Saturday, July 11, 2009

Talk about an Inexpensive Dinner!

I have made some modifications to my menu plan for this week. Tonight I needed to use up some of the garden goodies from earlier in the week. Since my kids all insist they don't like squash, I decided to try a stir-fry. I ended up with a HUGE wok full that fed all of us, with enough left over for at least 3 more servings! It was so amazingly inexpensive. Here's the breakdown:

Beef – I used the "tips" from that free whole sirloin, so free!
Celery – .25
Carrots - .20
Broccoli - .99
Squash – free from the garden
Mini corn - .59 on sale at Aldi
Corn starch – free when bought on sale with a coupon
Bouillon - .05
Various seasonings - .05
Rice - .25

The total cost of this huge dinner was $2.38!! And my kids did eat the squash, except the youngest, who insisted that she didn't eat things that had no taste. Whaddya do?? She ate two pieces because I held dessert hostage, so I guess that's something.

As for dessert? It's going to be cookies that were leftover after a work function DH had Thursday that were given to us, warmed and topped with a scoop of Breyer's ice cream I picked up for less than a dollar with a coupon last week. Still under three dollars for everything!!!!


Melissa said...

I'm pretty sure you can make squash into muffins/bread like zucchini, then wait until after it's gone to tell them what was in it! I also hide tiny pieces in spaghetti sauce, it works great on my husband!

Michelle said...

cheap, and healthy with all those veggies. can't beat it!