I just made an awesome dinner for three for $12

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    Ingredients bought (the $12 part):

    boneless chicken breast
    french bread
    corn on the cob

    stuff we already had that I used:

    tomatoes
    parmesan cheese (really wanted mozzerla but didnt have any)
    olive oil
    salt/pepper/lemon pepper
    taraggon

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    olive oil the stove pan, put on the chicken peices cut iin half long ways (skinnier pieces since chicken doesn't have much natural flavor), grinded on sea salt and black pepper, sprinked a good bit of lemon pepper and sprinkled on thoroughly the dried tarragon. flipped a couple times until done.

    dehusked the corn and boiled it.

    cut the french bread long ways, brushed with olive oil, ground sea salt and black pepper on it, chopped tomatoes and spread across bread, popped in oven, after a couple minutes, took out oven, sprinkled on cheese evenly, oven cooked until cheese melted

    end result: good tasting meal for about $12
     
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    Nice job!

    I'm making a cheap eats dinner tonight, everything already on hand:

    Salmon Patties:
    - Canned salmon, cleaned and flaked
    - Diced onion
    - Minced bell pepper
    - Bread crumbs
    - Egg
    - Salt & Pep

    Mix, shape, fry in a bit of oil.

    Served with steamed green beans and garlic bread made from leftover sourdough.

    Mucho Simple.
     
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    nice, I really want to get into cooking salmon, but I haven't smoked anything before so I have been hesitant.
     
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    I've never tried smoking salmon. Grilled fresh filets are wonderful.
     
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    you just take the cuts from the store and throw them on the grill? I will have to look up some proper seasoning if so
     
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    Here's a good simple rub (I like the combo of sweet and spicy):

    - 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    - 1 tablespoon chili powder
    - 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    - 1/8 teaspoon salt
    - 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Rub filets with olive oil then pat on some of the rub.

    You can also use a fish basket instead of just putting the salmon on the grill (sometimes it gets rather sticky).
     
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    i have a hard time keeping it lit, but i do get an excellent buzz.

    the incessant urge to swim upstream is kind of a bummer though.
     
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    that sounds good, thanks. fresh dill and olive oil is pretty good on salmon too.
     
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    You're forgetting the spawning part once you get there.

    ;)
     
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    12$ Small Pizza, and a Glass of Water.

    Delicious
     

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