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This week's frugal meal is bbq chicken sandwiches, corn on the cob, and "mousse" for dessert. (mine are all for 4 servings, you will need to adjust if you have more/less)
You will need:
one package of hamburger buns .89
1# boneless or 2-2.5 # with bones chicken 1.00-2.29 (depending on cut, color, etc--cheapest if you buy a whole bird and debone yourself before [or after] cooking--it can be as little as 1.00 for the meat if you separate this way. ).
1/2 bottle of cheapie bbq sauce .50
one package cheapie sugar free pudding (I get sugar free, I guess you don't have to! ) .33
1/2 tub of cheapie lite whipped cream .45
1.5 c milk (I use skim) .30 (less if you use powdered, reconstituted)
4 ears of corn 1.00
total cost for meal and dessert, for four: 4.47-5.76
for the dessert: put milk in mixing bowl and add the pudding mix. Beat with whisk or electric mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping and separate to individual dishes. Put in refrigerator. If you want to, you can crumble up some cookies and top with it--oreos or hydrox or generics, or chocolate chip... not necessary, though--it's really yummy plain.
sandwiches: cook chicken however you want. It can be boiled or baked. Then debone if need be, and put in saucepan. Add half the bottle of bbq sauce and about 1/4 c water. Simmer and shred (occasionally) chicken as it simmers.
boil/steam your corn after peeling.
After the corn's done and the chicken is shredded, serve your chicken with the buns and the corn. Easy and cheap. Makes a yummy summertime meal on the porch with the kiddos. And the dessert is low fat/low cal.