Friday, February 6, 2009

Expensive and Free

What a weird title huh?!

Last nights dinner was a bit on the expensive side. We had steaks and corn on the cob.

Steaks were $7.75 and corn I'm estimating maybe $1.25 since we used about half a bag.

$9 total.

Tonight we are having leftover soup. Since I added the entire total in my last post I'm putting this down as FREE! YAY!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Recipe

We tried a new recipe tonight for cheesy veggie soup. It made such a HUGE batch of soup. I have several containers left of it that I froze and some saved for lunch. Its expensive by the whole but when I use it up as leftovers it will help the cost.

Frozen Hasbrowns~$1.93
California Veggies~$1.19
4 Bouillon Cubes~50¢ (??)
Velveeta (store brand) $3.99
2 cr. of mushroom soups~98¢

Total is $6.82.

Adding in a few more days

Monday's nights dinner was OH so gourmet! NOT! LOL But I remind myself I don't have to cook elaborate meals often...we just need to eat not to be hungry.

Hot Dogs and Buns~$1.50 ish
Green Beans~50¢


Last night we had Spaghetti and Garlic Bread.

Garlic Bread~$1.50


Tonight I'm trying a new recipe called Cheesy Vegetable soup. I'll be back later with totals!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Playing Catch-Up

I haven't been posting, but I have been keeping track. I had a horrible cold which is still lingering and then the lovely snowstorm we had.

Thursday we had spaghetti.

Garlic Bread~$1.50

Friday I made a taco casserole that we love.

Tortilla chips crushed for the crust~50¢
Taco Seasoning~30¢
Cheddar Soup~$1.49

Saturday I made a HUGE batch of chili. I was able to freeze several family size containers for future dinners and a a few smaller containers for hubby to take to work.

Green Peppers~$2
3 cans of beans~$1.50
2 cans of tomatos~$1.50
Crackers and cheese~.50¢

Super Bowl Sunday we went to my sisters house to eat so nothing there.

New total for all those meals=$15.73

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday's Night Dinner

We are in the midst of a winter snow/ice storm. So what better way to keep warm than with a big ol' pot of soup.

I'm trying a new recipe from Taste of Homes Quick Cooking 2003. Its chicken enchilda soup. I'll post back if we like it. It looks...interesting...but smells yummy.


Chicken Breast (I boiled and diced) $1
Fiesta Nacho Soup $1.42
Cream of Chicken 49¢
Milk (actually calculated this time!) 39¢
Enchilada Sauce $1.14
Green Chiles 67¢


We should be able to get several meals out of this but if and when we eat up l.o.'s I will just use it as a zero total instead of trying to calculate how much, what cost, etc.

Monday Monday

Last night we had chicken pot pie. Hmmmm so yummy.

I took 2 chicken breasts that I had bought on sale ($3.99 a bag) so I'm estimating maybe a $1 for that. 1 can veg all (55¢) 2 cans cr. of chicken (98¢) and a handful of shredded cheese (maybe 50¢) and put it into a pie crust ($1.52).

$4.55 total.

Tonights dinner is a new recipe that I will have to look at and cost later.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday night food

Nothing fancy here tonight. Me and Little Man are eating leftovers. Dh is eating a can of french onion soup that I'll add cheese and bread too.


$1.25 total.