Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Thursday, July 23, 2009

$5 meals for a family of 4 purchased at WinCo Foods

I am happy to participate in the $5dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.

Ingredients were all purchased at WinCo Foods (Thursday July 23rd)

Meal #1

Garlic Roast Beef Sandwiches


1 loaf garlic bread $1.98
1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms $.45
2/3 cup onion $.43
1 tsp minced garlic ~$.15
4 tsp butter $.20
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce $.10
1 lb shaved deli Roast Beef $2.98 (on sale)
6 slices of colby jack cheese $1.43

Bake garlic bread according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms, onion, and garlic in butter until vegs are tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.

Layer each half of garlic bread with roast beef (heat a little bit in the microwave), mushroom mixture, and cheese. Return to oven and bake 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve.

This serves 6, so for a dinner of 4 the Total is $5.16 (serve with one of the Reesers salads that are on sale add $.80). Total price for six is $7.72. The family can have dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day.

Meal #2

California Stuffed Peppers


3 large green bell peppers $1.74
1 15oz can tomato sauce, divided $.48
1 6.8oz rice a roni spanish rice $.98
1lb ground beef $1.98
1 large egg $.10

Cut each bell pepper in half lengthwise, removed seeds and stems. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup tomato sauce, rice mix, special seasoning, ground beef, and egg. Stuff peppers halves evenly with beef mixture.

In large skillet, arrange pepper halves meat-side down. Pour remaining tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cups water evenly over peppers. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover, simmer 35 minutes or until meat is done and rice is tender. Serve peppers with remaining tomato sauce mixture from skillet.

Serves 6

Total $5.28 - for a family of 4 that would be $3.52 for dinner and the $1.76 for lunch the next day. Serve dinner with garlic bread for a total of $5.50.

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