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Dinner Under $10 Challenge

Who doesn’t like to save money?  For me, it’s all about having more money to buy more food.  Seriously, that’s my personal logic behind it all 😉

I decided this week that I would take on a challenge to see if I could whip up dinner for 4 for under $10.  Results?  A grand total of $7.49 with dessert to polish off after a meal of roasted chicken and kale salad.

Break down:

  • Chicken portions < chicken breast: I got 4 pieces for $5.35 and had leftover bits/juices for gravy later on.  (Here’s a video on how to roast an entire chicken)
  • Kale: $.64 though a full pound would still have only cost me $.99 (the video includes kale 2 ways but here’s my favorite way to eat kale in my kale/blueberry smoothie)!
  • Garlic: $.30
  • Peanut butter/chocolate spread: $1.00
  • Egg: $.20

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Dinner for less than $10
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Serves: 4 Servings
Roasted chicken
  • 4 chicken quarters
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
Kale salad
  • 1 lb of kale
  • 3 cloves sliced garlic
  • oil
  • salt and pepper
Alternate Kale Salad
  • 1 lb kale
  • 3 tb soy sauce
  • 2 ts sesame oil
  • 1 ts rice vinegar
  • 1 ts minced garlic
  • 2 tb brown sugar
  • garnish with toasted sesame seeds/nuts
Chocolate peanut butter cookies
  • 1 c chocolate peanut butter spread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c flour
  1. Oil your room temperature chicken and massage with salt and pepper. Bake at 350 for about 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 180.
  2. Sautee your garlic in the oil until it softens and toss in your kale. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cream together your chocolate peanut butter spread and egg.
  4. Slowly sprinkle in your flour and mix until combined.
  5. Roll out dough balls and flatten with your palm (or the back of a cup) and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.

Cheers to saving money!


Your Squishy Monster ^.~


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