for your preferred tossed salad, can be made for less than $10.00

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