For example, boil whole chicken. While its cooking, make a dough of eggs and flour. Combine eggs with flour, roll out the dough, slice it in to noodle sized pieces, & when the chicken is done cooking, shred the chicken meat, then put the meat and noodles back in the water that the chicken was boiled in, and you've got dumpling style chicken noodle soup. Been making this for years. I may add salt to the broth, but those are the only ingredients I've ever used. I eyeball the measurements. Never had a bad batch. My grandma passed the knowledge to my mom, and they always called it Depression soup. I'm assuming because Grandma weathered the Great Depression on this type of food. What are your recipes for similar cheap meals?