I received this email from reader Laura and LOVED it. She had family over for dinner tonight and cooked up a great and inexpensive meal. It’s so fun to break it down and figure out exactly how much you spent on the meal.
This is something that we do in our house almost every night at dinner. I figure it out and make everyone guess. Now they just start with $1.00 because they figure it’s got to be low.
What was so great about Laura’s meal was that she feed 9 people and even included desert. Here is what she said:
My extended family unexpectedly came for dinner tonight…9 of us for dinner. Final cost–about $5.
2 boxes of Ronzoni pasta .40(2)$0.80
2 jars Classico sauce .80(2)$1.60
2 lbs ground turkey for meatballs $0.58
green beans from costco–maybe $2.00
add in some parmesian cheese, garlic, onions and olive oil…a box of brownies for dessert $0.20
(I’m not counting the cost of the wine!)
This is the reason I’m shopping with coupons!
How awesome is that!! That comes to $0.55 per person.
Do you calculate the cost of your meals each night? What’s the lowest you’ve spent on a meal (including meat)?