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June 18, 2019 / By Ceara
Question: Okay, me and three (possibly four) friends are going to galveston for a week in june 12th-18th. I'm trying to figure out how much the trip will cost me, so i can save as much money possible. I figured out that with the route im taking, it'll be 230.43 miles all the way there. My car gets around 27 miles per gallon. Tell me if this is right, it would cost me approx $40 to get there? $80 to get there and back? im adding a few dollars to it just to be safe. Next, I'm paying my share of the house ($75). I've got those basically figured out. Now, the thing I'm having trouble with is the food and the price of it and what type of meals to make. My friends want lots of ramen, but i do want to make dinner. I need 7 days worth of meals. something thats really cheap, and can last a while. maybe stuff that can go with rice? I have this rice+ground meat+mushroom soup mix that is good and lasts. plus get beef stew+rice. sandwhiches. is there maybe one or two other cheap meals you can tell me about? Needs to feed about 5 people. And can you tell me how much it would cost? We are a group of starving art students.. just trying to get in some vacation time before school starts.. but i am seriously running low on cash.
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Annemarie Annemarie | 7 days ago
Check out the foods I list and the links I give in this previous answer, etc: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_PMbdv4L... http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?... And these links too since you're talking about making meals for 4-5 people: http://www.google.com/search?q=budget+family+meals My suggestion would be to actually plan 3 meals per day plus snacks and drinks (or water) for the days you'll be gone (changing that for any time in the car, or away from your food depending on how you'll be spending your time once there) with some of the recipes suggested in the links above (most recipes tend to serve 4 average adults** unless they say fewer servings or more). Then make a list fo everything you need and the quantity, go the store, and actually price what you'll need for those meals (don't need to buy them at this point, but be aware sales you might see may not be available later). Don't forget to add tax for the items you'll pay tax on. Youll also want to take enough pots/pans/dishes/cups/plastic wrap, salt/pepper/etc, to make whatever you have in mind (depending on what kind of house you'll stay in), as well as bowls/bags/etc to store leftovers in the frig to eat for later meals and snacks. Be sure and get as many of those things and foods as possible from your various homes to save money too. **young males may eat more, or want to eat more Maybe my math is wrong, but it seems like a round trip would be more like almost $100 in gas if you're paying the current national average of $4 per gallon...but maybe you're paying less. Don't forget too that you'll only get the best mileage on highways at 55 mph with no slow downs and a flat grade... cities will be less and up and down will be less. Sometimes gas is more expensive near "vacation" places too so try and buy it well outside those areas when you can. Good luck!
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Annemarie Originally Answered: Cheap birthday party ideas with 20 people?
What I did was go on walks and have them bring money to buy something go shopping or to the movies/ eating and have them pay or whatever it will take longer with that many people. Put on some music and dance or go outside and play ghost in the graveyard(hide and go seek at nIght) Also you can have pillow fights or you can just chill out play truth or dare or put topics and questions in a bowl you choose them and go in a circle in order and they have to answer it truthfully also have party favors that always makes them happy. Otherwise I'd just do what they want. HoPed I helped!
Annemarie Originally Answered: Cheap birthday party ideas with 20 people?
how about a cookie and cup cake decorating party? Have cookies and cup cakes made ahead of time. Just get in some decorating supplies for them, icing, jimmies, food coloring etc - you guys could put on your favorite music and decorate away. also at craft stores you can buy cheap beads and elastic bands and you girls could make braclets. You can go with your mom to pick out beads you would like to use. maybe you could also buy cheap headbands and you guys could hot glue jewel tone beads on them.

Wynn Wynn
Meats to use with various simple rice dishes. Slice a package of hot dogs, a pound of bacon (drain the fat), package of ground turkey. Tomato sauce (pasta dishes), mushroom soup (also for rice dishes). Loaf of sandwich bread: Fried egg sandwiches (with mayonnaise), tuna sandwiches. If vegetables at the produce market are reasonably priced, you can toss fry sliced hot dogs, bacon, or ground meet with one or more vegetables (squash of broccoli etc.)
