We did a little computing last night and came to the realization that we paid $1.42 per person for dinner last night. The amazing thing...we were all full when we were done. Yippeeee!!!
I think I've finally, I know it takes some of us longer than others, figured out how to do the menu/coupon/shopping thing. I figure out the coupon deals first, create the menu from that and then make the shopping list. I create my menu based on what's for sale and what I have coupons for. I then fill in the blanks and create the shopping list
For example, last night's dinner was two of each of these:
|.99 at Fred Meyer last week (I bought four)|
|Approx. .75 on sale with a coupon (purchased awhile ago)|
|On sale for $3.99 plus a $1 off coupon for each|
|3/$5 so $1.67 on sale|
Tonight is tacos. We are on a total taco kick. I make them at least twice a month if not more frequently than that. You can't lose with tacos. Just got the beef for $3 per package. I buy and prepare two of everything. I got the taco seasoning for .42. I got the lettuce for .99, and the cheese for $1. The tortillas were $1.99 for 10. I figure salsa and sour cream were roughly $4 when figured together, so this alone is less than $2 per person, but rarely do we only eat one taco, so it'll end up being about $4 per person. Still much better than eating out if you ask me. Wait....no, it's not! Taco Bell's soft taco supreme is cheaper than this. What am I doing?! We should go out!