Menu- Day One

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: 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.

Chicken $5.44
1/2 onion $0.12
1/2 celery $0.75
1/4 carrots $0.33
potatoes $1.50*
milk $0.25

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)


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