Monday, January 26, 2009

Take that Logan's

Last week Joshua and I were sitting down to dinner and realized that this is probably the cheapest meal we have ever eaten (and by far not the worst.) We rarely add up the cost of our meal but because we just bought the ingredients that day the costs were just too obvious. Here is what you can do with coupons and a little time:

Popcorn Shrimp:
On sale for $1.00

-$1.00 coupon


Green Giant Frozen Corn:
On sale for $1.09

-$.50 coupon (doubled to $1.00)

TOTAL = $0.09

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese:
On sale for $0.50

Ingredients of Butter and Milk: $0.12

TOTAL = $0.62

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix:
Free after rebate

Ingredients of Eggs and Oil:$0.11

TOTAL = $0.11

The grand total of the meal that we did NOT make from scratch: $0.82. That doesn't even seem possible to us and we buy the ingredients every week. The crazy thing is that we got seconds and have 90% of the brownie left and another serving of mac and cheese.

Joshua and I always baulk at the Logan's commercial that says you can eat at their restaurant for the cost of eating at home but we have never had a side by side comparison.

$13.99 vs. $0.82 Yep, that seems about even.

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