Breakfast: 1/3 cup of oatmeal and hot water
Yes, it was a little blah but the larger container will provide 16 servings, breakfast for over half the month at a cost of $0.20 per day for breakfast.
Snack: 1 apricot $0.11 each
Love these suckers, so juicy and sweet! Bought in bulk and they’re just now ripening.
Lunch & Dinner: Roasted chicken and vegetables
Recipe is from Leanne Ely, author of Saving Dinner and this recipe can be found on her website: www.savingdinner.com it’s called the Rubber Chicken. Personally, I don’t like gravy so I simply ommited that step and will use the stock later in the week for Chicken Tortilla Soup.
1/2 onion $0.12
1/2 celery $0.75
1/4 carrots $0.33
Three potatoes included in the roasting pan with the chicken, the rest were mashed with the milk. I did get these free because they were a sprouting, wrinkly mess but they turned out really good once I cut out the bad parts.
Lesson Learned: Don’t turn down free food!
Today’s food cost: $8.70 (but the chicken and vegetables will stretch out for several more meals)