This week I am starting a challenge for the next month. In light of the increase cost of groceries I am challenging myself to make dinners for $7.00 or less for our family of 5. Can I do it? You will have to visit each week for the update and check out what I am making within the budget constraints.
As always on Mondays, I am linking up with I'm An Organizing Junkie for MPM.
Italian Meatballs w/Sauce
Garlic Bread sticks
Total Cost: $6.23
Quick Pepper Chicken over Rice
Total Cost: $5.79
Corn on the Cob
Total Cost: $6.13
Chicken & Veggie Alfredo
Total Cost: $6.48
Total Cost: $12.52---FAIL!
Total Cost: $4.57
To be determined. (Hubby is on his own tonight)
Total Dinner Costs 6 Nights for 5: $41.72.
Not too bad with going WAY over on the Beef Enchiladas. I figured those would send me over because of the beef and cheese being overly expensive.
For full disclosure, I will not be including butter, olive oil, spices, or condiments in the total cost since those are items that I typically do not buy every week. I will not be including the cost of milk if used in a recipe since again it is an item we always have on hand and would be hard to determine the cost for 1/4 c of milk or whatever it may be.
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