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$20 - 1 Person - 1 week Can it be done?

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$20 - 1 Person - 1 week Can it be done?

sarahgw | Oct 6, 2012 10:11 AM

I've been stalking Chowhound for years now, and I often see topics on how to cook for 2 on a budget, or a family of 4 but what about the single person? I am a foodie, an I have every spice imaginable.

I am curious if you could feed a person for 1 week with $20.00. I think I could but only because I have a lot of ingredients that I've stalked up on during sales (spaghetti sauce for example). I started thinking...I could do dinner for 1 on - $20.00 but not an entire day.

So to everyone out there. What you feed 1 person for 7 days - 3 meals a day - with variety (remember foodie here) and you have to stay under $20.00

I was thinking something like:

1 Rotisserie Chicken served with rice and spinach salad
Next night make half of that into enchiladas
Next night left over chicken can become curry with rice
Next night last bit of left over chicken and rice can be made into congee
Then spaghetti w/ home made bread and noodles and spinach salad
1 pizza night (homemade of course!)
hmmmm? left over pizzia not sure

now the hard part is lunch because I don't do sandwiches and I doubt I have enough left overs to eat for lunch.

Breakfast easy
Egg White Omelet with spinach and cheese + bacon
Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes and Cheese + bacon
Pancakes from scratch
Oatmeal
Grits - Baked
Repeat any of the above.

Now for this personally the only thing I would need to buy would be chicken, and spinach everything else I had but if I had to buy everything I know it wouldn't be under $20.00....

So ........ I am open to suggestions

1 Person - 7 Days - 3 Meals a Day

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