Friday, August 15, 2014

True Cost of Supper

Here to prove that more often than not cooking supper at home is cheaper and better and healthier...

Brown Beans and Cornbread with Tomatoes and Applesauce

Brown Beans:       $2
Fatback:               $.15--Kickin' it old school southern with this one! 
Cornmeal:             $.75
Milk:                     $.33
Flour:                    $.23
Sugar:                   $.29
Baking Powder:    $.08
Butter:                  $.38
Applesauce:         $.50
Tomatoes:            $ FREE from the garden!
Onion:                  $.24

Total: $4.95 or $.83/person for 6 people with leftovers!!

My parents are in town so the per person total is for all 6 of us!  Not bad at all!  If you are from the South then brown beans and cornbread is most likely a nostalgic comfort food for you.  It is a great, cheap meatless alternative.  My hubby is definitely a meat and potatoes, hold the potatoes, kind of man and this is one of his favorite meals.  Top it with freshly chopped onion or a little chow chow and you're good to go!

 Tip: Try replacing one meal a week with beans and you can save a ton of money!

Family Reactions

Daddy: "Top mine with some onion!"  Mommy: "Put them in the crock pot and dinner only takes a couple of minutes!"  Bubbie: "Really, really, really, really good."  Sissy: "I didn't eat brown beans.  I like cornbread."

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