Friday, January 4, 2013

Frugal Feasting Friday

Can you believe it?  It has been forever since I posted a Frugal Feasting Friday.

This evening we had boneless "shake-n-bake" pork chops, au gratin potatoes and black eyed peas.  This meal for a family of 4 cost only $4.88 OR $1.22 per person.  Here are my money saving tips for this meal.

My first area of savings comes from purchasing an entire pork loin for $17.48 and then slicing the pork loin myself into 27 boneless chops thus, costing only $.65 each.
I also used homemade shake-n-bake at .$.28 per batch.  One batch coats 4 pork chops or 4 pieces of chicken.
By purchasing potatoes and cheese on sale, growing our onions and using homemade cream of anything soup mix, the au gratin potatoes cost only $.29 per serving.
I purchased the black eyed peas in a bulk bag at 5 pounds for $4.00 (yeah, any southerners reading this will find that price outrageously expensive but, that is more than a 50% savings up here in eastern Montana).  Adding a few chunks of ham, an onion and some spices the black eyed peas are only $.21 per serving.

Do you have any money saving ideas for meals you'd like to share?


  1. Mrs. A,

    Yes, I had a nice large pork loin in the freezer that I purchased this summer AND I took your advice and sliced it into pork chops.

    Love you,


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