Did quite well at using garden preserves this week but a little surprised at the cost of one dinner.
Thursday we had Swiss Steak (that is what my Mom called it but really braised cube steak with onions), boiled potatoes and canned carrots from the garden. $3.46. Cubed steak was a managers special and was marked down over $1 a pound. This was a meal for two.
Friday night was the kicker. Dinner for 2 Chili and Johnny Cake. Used green peppers from the freezer and home canned tomatoes. Total cost of the chili was $5.13. Total cost of the meal $6.45.
Saturday night dinner for 4 Chicken, biscuits and gravy and Broccoli in Cheese sauce. Unfortunately absolutely nothing from the garden. Total price $6.88.
Sunday dinner for 2. Chili and Johnny Cake. Free. Also 3 individual meals of Chili went into the freezer.
Monday Dinner for 1 Chicken Biscuit and Gravy and left over carrots from Thursday. Free. Also got 2 quarts of Chicken Stock canned and 5 oz. of chicken fat in freezer.
Tuesday dinner for 2 made calzones and marinara sauce. Green peppers and basil from the freezer and home canned tomatoes. Total cost $2.37
Wednesday dinner for 1 Calzone with Marinara sauce and romaine with blue cheese dressing . Total cost $.44.
All in all less than $20 for the week spent on Dinner. DB ate Johnny Cake or Biscuits very morning for breakfast.
Made an apple cobbler this week with canned apple pie filling that I did about 3 years ago.
1Qt. Apple Pie Filling
1 C Flour Sifted
1/2 C Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C milk
1/4 C soft butter.
Sift dry ingredients together. Add milk and butter at once and beat until smooth. Pour over apple filling in an 8" round cake pan. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Be sure to visit our host for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard at The Gardener of Eden and see what others used from their cupboard or put in their cupboard from their garden.