Last week, I planned and primped and prepared for The $7 Dinner Challenge. Blood, sweat and tears went into that menu. Okay, maybe not blood, but you get the idea. This week? Everything pretty much fell into my lap. Seriously. And I didn’t even think about how inexpensive a meal this was until Cate mentioned that it would fit the bill.
As it would have it, there is a great sale at Shop Rite this week: boneless, skinless chicken is just $1.99 a pack. It’s the bulk package so stock up and separate it to freeze. A FoodSaver is good for chores like this, unless of course yours is broken like mine.
So, anyway, I created this whole dinner for about $6.87. Go me.
Full disclosure: For dessert, I copped out and used a box of Strawberry Gelatin from Jell-O. But it was for a good cause: Jell-O is donating $250,000 or more to Susan G. Komen For the Cure to benefit researchers who are searching for a cure for breast cancer. That is something that I am willing to support.
10-Minute Salsa Chicken with Avocado Cream and Rice
Think Pink Strawberry Jello
The Cost Breakdown:
Chicken – 1 lb – $1.99
Salsa – 6 tbsp – $0.30
Cheese – 6 tbsp – $0.50
Avocados – 2 – $1.29 x 2
Rice – $0.50
Jello – $1/box