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« on: November 29, 2005, 08:55:21 pm »
If you're like me and have almost no money, at all, you probably don't have a very full fridge (like myself).

Still, however, I always manage to make a good meal -- usually a slurry of some sort.  Anyone else have any good ghetto creations to share?

Tonight I'm going to make macaroni and cheese with jalapenos and cut-up chicken patties, since I have nothing else except rice to use as an ingredient....

(This is instead of just making mac + cheese or chicken patty sandwiches, since I find that boring).





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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 01:21:25 am »
Don't forget about Ketchup Soup. ':p'
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 03:06:43 pm »
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Nov. 29 2005, 8:21 pm)
Don't forget about Ketchup Soup. ':p'


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ok....  you'll need to explain this one XD

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 03:13:12 pm »
My favorite all time is just Noodles with cheese and tuna. Its all natural and tasty. And if you want some regularity, tastily applied, brocolli peices work fantastically.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2005, 02:22:37 am »
Quote (RabidRick @ Nov. 30 2005, 2:06 pm)
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Nov. 29 2005, 8:21 pm)
Don't forget about Ketchup Soup. ':p'


':shock:'

ok....  you'll need to explain this one XD

Swipe a bunch of ketchup packets from various convenience stores and fast-food restaurants and squirt them all into a pot and heat it up. '<img'>  You can toss other stuff into it too.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2005, 07:45:46 pm »
Noodles with butter, salt, pepper and a can of peeled tomatoes is pretty quick and easy. It doesn't taste too bad either.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2005, 07:56:58 pm »
I like to take the Lipton Noodles & Sauce or Rice & Sauce pouches, particularly the ones with broccolli & cheese in them, add extra cheese, some fresh veggies, and some meat (tuna, sausage, or kielbasa) and cook it all up. Makes a great all in one cheap meal '<img'>
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005, 08:52:50 pm »
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Nov. 30 2005, 9:22 pm)
Quote (RabidRick @ Nov. 30 2005, 2:06 pm)
Quote (Lobar Shadowtail @ Nov. 29 2005, 8:21 pm)
Don't forget about Ketchup Soup. ':p'


':shock:'

ok....  you'll need to explain this one XD

Swipe a bunch of ketchup packets from various convenience stores and fast-food restaurants and squirt them all into a pot and heat it up. '<img'>  You can toss other stuff into it too.

*vomits uncontrollably* ...sounds *gag* delicious! '<img'>

Ghetto food = dollar store products.. That's my meals - Ramen soup and butter noodles...packets of rice...a slice of bread... Meat? 20 pieces of free Subway bacon... I just throw random Subway crap together with any canned/pouched food laying around.

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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005, 10:37:40 am »
Well, i have tried a number of things, but one i would like to talk about is useing leftovers in a new dish. It can actually be quite un-wastefull if you think about it, unless your planning on actually eating it  ':p' .
Try for instance; spaggehtti sauce, it you hsve some nice amout of leftovers you can mix it with a can of plain tomato sauce and/or mabe some stewd tomatoes. put whatever else you want it it, like the standard spices (onion powder, shguer to lessen the aicid, garlic powder, ect.) and maybe some meat or veggie(i have tried sme corend beef, actually not bad! ). Now, was'int that easyer than making a whole new sauce?

As for just pure mix the cans up tuff, one of the wierdest ones ever was green beans, stewd tomatoes, a hash brown, spinach, a littile tuna and some vinnea sauseges......  ':p'




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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2005, 02:50:56 am »
Here's a way to do Ramen. What you will need:

1/2 small onion, sliced lenghwise
5-10 snow pea pods
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 carrot, halved and sliced lengthwise
3-4 sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon FRESH grated or minced ginger
1 egg, beaten

stirfry all of the above, except the egg, then add water and ramen packet, as well as ramen flavoring. drizzle the egg in while stirring, and then serve. --I like to use crushed red pepper and soy sauce as condiments.

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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006, 03:38:03 am »
1 (or 2) packs o' ramen noodles (discard the flavor packs)
2 (or 3 if you use 2 packs) cups of V-8 vegitable juice (none of the fruity ones)

simply cook the noodles in the corresponding amount of v-8 in a pan until cooked to desired doneness, pour into bowl and enjoy.. SUPRISE! it tastes similar to spaghettio's  ':cool:'
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2006, 07:11:36 pm »
I went over to a friend's house once, and he made a mixture of macaroni-and-cheese and tuna. Normally, I don't like mac-n-cheese, but that was pretty good.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2006, 03:41:45 am »
Mac and cheese + Cream of Mushroom soup + can of tuna = yummy wierd meal.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2006, 07:14:02 pm »
38th st. jambalaya

1 can vegetable (beef) soup
1 cup of rice, uncooked.
any meat you have lying around. =) sausage would be great.
1/2 cup of water
salt, pepper.

mix in microwave safe bowl. follow microwave rice cooking instructions, add a few minutes. once done, add tabasco sauce, or cholula's, or any other hot sauce.

also, i cannot overstate the importance of family sized packages of chicken thighs. at regular price, they're cheap, when on special, they're dirt cheap, and in the freezer, they will keep for a while. boil one for 10 mins in 3 cups of hot water, stir in a package of ramen, yum.

with 20 bucks, and the chicken thigh/ramen diet, you can survive for weeks -- by month's end, you may not want to, though... =p =)

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2006, 05:07:17 pm »
Three packets of noodles. You can get them for 8 pence each in Tesco or Somerfield.

Get the noodles and put them all in a saucepan of boiling water. Then stir for two to three minutes until soft.

