If you have not checked out the $5 Dinner blog you owe it to yourself and your wallet to do it now. Erin Chase has so many great ideas on how to feed a family of 4 for $5 a meal. Yes you read that right. Feed a family of 4 for $5 a meal. Well I don’t know about you but I’m spending way more than that. She even cooks gluten free and casein free. You can also find in the news. Click here to view her 3 segments on Fox News, they’re really great. Such composure even after Pauly Shore the comedian joins in.
Right now she has challenged us to share our $5 meals on Mondays. Well I have not actually cost out my Mexican Casserole but it has to be close. Maybe she can figure it out for us. I used leftover cooked turkey so I figure that was already counted on a previous meal. The refried beans are $1.49 a can and the tortillas were $3.47 for a package of 12 but I only used 3. The salsa was $4.49 for the whole jar but I only used half and the vegan cheese that I used 1 slice from was $3.99 for 8 slices. I use the Galaxy Nutritional Brand which has a coupon for $1 off. Yeah coupons! Print it out so you can lower your grocery bill.
So what about you? Can you make your dinners for $5? Do you know how much you are spending on your meals? These days it pays to know, literally. Check out $5 Dinners and see what’s on the menu.