Since I shared my couponing secrets with you I thought I'd give you a peek at one of our budget dinners. I made it this week and figured out that this delicious, balanced dinner cost about $2 per family member. That really is amazing to me! I'll break it down for you....
* Pork Tenderloin- 2 come in a pack. I usually break them up and put each in a freezer bag. I purchased a Tyson port tenderloin at Walmart for $9. I only cooked 1 so that's $4. I marinated the pork tenderloin in a sesame ginger marinade that I got FREE from Dominicks. See the next bullet point for an explanation of how.
*I made a bag of whole grain rice that I got for FREE from Dominicks. I got a coupon flyer in my mailbox a few weeks ago and there were several coupons for FREE items and others were $1. It was a very uninteresting flyer and one that could have easily been thrown away but because I took the time to read it first I scored some GREAT deals...and HELLO....FREE STUFF! LOVE IT!
*Last but not least I chose a few veggies I had in my veggie drawer to stir fry. I used about half a red pepper, 1 small bunch of broccoli, half of a yellow onion and a handful of baby carrots. It was about $4 in vegetables and that is a high estimate.
It was a delish dinner and my kids even ate it. I had enough left over for lunch the next day too!
Just a little note about the flyer I got in the mail. One of the coupons on it was $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. I told you yesterday I got one online. That makes 2 of the same coupons I got to used 2 weeks in a row. Sweeeeeeet! In this same flyer there was $4 off frozen chicken breasts, a free 24 ounce jar of salsa, a free large bottle of salad dressing and plenty more! I know there had to have been several Dominicks customers who got this same flyer, figured it was just an ad and threw it away. Big mistake!
I will stop blogging about my coupon craziness now. (OK...maybe I will mention it a few more times if I stumble across a GREAT deal)