Everyone knows that I love couponing and getting stuff for a great deal. While I enjoy being able to feed my family on a budget and get lots of stuff for very little money, my favorite thing is being able to be hospitable without breaking the bank. I love bringing meals to people when they are sick or have a baby or a death in the family and I love having people over to our home. I thought that I would break down how I fed 12 people today for a very reasonable amount.
I served Baked Ziti and Chicken Parmesan.
Here were my ingredients:
2 boxes whole wheat penne pasta - $1.50
1 lb 93% lean ground beef - $3.00
1 lb chicken breast tenders - $2.00
1/4 of 4 different peppers (red, orange, yellow, green) - $1.50
1/4 an onion - 13 cents
1.5 jars Ragu spaghetti sauce - $1.12
1 cans Hunt's tomato sauce - 15 cents
2 bags Kraft low-fat mozzarella cheese - $1.00
Parmesan cheese - 50 cents
Bread crumbs - 50 cents
3 egg whites - 25 cents
2 boxes New York garlic bread - $2.00
Total cost of the meal was $13.65. Not too bad. :)
PS My mother-in-law brought a beautiful salad and my sister brought yummy dessert so that helped me out even more.