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Help me make dinners!

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Here is my pantry inventory. There is not much. I also have NO meat at all. I used the last of it for tonights dinner. I have only a few dollars left in cash. If it comes down to it, I will cash my change jar in for groceries.

1 Huge Can of Cream of Chicken soup with wild rice
4 boxes of varied pasta
1 box of jumbo pasta shells
several bottles of different salad dressings and marinades
1 jar of salsa verde
3 jars of pasta sauce
1 can of cajun style red beans
1 can of minestrone soup
1 can of tomato paste
several bottles of BBQ sauce
1 can diced jalapenos
3 jars of Peanut butter
1/2 a bag of rice
plain couscous
1/2 bag of tortilla chips
flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking soda, etc.

I also have some lipton rice sides and pasta sides all different flavors

In the freezer/fridge I have mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, eggs, and tons of bread.

Any suggestions?
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You can make macaroni & cheese
2 c. Milk
1/4c. Flour
2 tbsp. Butter/margarine
2 tbsp. Chopped Onion
1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard Powder
1 c. Sharp Cheddar (grated)
2-3 c. Macaroni
Bread Crumbs
Melted Butter

Melt butter in saucepan. Add onions, cook until soft (not brown). Add flour & mustard, and a bit of pepper. Stir to form paste. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Keep stirring on low until sauce thickens. Add grated cheese. Add sauce & cooked macaroni to casserole dish and mix well. Top with buttered bread crumbs.
Bake 350º about 1/2 hour.
You could put the tortilla chips on a plate and top them with the beans, jalapeño and cheese and bake them in the oven, then dip in the salsa.

Cook some potatoes in the microwave until they are soft, then slice them up and fry them with some onion. You could have eggs with them, although I've had times where the potatoes were the whole meal.

You can make fresh biscuits and eat them with the canned soup (people seem to mind the canned soup less if it comes with fresh baked goods).
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