A Guide to Poor Mans Cooking in the Present Day

In the history of food poverty we sure ate a lot of strange food combinations. It’s also sad that the things that were once cheap – Bacon, Baloney, Beans  are now some of the most expensive foods at the market. In this generation we are still looking for those tried and true frugal cheap recipes. But now we need to make do with what is cheap in the present day. which is not much! Not much selection at the super market if you are looking for cheap or even a tiny bit affordable basic food items.

see a detailed article on historically frugal cooking : http://freethoughtblogs.com/ashleymiller/2012/09/13/the-food-of-my-childhood-the-food-of-southern-poor-white-trash/

Some of the Basic somewhat affordable food Items include:

Carbs:

Pasta

Bread

Potatoes

Macaroni and cheese

Oatmeal – very filling , though more expensive

Meat/Protien/Fat

Eggs

Fake crab

Butter (sort of is)

Milk (sort of is too)

Dollar store vegetable oil

not much else

Vegetables

Carrots

Celery

Onions

Green Onions

those dandelions growing in the curbside

“Sauces”

Ketchup

Mustard

Relish

Mcds Chicken sauce

Pepper

Salt

So with that in mind, a plethora of recipes can be made if you are creative.

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