This is the time of year when

@writersedge (22579)
United States
February 11, 2008 8:34am CST
all of our taxes, insurance and regular bills pile up. So we don't buy much food. Whatever is in the house is what we have. This leads to some weird combinations. Last year it was canned beats on crackers and this year 7-up in a bowl of all bran. What is your most unusual combination?
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• United States
11 Feb 08
We have made so many combinations over the years that they all seem normal now. Sometimes when we are to poor to buy new food that is when we come up with out best budget recipes. We have learned to do great things with cream of chicken soup and spaghetti.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I don't have cream of chicken soup left (but that does sound interesting), but I have tons of spaghetti left and no tomato sauce. So what have you done with spaghetti?
@peavey (16866)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Boil spaghetti and season it with garlic and butter. It's really good. Cheese is good on it, too.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Sounds good!
@peavey (16866)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I've never been in that kind of a bind for food, although there have been plenty of spare meals! I keep rice on hand all the time. You can add rice to almost anything (except al bran). If you stock up a little and hide a few cans of cheap soup, you'll always have something worth eating.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Feb 08
We eat soup first, except for Ramen noodles which my husband can have. I have rice. I also have lentils and my next meal will be lentils, rice, and the chives I have growing in the window sill, probably add some olive oil in there and some low salt broth of some kinds. Thanks Peavey