21 responses

  1. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    July 23, 2012

    What a great quick meal idea–I love it! But since I’m not following the challenge, I’ll add the soy sauce. ๐Ÿ˜€
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  2. runinboise
    July 23, 2012

    The fried rice is a good idea that I will have to try this week. Those chiken sausages are so good.

  3. Becky @ runfundone
    July 23, 2012

    That fried rice sounds de-lish!
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  4. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 23, 2012

    Great quick meal idea!

    Although you put $4.00 instead of 4 o’clock….guess you’ve got your challenge on the brain! :-p (I normally don’t care about spelling/grammatical things, I just found this one funny)
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    • Meghann
      July 23, 2012

      Ha! You’re right – that is a funny one. Great catch – I think I do have $ on the brain! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sana
    July 23, 2012

    Do you feel more or less hungry eating off of $35?
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    • Meghann
      July 24, 2012

      It’s hard to say. I miss my filling peanut butter and larger desserts, but I’m not sure if i’m just missing them or if I’m hungry for them?

  6. Julie
    July 23, 2012

    I’ve really been enjoying these posts and I love how as a result the meals are so simple – with only 4 ingredients! Probably super tasty too.
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  7. Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food
    July 24, 2012

    This looks delicious! I will definitely be making lots more simple meals like this as I watch my budget. Nice work!
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  8. j3nn
    July 24, 2012

    I love making fried rice at home, but I always have to add peas!
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  9. Lindsay
    July 24, 2012

    I’ve been curious about how you don’t seem to notice a difference (or don’t care about the difference) between frozen and fresh veggies. To me, frozen veggies are an absolute last resort or even a no go because they are mushy/waterlogged and have a lot less flavor.

    • Meghann
      July 24, 2012

      I think it depends how long the frozen vegetables have been in your freezer, how you prepare them, and what the vegetables are. In the last year I’ve really learned to embrace frozen vegetables. I wouldn’t roast them as I do fresh, but they’re easy to sneak in to things like fried rice or soup and blend well with the other textures. Also, the longer frozen vegetables have been in the freezer, the more waterlogged they are when they defrost. Some vegetables freeze better than others. Brussels sprouts are a great frozen vegetable, as are green beans, but broccoli and cauliflower tend to lose their flavor.

  10. wymberley
    July 24, 2012

    I am doing a similar challenge with Paleo/ Primal eating. I just pray the eggs stretch till next Sunday! T have had rotten luck with frozen broccoli but frozen spinach is awesome!

  11. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    July 24, 2012

    This fried rice looks delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never made fried rice at home but it’s something I always wanted to make.
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  12. Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    July 24, 2012

    Fried rice is definitely a quick and easy meal to throw together. It can be really healthy too!
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  13. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    July 24, 2012

    Haha I’m excited to see what you and derek manage to pull out of the last of your groceries!
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  14. Hellonheelshon
    July 24, 2012

    Loving that you are doing this challenge and being so creative in the process! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Gillian
    July 24, 2012

    This looks so good, and easy. That’s why I’m a huge fan of this challenge…it can prove useful for more than just “can we survive on $X.” That pattern you’ve developed is very helpful to someone like me who is looking for all those things on a regular basis! Thanks for sharing!
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  16. Erin @ erinberries
    July 24, 2012

    Such an easy dinner! Definitely going to have to try this. I’m always on the lookout for easy, cheap, but healthy recipes!
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  17. Amanda N
    July 24, 2012

    I bought some of that sausage the other day and was wondering what I’m gonna do with it. Thanks for the idea!

  18. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    July 24, 2012

    I like the easy fried rice recipe. I am also a fan of frozen organic veggies for soups and other dishes were the veggies arent the star. Its a great way to cut some $$ corners. Also, randomly I was watching Rachael Ray earlier this week and she made zucchini boats with a veggie “stuffing” and it looked awesome. Reminded me of something you might make!
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