Get some cheddar cheese and grate a bowl full of cheddar.
Drain the noodles and put noodles back in saucepan after draining.

Place the cheddar cheese in the saucepan and turn the hob onto a low heat. Next add hot pepper sauce. Just a few drops according to your spicey threshold.
stir around for one minute.
Get a bowl and dump the contents of saucepan  into it.

Sprinkle salt and pepper and serve with a glass of cold cola. Orangeade is best or Tesco's Fruit fizz.
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2006, 05:24:21 pm »
ok i have 3

1.) my favorite.....pizza rolls with ranch dressing!!!

2.)noodles with cottage cheese

3.)ramen noodles(the kind in the bag) open it at one end and take out the seasoning packet....crush the noodles while there still in the bag....make sure you crush it good....then open the seaoning powder dump it in there and shake.....omg is it good
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2006, 06:22:22 pm »
Sometimes when I am tight up on money, I cook a bowl of rice. Fills you up, especially the Basmati brown rice.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2006, 06:42:02 pm »
Any kind of pasta + Baked beans/spaghetti o's/any other canned stuff  = The students best friend ':p'

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2006, 10:45:03 pm »
Cous Cous or Bulgar Wheat



Either one of these products can be purchased from your local supermarket. The cost for a small packet then you are looking at 99pence.

Got any left over vegatables like mushrooms, onions, peppers and vegatable stock, and some mozerrella cheese or Hallumi cheese, then read the following:


Get a measuring jug and plop one vegatable stock in the jug. boil some water and while the kettle is on, get a small frying pan and put a little vegatable or sunflower oil. (Please note, Extra Virgin olive oil should not be used in cooking. It is so pure that anyone who uses it in this way, will increase colestral and subsequently the Extra virgin olive oil would become toxic)
You may use olive oil for cooking. Not the Extra virgin.

Okey, chop your onions. yes, I have heard it and seen it all, eyes on your knees, taps running and before you know it, you have flooded the kitchen when you could have chopped an onion. No, open a window when chopping onions. It is better to store onions in the fridge than in the cupboard.

Chop mushrooms and chop some pepper, remembering to deseed it and get rid of the green stem.

The oil should be placed in the saucepan. Wait for it to warm up. Chuck it all in and fry and till the onions are not quite golden brown, but soft and clear. Onions must look cooked and peppers should be soft.

Okey:

Next, get a bowl and pour a cup or two of cous cous. Now the kettle should be boiled. Pour the boiling water in the jug and stir until stock cube has disolved. Pour a little of the fluid over the cous cous. save some. at least half the jug. okey, now wait for two minutes, then bung cous cous in the saucepan and mix round. Now pour the remaining stock juice to the saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Put lid on saucepan or frying pan and simmer for five minutes. Next get some mozerrela cheese. It should be round and must be in date. Cut into medium thick slices.Length ways. Now take lid off of sauce pan or frying pan and put mozerrella into the cous cous and cover for another two minutes.

After two minutes, get a round plate and spoon the contents of saucepan or frying pan onto the plate.

sprinkle some salt and pepper on top according to taste. Then sprinkle some soya sauce over the top or balsamic vinegar and serve with a side salad if you have any left.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2007, 11:47:14 pm »
Hobo Chili (OWNS ALL)
Cost- TO LOW TO DISPLAY!!!!

Go to store buy 2 cans of wolf brand chili no beans
also buy a can of bushes baked beans
ketchup
mustard
bbq sauce
bread slices

HOW TO MAKE
mix chili and beans in pot add about 1/16 a cup of each specified sauce
heat to desired temp

HOW TO EAT
put a slice or two of bread on a plate
put cheese (cheddar works best)
pour chili over bread

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2007, 02:30:35 pm »
Hmm... considered starting a "things to cook with ramen" thread but I think I'm better off bumping this one. '<img'>

Living in a dorm and being near-broke constantly, and limited only to what I can cook in a microwave, my staple foods are ramen, instant rice, and canned tuna. Those three things are cheap enough that I always have them on hand. Then as the stores have sales or I find coupons I pick up herbs, spices, cheeses and canned veggies. Those things get mixed in with the staples for pretty much endless experimental creations.

Here's a good one though I just tried on a whim, thought I would share it:

Sweet Onion Ramen

You need:
- One block chicken flavor ramen noodles (that's what I used, I imagine your favorite flavor would work just as well)
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
- 1-2 tablespoons dried minced onion (found with other herbs/spices in the store, if you like onions this is a great thing to have on hand just as a good mix in for anything bland)
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar

Just cook the noodles and the onion in as much water as you like, then add in the garlic powder, sugar, and as much of the seasoning packet as you like (I use about half)

As an alternative if you would rather not have any broth you can  cook the noodles alone and drain them, mix the onion with an equal part water and let it sit until the water is absorbed into the onion (only takes a few minutes) then mix that in a bowl with the sugar/garlic powder/seasoning and either melted butter or just enough water for the seasonings to dissolve in (the onion isn't going to dissolve, of course). Then you'll have a sort of sauce you can mix in with the noodles. I have tried this with this recipe to be honest but it's a method that works fairly well with a lot of other things I've mixed together.

I might try this with brown sugar next time... hmm..

Another thing I've done is mixed a can of black beans and two cups of white rice together, seasoned to taste and eaten it on flour tortillas with shredded cheddar cheese.

Also while not technically ghetto food, those Tuna Helper versions of Hamburger helper are pretty cheap; if I toss in a can of green beans I can make a pot friday night and the leftovers last me the whole weekend.

But generally my basic food formula is to mix either ramen or rice with tuna and whatever else I have on hand.

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