Thursday, April 30, 2009

Holly's Kitchen - Tater Tot Casserole

Another post regarding the Lopez Family Eating on a Budget!!! Today's edition is from Holly's Kitchen--Tator Tot Casserole. Sounds divine, right? Tator Tot's incorporated into a family meal? Heavenly...

Ground Beef ($3.88)
Tater Tots (2/3 bag) ($1.52)
Onion ($0.89)
Cream of Chicken (1 can) ($1.44)
Mozzerella Cheese (1/2 bag) ($0.75)

Total Cost: $8.48

We were able to make six meals out of this which amounts to $1.41/meal. We didn't need a side for this meal, as it was pretty filling. Also, this meal has been the easiest to prepare so far…just layer the ingredients! Thank you, Holly!!!

Couple of side notes:
1. The prices of the ingredients above are based on the amount used. We have used the remaining ingredients in other meals that we have made.

2. Since our last paycheck, we have saved another great amount of money by not eating out…I was able to apply more to my car payment because of it…it is WONDERFUL!!!

Next up: A Pot Roast from Kelly's Kitchen!


Holly said...

Glad you liked it. I am going to have to try it with the Moz chesse...sounds delish!

I can't wait to hear about the pot roast and then try it. My recipe is easy BUT boring...I need to change it up a bit.

My Hubby liked what we had for dinner last night- Steak strips, rice and carrots. I roasted the steak in a foil pack with a little water and Monterey Steak Seasoning. (If you don't have this seasoning it is a must! It helps to make a great brisket, too!

Now I just have to come up with something for dinner tonight...I have nothing planned! AHHHHH!!

Jennifer said...

Sounds yummy!!! Your are turning into quite the chef!

Kelly said...

Hey Jaimes!! Here's another one I got this past weekend and made last easy and cheap.
Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

1 Rump Roast (don't know how much it weighed...just got the one packaged in the meat aisle)
1/2 cup water
Barbecue Sauce

Put Roast and water in crock pot. cover with Barbecue Sauce...cook on low for 6-10 hours (depending on how fast your crock pot cooks!) Break/shred roast (once done will usually do easily all by itself) Add more barbecue sauce to taste and let warm until ready to eat. Put on top of a yummy tasty bun or bread and add whatever toppings/sides you like! Makes a great, easy, cheap, summer dish--add chips, baked beans, potato salad..whatever!!

NduguNStephie said...

If you used ground turkey.. you would have paid EVEN LESS!! OH MY !

ChristinaR said...

I am totally going to try this recipe... it sounds SO GOOD. And I'm all about left-overs. It makes cooking worthwhile! :) Keep the recipes a-comin'.