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Shaye Shaye
Here are a couple of casseroles that we like. COMPANY TUNA BAKE 1-4oz. package of cream cheese 1 tbsp. mustard 1 can mushroom soup ¼ cup milk 1 tin flaked tuna 1 cup cooked macaroni 1 tbsp. finely chopped (or grated) onion or just use onion flakes Soften cream cheese and blend in soup (I find it blends better if I microwave the cheese for 20 seconds to soften it) Stir in remaining ingredients and spoon into a casserole dish. Topping ½ cup bread crumbs 2 tbsp butter or margarine Melt butter or margarine in the microwave spoon in the bread crumbs and stir until they are coated with the butter. Sprinkle on top of the casserole Bake @375 for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated thoroughly. SAUSAGE CASSEROLE 12-14 breakfast sausages 1 ½ cups uncooked macaroni 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese ½ cup milk ½ tsp. prepared mustard ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper Fully fry sausages. Arrange in the bottom of a casserole dish or baking pan. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot. Reserve ¾ cup of cheese and add remaining cheese and all other ingredients to the macaroni in the pot. Mix and spread over sausages. Sprinkle with reserved ¾ cup of cheese. Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and it is hot and bubbly If you doubled these recipes they should feed everybody You could also make meatball stew Mix up meatballs--I use 1/2 a package of onion soup, an egg and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs to 1 1/2 pounds of hamburger. Make them small--the kids could help. Place on a cookie sheet and put in a 350 oven for about 15-20 minutes Set the meat balls aside. Pour off grease and deglaze the pan with a bit of water into a large pot of mixed vegetables add enough beef broth to cover the vegetables. Add a couple of bay leaves and salt and pepper and any other spices you like in stew. Cook covered until the vegetables are half done and then add in the meatballs and continue cooking until the veggies are fork tender. You can thicken the juice with a mixture of corn starch and water made into a paste and then serve. As for your sanity--pick out some household chores write them down and post them where the kids can see them. Next to it post a list of rules of the house that you make out. Point them out to the kids and tell them that this is a special time so rules are necessary. Tell them you expect them to get along and anyone breaking the rules will be given a chore to do. If they are too little for chores give them a time out in a special place
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Shaye Originally Answered: Simple menus/ meals that feed about 50?
I have a cookbook called The Church Kitchen Handbook by Marilee Mullin-Marshall and Virginia Meers which contains recipes and menus, planning and equipment, staffing and volunteers and buffet serving in large quantities. The cookbook tells how many servings there are per unit or weight. For instance 10 pounds of noodles will make 200 servings - family style and 7 pounds of rice will serve 100. Here are some Menus they recommend: Buffet for 50: Tossed salad (6 pounds) Herb and Oil Salad Dressing (1 pint) Pear and Cream Cheese (1/2 recipe) Relish Plate 2 pounds carrot sticks; 5 bunches radishes; 5 bunches green onions Pickles and olives Freckled Rolls (1/2 recipe) Parsley Buttered Potatoes Gravy Carrots Julienne (7 pounds) Chocolate Paradise Cake (1/2 recipe Coffee - Tea - Milk Some sample menus they list for Brunches are: For Men - 1/2 Broiled Grapefruit with Cherry Garnish Scrambled Eggs Lil' Smokie Sausages Biscuits Butter and Jam Coffee and Orange Juice For Women - Cheese Souffle Virginia's Sour Cream Coffee Cake Sausage Orange Slice Garnish Coffee and Pineapple or Grapefruit Juice For Luncheons: For Men - Virginia's Meat Loaf Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Tossed Green Salad Green Beans with Crisp Onion Rings Oatmeal Cookies For Women - Salad Bar Three Dressings Crusty Rolls and Butter Fantastic Apple Macaroon Torte or Spinach Souffle Lettuce Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Slivered Toasted Almonds Banana Bread and butter Fruit Crisp And for Kids' Lunches: Kids Favorite Meat Rolls Carrot Sticks Potato Chips Rocky Road Pudding Milk or Do-It-Yourself Tacos Refried Beans Brownies Milk or Hot Dogs Macaroni Salad Jello with Fruit Chocolate Milk Hope that helps. This book has recipes for 100 for Clam Chowder, Corn Chowder, Golden Cheese Soup, Old English Leek and Potato Soup, Oxtail Soup, Portuguese Bean Soup, and Vegetable soup. All the roll recipes serve between 100 and 200 people. There is a recipe called Calico Cuts under Eggs and Cheese that serves 25 so you could double it. Each slice is 4 x 6 inches. Here is the recipe: 20 eggs 2 quarts evaporated milk 2 T salt 3 T celery seed 2 1/2 c chopped pimiento 10 pounds cheese, shredded 1 1/2 T black pepper Bisquick Mix Beat eggs; add remaining ingredients. Roll out a thin crust from Bisquick mix and place it in a pan measuring 26 x 17". Pour egg mixture on top of this. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375º. Lots of meat recipes but all serves 100. Recipes like Tenderloin Tips in Mushroom Sauce, Best-Ever Baked Swiss Steak, Barbecue Beef - Country Style, Braised Short Ribs with Zippy Sauce, Swedish Meatballs, Meatloaf, Piggy Beef Bake, Oriental Beef and Peppers (Chinese Pepper Steak), Old World Cornish Pastry, Chili, Lamb, Hungarian Pork - Hunter Style, Pork Chow Mein, Ham Loaf, Corn and Frank Escallop, Veal Parmesan, Veal Marengo, Veal Roma, Veal Tres Elegant and Swiss Veal. Lots of chicken recipes - Baked Chicken Quarters, Chicken Pineapple, Chicken Parmesan, Dijon Chicken, Elegant Glazed Chicken, Sweet-Sour Chicken, Indian Curried Chicken, Lemon Chicken but again all recipes serve 100. They have 4 seafood recipes. Under the desserts it says 1 rectangular pan serves 48 when cut 8 x 6. Eighteen (8") pecan pies will serve 108 people. Twelve pies, 10 inches each and 8 slices per pie will serve 96. Four 12 x 20 x 2" pans will serve 100-120 when filled with cake. Hope some of that information helps you.

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