Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Friday, July 31, 2009

$5 meals for a family of 4 - purchased from WinCo

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

Ingredients were all purchased at WinCo Foods (Thursday July 30th)

Meal #1
Home-Style Tuna Casserole

1 package 14oz Kraft Deluxe mac and cheese $1.50
1 can 10 3/4 oz cream of celery or chicken $.78 (used generic brand)
1 can tuna, drained, 5oz on sale for $.72
1 cup of frozen peas (optional) $.50
1/2 cup milk $.15
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion $.10
2 cups fresh bread crumbs $.15
1/2 stick of butter $.25
if you want it a little creamier add 1/2 cup of sour cream $.30

Prepare mac and cheese as directed on package. Add soup, tuna, peas, milk, and onion (sour cream if you need it creamier); mix lightly.
Spoon into 2-quart casserole dish. Toss crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole.
Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Total $4.45

Meal #2 and #3
Barbecue Meatloaf (This will be for two meals)

2 pound hamburger $2.62 (I purchased 3.46lb on sale for $4.54)
1 cup of Italian bread crumbs $.30
1 egg $.15
1/2 cup barbecue sauce $.25
water is needed

Mix all ingredients save 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce for the top. Add a little water if it's not moist enough.
Shape meat into oval loaf in a baking dish. Top with remaining barbecue sauce.
Bake at 375 for about 1 hour or until center is no longer pink.

Serve 1/2 meatloaf with 1 can green beans for $.58 and salad (Dole classic) $.98, and Kraft dressing $.08 (on sale for $1.58 used $1.50 coupon see my WinCo Sales)
Total: $3.30 ($3.32 for whole meat loaf)

Round 2 Meatloaf Hamburgers

Slice meatloaf into 4 slices put on hamburger buns $.44, and a little more barbecue sauce or whatever topping you like. Serve with Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $.78 ($1.18 with $.40 coupon) .

Total $2.88

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