Frugal Food: A change of plans....Dinner for two for under $10

Ponce De Leon, Florida
June 8, 2017 5:00pm CST
Tonight was going to be deer night but it's too hot to mess with having the oven on for as long as it would take to make it, so I opted for potatoes stroganoff. Hamburger meat- $3.00 (1 pound) Potatoes-$ 0.75 (three shredded) Butter and seasonong- $0.75 Cheese - $1.25 Total for dinner for two- $5.75.
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@NJChicaa (42731)
• United States
8 Jun 17
I want to make stroganoff soon. I make it with beef tenderloin though which makes it a decidedly NOT frugal meal! haha
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
We prefer pork tenderloin. Which I can usually get a pretty good deal on.
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@NJChicaa (42731)
• United States
8 Jun 17
@thislittlepennyearns yes that is definitely reasonable. I bought a whole beef tenderloin one day on sale and had the ShopRite cut it up into steaks and whatnot. I used the smaller bits and ends and whatever to make stroganoff one night and we were just drooling over it. We couldn't ever go back! haha They periodically put them on a good sale so I'll buy one or two and get them cut up. Pieces of excellent meat that are usually $80+ are down to $40 and you get 3, 4, 5 meals out of them. I'm totally cool with that.
• United States
8 Jun 17
I will cheat and be very frugal with my beef as it will be ground not tenderloin . . .
@Courtlynn (65098)
• United States
8 Jun 17
Very cheap indeed. Yay.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
What did you guys have?
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@Courtlynn (65098)
• United States
9 Jun 17
@thislittlepennyearns havent had anything yet. Going home now from finally being done out and shopping. Going to have spaghetti and hamburg with sauce. And make peanut butter cookies and cupcakes.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
9 Jun 17
@Courtlynn I'll trade you brownies for cupcakes
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• United States
8 Jun 17
Sound so delicious April and cheap.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
It was good, what did you have?
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• United States
8 Jun 17
@thislittlepennyearns Nothing just tomatoes. Not hungry today friend.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
9 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView hope everything is ok
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
That is a great meal choice. It is inexpensive and quick and easy.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
And delicious!
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
@JohnRoberts (60356)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jun 17
Absolutely outstanding. Under three bucks a head. Tough to top that one.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
9 Jun 17
Tomorrow I might beat it but I'm not sure. @JohnRoberts
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@Lizzyib (636)
• Canada
8 Jun 17
Sounds yum and easy. Enjoy!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
It was good
• United States
8 Jun 17
That certainly is a very frugal dinner
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jun 17
Yes, what did you have?
@prashu228 (25797)
• India
9 Jun 17
Great deals always
• Peoria, Arizona
9 Jun 17
Not bad! My mom is an expert at frugal shopping since we had to use my grandmas food stamps so that is basically being used between 3 to sometimes 5 people. it is nuts! At least you were able to have a decent meal!
• United States
8 Jun 17
Where is the delicious fish then ??
@DianneN (80019)
• United States
8 Jun 17
Wow! You certainly saved a ton of money on that dinner. Sounds yummy!