## Friday, June 08, 2007

### Doing the Math - Meals on Friday, June 8th

Breakfast today was 2 bananas (\$0.25) & a glass of milk (\$0.50) for me. Hubby does not like breakfast, however, he does drink soda each morning (\$0.25). Total = \$1.00

Lunch for both of us was a microwave burrito (\$0.25), some cucumber slices (0.50), and some ranch dip (0.25) Total = \$1.00

Hubby drinks a lot of tea and water during the day. We figure that it costs us roughly \$0.25 for two quarts of tea. He drinks about \$0.75 worth of tea each day Total = \$0.75

I am going to start "doing the math" on our meals. Tonight I fed Hubby & myself, KK had half of a potato, and we have enough sloppy joes for lunch tomorrow AND about 18 half potatoes left for later meals.

Sloppy Joes -
• 1 pound of ground meat - \$1.50
• 1 packet of seasoning - Free (from the free grocery thing) but if I had bought it, we would have spent \$0.50
• hamburger buns - \$0.50
Total for Sloppy Joes - \$2.50 or \$0.42 per sandwich (with the full cost of the freebies)

Twice Baked Potatoes -
• 5 pounds of potatoes - \$2.00 (26 halves)
• Container of sour cream - \$1.50
• Cheese - \$0.50
• Real bacon bits - Free (from the free grocery thing) but if I had bought it, we would have spent \$0.50 for 1/3 of the bottle
Total for Potatoes - \$4.50 or \$0.18 for each half (with the full price of the freebies)

This means that dinner cost \$7.00

Our totals for today's meals/beverages is \$9.75. I guess that is a pretty good number considering all of the leftovers. I really would like for our total to be \$5.00 or less.

#### 1 comment:

Meredith said...

Yes! Good job!
While we all have room for improvement, just think what two extra-value meals would cost.