Cooking with Anne and Lots of Kids are hosting a 5 for $5 dinner challenge. No, running through Arby's drive through wont qualify! Plan a complete meal for 5 people for $5 or less. To join in on the fun, check it out HERE.
My menu plan is based on me buying my groceries mainly from Thriftway and will be for 5 adults.
Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Buttered Corn and for dessert Wacky Cake. Here's the breakdown.
1 lb hamburger 1.29
1 lb ground turkey 1.00 (always on sale in the 10/$10 sale)
1 egg .12
1 sm can tomato sauce .20
1 c. Italian bread crumbs .25
2 lbs potatoes .66 (on sale this week for .33 lb)
2 cans .80 (always on sale for 5 for $2.00, I usually can even get them cheaper)
Grand Total $4.32
Wanna add a dessert? I always have all the ingredients for this quick cake in my pantry. I'm not sure how to cost this out or if you have to since it's all pantry stuff.
2/3 c oil
½ c cocoa
3 c flour
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 Tbl vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 c cold water
Mix all in ungreased/unfloured pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Cool then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
So I feel confident I could serve 5 adults the above menu any day of the week for $5. The meatloaf is a big meatloaf.