Welcome to $7 Dinners…………
Where we put our furgalista skills to the test and help you get dinner on the table for $7 or less.
We were hoping to do $5 dinners or less (Cause that’s how we roll …..Frugal) but where we live in the country….meat is sky high. It’s pretty hard to get a meal with meat on the table for $5, especially when you’re feeding a Husband, College Guy and a growing (like a weed) Teenage boy!
So we love the number 7 (it is 2017), and it is the number of perfection…plus the extra $2 allows us to get a healthy satisfying meal on the table.
We will share with you the break down for each meal. There will be many meals below $7! We will also feature budget friendly meatless meals as well, that will fall below the $7 tag!
These meals will also assume you have a fairly stocked pantry of condiments and spices.
So without further ado:
As recently posted about cooking for an army even though there are only two of us, I purchase boneless skinless family pack chicken only when it is on sale for $1.69 per pound. I am now buying two packages to make sure I always have a deal in my freezer…well look at these recent smokin’ deals. Received a $2 off coupon the already low $1.69 per pound chicken, and also just this week, for the bone in white meat chicken breast….drum roll please…$0.79 per pound…WOO HOO!!! I will use these on an evening when I get home from work, and am not in a rush to eat…the chicken breast with a bone take about 45 minutes to an hour to bake in the oven at 350 degrees…these pieces are huge!!! I will get one meal out of each piece (there are 4 pieces in the package) for both my teenage son and myself.
For this week….our recipe is….the famous Chicken Quesadillas…
1 – 1 1/2 pounds of cooked boneless skinless chicken breast ($1.69 – $2.54)
1 – 2 Joseph’s Lavish wraps ($0.60 – $1.20)
1/2 to a whole onion sauteed ($0.10 – $0.20 based on a bag from Aldi’s)
1/2 to a whole green pepper ($0.50 – $1.00)
4 – 8 ounces of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese ($0.90 – $1.79)…I shred it myself as it has no other ingredients and is less expensive
1 tablespoon of butter ($0.10)
- Cook your chicken use a lil coconut oil or butter to saute.
- Saute your onion and pepper in a lil more coconut oil or butter.
- Next is the fun part…puttin’ it all together…butter the surface of your skillet and lay the wrap down, then layer the cheese, chicken, and veggies… add a lil more cheese to the top, then flop the other half of the wrap on the top to cover that yummilicious goodness.
- Let it cook on the one side for a minute or two, then carefully flip it over to grill the other side.
Slice into 1 – 2 inch strips and serve with sour cream & salsa…all for just $4.00 – $6.93 (these prices do not include the extra savings I received from the $2 off coupon)…there is plenty of extra moolah here is you want to add some steamed broccoli…if you choose to cook the maximum amount, you will have ton of food….sssoooooooo….EAT UP!!!
KEEP TRIMMIN’ OFF Friends!!!