Help! "Eat Like an Intern" contest at work.

My wife's work is having a food contest (and I'm the cook in the house, so of course I get to make this dish).
These are the instructions: "Eat like an intern"
The entire dish has to cost no more than $10to make. I can prorate staples.

This is definitely not my forte. Anyone have any delicious ideas?

  • Posted by: nashama
  • April 15, 2015
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  • 10 Comments

10 Comments

Summer O. April 23, 2015
The Colcannon recipe on this site is a good one. https://food52.com/recipes/11988-how-we-survived-colcannon Red beans and rice (I make it without sausage sometimes) http://lonestargrassfed.com/blog1/beans-potatoes-more/treebeard’s-red-beans-rice/
 
AntoniaJames April 22, 2015
I calculated the cost of this, which I made last night with soba, napa cabbage and tofu that were all purchased at our Korean supermarket, at less than $4 for the two of us, with leftovers: https://food52.com/recipes/20710-country-style-vegetable-soup-with-fermented-black-beans-and-tofu (I also added one carrot and about 1 1/2 cup of broccoli florets.) A satisfying dinner following a vigorous hike on a cool evening. ;o)
 
AntoniaJames April 17, 2015
What's interesting about this is that it's been years since I had an income like an intern, but I rarely spend more than $10 for the two of us for our entire dinner - and we eat really well. (That's not counting Mr T's beer or wine.) ;o)
 
ktr April 18, 2015
I was thinking the same thing (although it's only been a few years since I was a resident)!
 
inpatskitchen April 18, 2015
I'm wondering if the meal has to be for more than 2 people?
 
nashama April 18, 2015
It did have to be for more than two people - it was a potluck style competition. I decided to go with the dessert I began making when I was an intern: Palmiers with vanilla whipped cream and Kahlua sauce. Just found out I came in second. Maybe next time! Thanks everyone for your help and ideas!
 
Healthline April 15, 2015
Anything that's quick and easy to make, like this veggie quesadilla: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/quesadilla-one
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx April 15, 2015
Have you read today My Broke Kitchen's column? https://food52.com/blog/12724-how-to-make-a-meal-on-five-dollars.
 
inpatskitchen April 15, 2015
Here's the link to Your Best Cheap Feast Contest. Lots of ideas!
https://food52.com/contests/330-your-best-cheap-feast
 
nashama April 15, 2015
Thanks! I hadn't seen this one.
 
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