Snacks have been tricky this week. When I built my meal plan on Tuesday, I decided to just wing it.
Here’s winging it.
I covered 1/2 a cup of oats with just enough milk to soak them, sprinkled on cinnamon, and let the concoction sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. Real overnight oats are better, but this worked for an easy snack to fill the void between lunch and dinner.
- 1/2 cup oats: $0.14 ($1.79 for container)
- milk: $0.06 ($.3.49/gl)
- Total: $0.20
Speaking of dinner…
Here’s the $1.99/lb split chicken breast I found at Publix.
Derek has this thing with bones and his food – he doesn’t like the two to mix. So before I cooked the chicken, I cut off all the meat, and saved the bones for broth (already made the broth and plan to save it for chili tomorrow night!). I cut the meat in strips, seasoned the strips with salt and pepper, and baked them for 15 minutes at 375.
Of course, plain chicken strips can be a little boring on their own, so I added just a touch of some of last night’s leftover sauce.
The pasta sauce was also a great replacement for the ketchup I was missing for the sweet potato fries.
Fresh produce can be a little pricey sometimes, so I’ve learned to rely on frozen vegetables recently. They’re a great quick grab in the store and have the same nutrients as fresh and taste just as great.
Love these steam-in-a-bag green beans from Publix.
- split chicken breast: $3.76
- 1/2 cup pasta sauce: $0.30 ($1.49 for jar)
- sweet potatoes: $1.25
- green beans: $1.39
- Total: $6.70
We each ate 1/3 of the the meal, so roughly $2.23 each.
Dessert was the other half of this morning’s mango.
- mango: $0.50
- Breakfast: None <– the boy doesn’t regularly breakfast during the week
- Lunch: Leftover lentils <– made a mistake calculating meal cost last night. Probably should have made the numbers 1/4s instead of 1/3s.
- Dinner: above
- Dessert: Granola ($0.40), Milk ($0.16) $0.56
Watched a random movie on Netflix after dinner.
A little slower and sadder than I was expecting, but overall a good movie.
Time for bed.