Financial Aid

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Cheap Meals

After presenting all kinds of financial literacy materials, this section is just for fun and we plan to update this page with recipes that can be made on a college student's tight budget. If you have any ideas, please feel free to send them our way.

Sam's Simple Seven Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce

1 16 oz. can of whole tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon grape or strawberry jelly (or sugar)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
2 -3 cloves garlic minced
small onion chopped
olive oil
Sautee onions & garlic on olive oil for 60 seconds.
Add tomatoes while crushing them in your hands.
Add salt, pepper, basil, jelly or sugar
Bring to simmer , stir occsaionally and then cook on low -to medium heat for at least 20 minutes (longer the better)
Meanwhile, bring large pot of salted water to boil and add your favorite pasta, cook according to directions
Ladle SSSSSauce over pasta
Serve with Italian or French bread and small salad
Put away left over sauce in refrigerator or fereeze and cook with different pasta next time
Total cost
Tomatoes    $1.50
Pasta             .80 (half a box)
Onion             .25
Garlic             .50
Bread           2.00

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