I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
Potato Soup from Cooks.com
6 or 8 large potatoes $1.52
4 carrots, diced $.35
2 stalks of celery, diced $.20
1 medium onion, diced $.52
1 can mushroom soup $.97 (Campbell’s)
Salt and Pepper
A little milk and corn starch to thicken
Here are the directions, but I would prepare to throw everything in a crockpot:
Peel, wash, and dice potatoes and put in large pan or stock pot. Add carrots, celery, and onion. Add water to vegetables just enough to cover them. Cook on medium heat until tender, salt and pepper to taste. Add mushroom soup. Add 2 cans of milk to vegetables and heat on medium, bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil, thicken mixture with a little milk and corn starch. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Total is $3.56 for a family of 4, now you can add some corn bread or salad along with this and still keep it a $5 meal.