Dinner for $1 went so well, I thought I would give it another whirl. Let's double the budget -- whew! Yes, we are still using prepackaged foods, canned veggies, but adding a little meat this time. I am assuming you have chili powder, so I won't be counting that in the price of our meal.
So, with another trip to Save A Lot, you can put this together. Brown 1/2 lb. ground beef -- let's say you got it on sale for $1.49 (or less?). While you are cooking that, boil some water for a box of mac 'n cheese (made according to directions), which is .33. Mix in the ground beef. Add in a can of tomatoes (with or without peppers), adding in another .49. You will also need to add in a can of niblet corn, .39 in my store. Add in chili powder to taste, and Voila! You have chili mac 'n cheese.
Adding it all up:
.75 ground beef
.33 mac 'n cheese
Grand Total $1.96
We love this meal, and since it is an all-in-one dish, it is a wonderful way to whip up dinner in a pinch with little effort.
For more Frugal Fridays tips, scurry on over to see Crystal at Biblical Womanhood.