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?