This post is part of the June Food Stamp Challenge over HERE.
Day Six on Sunday I took 3 bags of Noodles in Alfredo/Broccoli Sauce from the stockpile and used that as the base for dinner. I added leftover from last week 2 pan sauteed in EVOO chicken breasts, cut up, as well as that package of precooked chicken I bought at Weis on Saturday....together it was about 1lb. of chicken. Then I added a whole 1lb. bag of mixed veggies from the freezer. We served this casserole-y dish with leftover salad from Friday. We have 1 helping left from this meal. We even had an extra mouth to feed that meal(a teen friend of one of our teens-who ate 2 helpings!) so this 1lb. of chicken sure stretched a long way.
**The cost of the items from the stockpile--3 bags of noodle side dish & frozen vegetables--was $1.75.
Then on Day Seven(Monday)I made Beef Stew in the crockpot. I had a veggie stock in the freezer which was free from a pan of roasted veggies last fall & the leftover London Broil pieces. I put in onions & carrots(had those), 4 potatoes(had to buy Monday morning)and added a can of green beans at the end. Served this with whack crescent rolls, also already here in the fridge. There are 2 large helpings of Stew left(no rolls however).
My grocery purchase for this meal was $1.99 for the bag of potatoes.
**The cost of the items I had already--carrots, onions, green beans, rolls--was $2.65.
"Spending" for the last 2 Days....$1.75+$1.99+$2.65=$6.39.
Spent to Date....$94.30
June Food Budget Left....$316.42