This simple recipe is a family favorite, and great for days when I’m not up to cooking a complex meal.
1 16oz. package macaroni noodles ($1)
4 T. butter ( 31 cents)
Salt and pepper to taste (salt, negligible cost, pepper, 4 cents per 1/4 t.)
Prepare noodles as directed. Drain, return to pan, add butter and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
We’ll serve this with some steamed peas: 66 cents for a third of a bag of frozen peas, broccoli or green beans
Total cost to feed our family of 6: $2.01
OR, use some of your FREE garden veggies and bring the cost down to $1.35!
Spice it up: add hot dogs at .25 each