This year I am trying to focus on saving money on groceries. To help with that, I am going to try to calculate the cost of the meals I make for my family so I can focus on the less expensive ones.
Tonight we are having "Chicken, Broccoli, & Ziti".
(1 1/2) Large Boneless Chicken Breasts - (bought on sale for $1.79 a lb) - $1.79
16 oz. Frozen Broccoli Florets - $ .89
16 oz. Pasta - $ .33
8 oz. Cream Cheese - $ .89
2 Tbsp. Butter - (bought on sale for $1.50/lb) - $ .03
2 Tbsp. Flour - $ .03
4 oz. Milk - $ .20
1 Tsp. Minced Garlic - $ .10
2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesean Cheese - $ .10
TOTAL - $4.36
This will feed my family of 5 for two dinners, one for tonight, one to freeze and serve later. So a total of 10 servings. So, our "Chicken, Broccoli, & Ziti" meal comes out to about $ .44 per serving.
I will track more meals this week to see how this price compares to other meals. (Note: I used my best prices from my price book for these calculations, so I need to be diligent to make sure I stock up on the great deals and never pay lower than the lowest price in my price book. This is my goal.)