This week! A plan, of sorts.
Clam Chowder - Clams and juice in the pantry. I just need a few potatoes.
(potatoes $1.60) Total $1.60
Chili - In the crockpot? I don't know yet. I might just throw it together one afternoon.
(ground turkey $3.99, chili seasoning $1.00) Total $4.99
Beef roast with potatoes and carrots - inspired by this post on $5 Dinners
(chuck roast for two meals $2.14, potatoes $1.60) Total $3.74
Roast beef burritos - from the same post
(chuck roast $2.14, taco sauce $2.29, fresh tomatoes $2.49, tortillas $2.19, shredded cheese $3.09, refried beans $1.33) Total $11.39
The burritos would have been less expensive using canned tomatoes and shredding my own cheese. We usually have tortillas on hand, but we were out so I stocked up. I also count the cost of the entire item, not just the portion I'm using, so future meals with tortillas and cheese will be closer to free.
And I don't usually use chili seasoning. I was on the aisle and it caught my eye. We'll see how it tastes.
Still not the cheapest meals in town, but I'm working on it.
Enjoy dinner. I know, I only have four meals posted. I have another package of ground turkey and some italian sausage in the refrigerator. I don't know what it will become. I'll let you know.