Each Monday, 5 Dollar Dinners hosts a Bargain Meal of the Week round up. Frugal Shoppers all over the blogosphere post a menu plan using the items that are on sale for the week at their local grocery store.
Here's my Bargain Meal from Martin's the week June 7-13 for a family of 4:
Parmesan-Crusted Porkchops, Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes, Cantaloupe chunks
Parmesan-Crusted Porkchops = $4.07
2 porkchops* (~2 lbs) @ $1.79/lb = $3.58
1/3 C Parmesan cheese = ~$0.30
1 egg @ $0.09
1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs w/ seasonings = $0.10
Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes = $0.60
1 lb @ $1.99/5 lbs = $0.40
Butter/Sour Cream Topping = ~$0.20
Cataloupe = $1.00
Jumbo Cantaloupe on sale 2/$4.00
½ of one cantaloupe = $1.00
Total cost $5.67 for 4 = $1.42/serving
* 2 porkchops is usually enough protein for 4, you just need to share.
The goal is a meal for 4 for $5.00, but this comes pretty close. Other possible side dishes from this week's sales include:
Green beans for $0.99/lb,
Sweet Corn 5/$2.00.
Do you shop at Martin's? What are you making from this week's sales?
If Martin's isn't your store you can visit 5 Dollar Dinners to find other bargain meals.