Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Week 2 Ingredient List with Prices!

*Scroll down to see prices broken down by recipes.

All together, this week's ingredient list is...

2 heads garlic
2 onions
7 red potatoes
2 carrots
1 bunch asparagus
Romaine lettuce
red pepper
1 bunch green onions
green salad
Asiago or provolone cheese
cheddar cheese
1 3/4 lbs chicken breasts
2-3 lbs roast beef
small flour tortillas
1 pound penne rigate
1 box frozen spinach
1 can artichoke hearts in water
frozen peas
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg Lipton onion soup
2 pkg Ramen noodles
creamy peanut butter
olive oil
Black pepper
4 (14 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
4 cans chicken broth
1 can green beans
chili powder
minced onion
garlic powder
vegetable oil
red wine vinegar
soy sauce

You probably have most of these things in your pantry and freezer already! Copy down the ingredients you don't have and head to the store.

This week I shopped at Maceys.

Super Easy Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa, Corn, Broccoli

This meal cost me $1.89.
salsa (from my pantry)
cumin (from my pantry)
chili powder (from my pantry)
small flour tortillas (from my pantry)
shredded cheese ($1.00)
chips (from my pantry)
frozen corn (from my pantry)
broccoli florets (1 lb at .89/lb = $.89)

Spinach, Artichoke and Chicken Penne, Green Salad
This meal cost me $9.00.
1 pound penne rigate (from my pantry)
3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (3/4 lb at $1.89/lb = $1.42)
olive oil (from my pantry)
butter (from my pantry)
1 onion ($.28)
garlic ($.39)
Black pepper (from my pantry)
flour (from my pantry)
chicken stock (from my pantry)
cream or milk (gallon of milk $2.13)
nutmeg (from my pantry)
1 box chopped frozen spinach (from my pantry)
1 can artichoke hearts in water ($2.99)
grated Asiago or provolone cheese (provolone slices $1.79)
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (using Parmesan from my pantry)

Ham, Potato, Carrot Casserole, Green Salad, Peas
This meal cost me $1.61.
ham (from my freezer)
potatoes (from my pantry)
carrots ($.21)
1 can cream of chicken soup (from my pantry)
milk (see previous recipe)
minced onion (from my pantry)
garlic powder (from my pantry)
parsley (from my pantry)
grated Cheddar cheese (2 oz cheese = $.40)
green salad (salad kit $1.50 with .50/1 store coupon = $1.00)
frozen peas (from my pantry)

Roast Beef, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus
This meal cost me $7.68.
2-3 lbs beef pot roast (2.18 lbs at $1.98/lb = $4.32)
7 red potatoes ($1.56)
olive oil (from my pantry)
1 pkg Lipton onion soup (from my pantry)
1 bunch asparagus ($1.80)

Chinese Chicken and Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, Stirfry or Veggies and Dip
This meal cost me $5.66.
1 lb chicken breasts (1 lb at $1.89/lb = $1.89)
vegetable oil (from my pantry)
2 pkg Ramen noodles (from my pantry)
creamy peanut butter (from my pantry)
red wine vinegar (from my pantry)
soy sauce (from my pantry)
sugar (from my pantry)
Romain lettuce ($1.99)
1 red pepper ($.69)
1 cucumber ($.59)
green onions ($.50)

Tomato Soup, Toast, Green Beans
This meal cost me $1.81.
4 (14 oz) cans crushed tomatoes (from my pantry)
basil (from my pantry)
2 cans chicken broth (from my pantry)
1 onion ($.28)
garlic salt (from my pantry)
garlic ($.39)
flour (from my pantry)
milk (see earlier list)
bread ($1.39 loaf with a $.25/1 bakery coupon = $1.14)
1 can green beans (from my pantry)

My total cost for these six dinners comes to $27.65.

I spent the rest of my budget stocking up on Campbell's Minestrone soup (Grandpa's favorite), Frosted Mini Wheats, yogurt, extra chicken to freeze, cheese, fruits and veggies for breakfast and lunch, and extra bread to freeze.

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