- Homemade pizza, side salad $2.70
- Penne and vodka sauce, side salad $1.12
- Homemade waffles, homemade apple syrup, fruit $1.52
- Taco soup $4.65
- Grilled cheese sandwiches and leftover salad or soup $0.27
- Side salads (whenever): $4.80
*I just realized I included the price of the green pepper twice (I included the total price in the salad, but I have 1/3 of it alloted for the pizza. So, I cut $0.56 off the week’s total.
I’m using romaine hearts, green peppers, cucumber, carrots and dressing this week. The total cost of all veggies was $5.36. I’ll use some of the carrots for other meals (and might freeze them), and some green pepper for my pizza. It’ll all be consumed this week. I don’t want to break down the cost per salad, so I’ll just add this to the week’s total.
Homemade pizza with:
mozzarella cheese $0.90
green pepper $0.56
marinara sauce (we’ll just use half a jar or so) $0.38
Total: $2.40. I am still deciding on what recipe to use for the crust (I don’t have a breadmaker right now, so I’m looking for hand recipes. I do have a Kitchen Aid mixer though, if I can make it in that). I don’t expect the crust to cost more than .30 though. Let’s say the pizza will cost $2.70, for now.
Penne and vodka sauce
I got a box of penne for .69. I expect we’ll use half-3/4 of the box. So, $0.23-$0.35. The sauce I got on sale for $0.77.
Waffles and apple syrup, fruit
I bought a box of mix for $1.19. We’ll probably use 1/3 of the box, so $0.40 plus maybe $0.20 in oil.
Apple syrup: $0.17 for the sugar, plus $0.30 for the juice= $0.47
I only have canned fruit right now. Let’s say we eat the oranges for $0.45.
Meal total: $1.52
I haven’t tried this before, but it sounds delicious. I’m going to make some slight changes to the recipe.
1 pound lean ground beef $1.99
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans $0.39
1 can (11 to 15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained $0.39
1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes $0.45
1 envelope taco seasoning (I don’t have a packet. I’m going to make my own. It will cost pennies) $0.04
1 (28 oz) can tomatoes $0.90
1 sm can chopped chile peppers (4 ounces) -I’m omitting. Don’t have it
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans $0.49
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing-I don’t have it. It costs $1.50 or so to buy. I’m just going to use a squirt of bottled ranch, and add some extra garlic powder.
Grilled cheese sandwiches, leftover taco soup, remaining salad
$0.12 for the bread, maybe $0.15 for the cheese. Leftovers are already accounted for in previous meals.
For you new folks to my blog, welcome! This menu feeds myself and my husband. We eat cereal, oatmeal or waffles for breakfast. Lunches are leftovers from whenever, or a simple sandwich, applesauce, yogurt, veggies, whatever we have on hand.
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