What’s for dinner?

I was a little uninspired for dinners this week. We had a couple repeats but we did try something new. It was out of a box, and it was gross. I don’t think I would make it again, even if it was for free. 🙂

Here’s what we ate….

Chicken & Mushrooms– I had previously tried this with the new Progresso starters but I changed it up a little and made it even better.

Chicken & Mushrooms Revised

2 Chicken breasts- $1.99/lb= $3.98
1 onion – $0.25
1/2 pack sliced baby Bella mushrooms – $1
Can of Progresso recipe starters – on sale $1.33- $0.50 (doubled) coupon= $0.33
Pennsylvania dutch egg noodles – on sale $0.88 – $1/2 coupon = $0.38
Salt, pepper, seasoning – on hand
Total price: $5.94

Steak & Potatoes- This is a classic. I simply grill up a steak, bake potatoes, and serve with grilled onions and green beans.
London broil Steak – on sale $1.88/ lb = $3.66

Steak & Potatoes

1 onion – $0.25
4 potatoes – $1.99/ 5 lb bag = $0.50
Libby’s green beans – on sale 4/$3 – $1/4 coupon = $0.50
Total price: $4.91

Breakfast for Dinner – As I have mentioned before, our family loves breakfast for dinner. This week we had pancakes, eggs, sausage, and hash browns.

Breakfast for Dinner

Eggs – $1.00/12 = $0.50
Jones Dairy Farms Sausage – $1.67- $1 coupon= $0.67
Cascadian Farms hash browns – $2.69 – $0.85 (doubled) = $0.99
ShopRite complete pancake mix – $1.99
Total cost: $4.15

Chicken Noodle soup – This is another one of our favorites and is a repeat.  Here is the link for a recipe.

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts- 2 lbs @$1.99/ lb = $3.98
  • Earthbound Farms organic carrots – $0.99 – $0.75 manf coupon from their website (doubled) = free
  • Earthbound Farms organic celery- $1.49 – $0.75 manf coupon from their website (doubled) = free
  • 1/2 pack sliced mushrooms- $1.99/ pack = $1
  • 1 onion – $0.30
  • 4 tsp bouillon – $1.29 for 28 tsp  = $0.20
  • 1/2 bag of Wacky Mac Vegetable Pasta – on sale for $0.88, I bought 2 and used $1/2 printed manf coupon, final cost $0.38
  • salt, pepper, garlic – on hand

Total cost: $5.86

Lemon chicken helper– This was the box meal we tried. It’s one of those complete meal things that you just have to add chicken. We tried it and we are not fans. When you think of lemon chicken, you have certain expectations. This fell very short of our lowest expectations.

Chicken Helper

2 Chicken breasts- $1.99/lb = $3.98
Lemon chicken helper – on sale 3/$4. Used $0.75/3 coupon= $0.83
Total cost – $4.81

Total cost for the week: $25.67

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