This week at the Prosser kitchen, I am serving some very frugal beef stroganoff, tofu stuffed peppers (hey – quit making that ewww face every time I mention tofu!), and yummy BBQ chicken in the crockpot. The beef stroganoff is especially frugal because of the the great Harris Teeter coupons that I posted about on Friday. Check out the cost breakdown of the meal below.
What’s on your menu this week?
Fruit (depends on what is on sale starting Wednesday)
Leftover pasta salad
Not quite sure yet
Here is the cost breakdown of the beef stroganoff meal. I am double batching this crockpot dish and will freeze half to use another night in the next few weeks.
2 lbs Beef Stew Meat: on sale at Harris Teeter for $1.99/lb AND I used 2 of the $1 off $2 purchase coupons from the Harris Teeter coupons that I posted about on Friday. They were in the paper and only good through Sunday. I bought 2 packages that were each just over 1 lb. I used 2 coupons so my total for 2 lbs was $2.00 ($1.00/lb – a great price!). Total cost for this meal since I am freezing ½ = $1.00
Progresso Beef Broth: Bought carton on sale with coupon a couple months ago for .50. Used ½ of carton. Total cost for this meal since I am freezing ½ = .13
1 onion, sliced - .25. Total cost for this meal since I am freezing ½ = .13
8 oz Sour Cream - .50 on sale with coupon. Using ½ for this meal = .25
½ cup Flour to thicken - Free (flour was free at HT months ago with sale and .75 printable coupon)
2 Bay leaves, Garlic Powder and pepper to taste = .25 approximately. Total for this meal = .13
No Yolks Egg Noodles = FREE (noodles were free with a coupon and e-Lowe’s discount at Lowe’s Foods a few weeks ago.)
Green Giant Sugar Snap Peas = .50 on sale with coupon at various stores in last couple weeks
½ Cantaloupe = on sale last week for $1.50 for whole cantaloupe = .cost for this meal .75
Milk for kids to drink = .25
Total cost for this meal = $3.14
This is one of our favorite meals to eat when green or red peppers are on sale. This week Harris Teeter has some large green peppers on sale for .99 each. There are many variations on stuffed peppers. I usually make them with tofu or crumbled veggie burgers as a hearty vegetarian meal. They are also great with cooked chicken or ground beef. Steam the peppers in the microwave to soften and lesson cooking time in the oven.
Stuffed Red Peppers
Garlic powder and pepper: $.05
Cost per serving: $1.63
**We usually have 1 stuffed pepper left over to share for lunch the next day since most of us don’t eat an entire stuffed pepper at one meal (as much as I might like to eat a whole one!). The total cost for the dinner meal ends up being closer to $5.54 ($1.38 per person) since we only use 3 stuffed peppers for dinner.