Today is the first day of the challenge over at Ellie's. I am keeping meal, dessert and drinks under$5 for 5 people. The 5th person (our Mother's helper, KK) will be over a lot this week, getting ready for the party this weekend.
Here is what is on the menu:
Hamburger pasta with mushrooms
Honey baked apples
Iced sweet tea and milk
Now, let's break down the cost.
3/4# ground chuck $1.49 (reduced $1.99#)
hb helper $1 on sale -$.25 coupon =$.75
can of mushrooms from Aldi $.49
2 boxes corn bread muffin mix $.88-$.55 coupon=$.33
green beans (canned from garden)=free
cream corn (corn frozen from garden)=free
apples and honey (from our bees and orchards)=free
milk (for the boys 24oz.) $.75
iced sweet tea (24 count family size $1 on sale-$.50 coupon) (one box makes 8 gallons) plus sugar =$.25 for 3 lg. glasses full
milk for hb helper, muffins and corn $.50
butter for muffins and corn $.20
oil and salt for green beans $.15
Grand total: $4.91
I thought that was good. How did your first meal go? How low did you go?