Yesterday I pulled out one of the half chicken breasts from the Costco frozen chicken. They are huge. A 10lb bag of chicken yields 9-10 half chicken breasts - so about a pound each. I baked it with some seasonings, lemon juice and butter and made some quinoa. So good. I was able to cut the breast and quinoa into thirds, and made 3 meals out of it. Since this made 3 meals, I calculated dinner at $.90!
For breakfast, I made a scramble using 2 eggs with ham (leftover from the slab for the split pea soup) and a little cheese. I toasted some of the crusty bread and for about $.54 had a nice breakfast sandwich.
For lunch I had some split pea soup, which cost about $.50 per serving.
I also snacked on some of the cheese and salami leftover from my girlfriend day last weekend.
And finally, I had a single very ripe banana that I needed to do something with. So I made a tiny batch of banana muffins. Flour, sugar, egg, banana, baking soda and powder and a little salt...and popped 5 muffins in the oven. This will make 5 yummy snacks from something I almost tossed (and historically would have)!
Today will be much of the same, as I use up the leftovers. I am having fun with this micro-budgeting on my food expenses.
I also stopped at the dollar store yesterday and picked up some storage bins. I spent the afternoon organizing what is left in my closet. I am still not 100% happy with the results. I intend to go back through whats in those bins and downsize even more in the coming weeks.