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While New York is celebrated for Chinese food on every corner, Los Angeles is abundant in Thai carryout. It is perhaps my favorite lazy dinner, but as cheap as each dish is (sometimes as little as $5
), it adds up and can break the budget.
We've made our own Pad Thai at home, using a jar of pre-made sauce but, although it was delicious, we didn't really find it to be much of a savings. Curry, on the other hand, is incredibly easy to make at home and can be very inexpensive. After years of experimenting, I've settled on a favorite meal of curried chicken/tofu, broccoli, and rice. You can, of course, substitute as you like.
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