The past five days manfriend and I have been “dining on dollars.” As I stated in my previous post, we made a shopping list for five days worth of dinners. The total cost for the five days was $32.24. Let’s take a look at our meals.
Meal one on Friday- Pasta with spinach and Parm. Side of broccoli, Brussels, and carrots.
Meal two on Saturday- Nachos! With chips, cheese, beans, Fage, avocado, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, beefless beef, and salsa.
Meal three on Sunday- Gnocchi with cheese, broccoli, Brussels and carrots.
Meal four on Monday- Quesadillas with spinach, tomatoes, salsa, Fage, avocado, beans, and cheese.
Today’s meal was switched up breakfast style because we are currently on the road to Portland. Meal five this morning- eggs with the rest of the spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheese. Roasted potatoes, fried plantains, and a PB infested piece of toast.
Everything we ate aside from the eggs, potatoes, toast and plantains was purchased on day one and included in the $32.24 total. We still have half a bag of Brussels, half a bag of carrots, and one of the two bell peppers left. Operation dining on dollars was a great success. For my reward I plan to buy a dozen donuts from Voodoo donuts in Portland Oregon.
I have been dreaming of these donuts since I saw them on both the food network AND the cooking channel!
Q: Do you plan your meals ahead of time, or do you eat day by day?