Thursday, April 24, 2008

Frugal Cooking Carnival

Okay here goes:
I did miss a few items for the photo.
Breakfast: Cost/per person:

Day 1-French Toast w/cinnamon & Sugar .45 each meal/person
Day 2-Egg Sandwiches .24 each meal/person
Day 3-Pancakes w/syrup .42 each meal/person

Total Cost for Breakfast: $1.11 each person for 3 days


Day 1-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches .47 each meal/person
Carrot & Celery Sticks

Day 2-Bean Tostadas w/lettuce, cheese, .52 each meal/person
sour cream, etc.

Day 3-Egg Salad Sandwiches .52 each meal/person
Potato Soup
Total Cost for Lunches: $1.74 for 3 days per person


Day 1-Potato Soup .71 each meal
Salad w/homeade dressing
French Bread
Day 2-Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken $1.35 each meal/person
Spicy Roast Potatoes or Oven Potatoes
Green Beans & Onions


Day 3-Quick Ham Casserole or Bean Soup $1.00 each/$ .85/each meal/person
Salad w/dressing

Totals for dinner: $3.06 or $2.91 with the bean soup instead


Oatmeal Cookies $1.95 for 4 dozen cookies
Banana Bread $2.36 each loaf of bread
Peanut Butter Cookies $1.80 for 2 1/2 dozen
Pretzels $1.00/bag
Apples with peanut butter $2.00 total cost
Bananas Nobody ate these, so saved the rest
Carrots & celery sticks & red pepper $2.00

Total Cost for snacks day/per person .27/day

Total for 3 days/per person .81

The number of people here varied a lot. As few as 2 for breakfast, and as many as 10 for dinner. So I will average it at 6 per meal. The snacks and desserts weren't all eaten and were shared over many days, so I am estimating that.

So the grand total for each person for 3 meals/3 days = $6.72 or $40.32 for a family of 6.


Missy said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm amazed and appreciate the great ideas!

owlhaven said...

This was great to read. Your chicken dinner looked so yummy! I had such a hard time taking nice pictures of my food!

Mary, mom to many

Linds said...

This is going to sound silly,but egg sandwiches...YUM! I used to have those growing up all the time. I don't know why I don't have them more. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

That looks liek a good salad dressing--I am the only one who eats it so I usually just splurge and buy some on sale.