Monday Night's Meal in Pics and Dollar Breakdown

If you recall, Monday night's dinner was Center cut pork chops with fruit salsa, Spanish rice and grilled asparagus. I thought it would be interesting to do a cost analysis of this delicious meal for two.

2 Boneless pork chops $2.50 ($1.25 each; I bought a pack of 12 pork chops for about $15)
Strawberries, 1 cup $ .64
1 Mango $. 99
Asparagus $1.32 (This is the cost of 2/3 lb @ $1.99/lb--I reserved the remaining 1/3 lb for another meal)
Mahatma Spanish rice mix, 5 oz. size $ .69

Total cost: $6.14

Cost per meal: $3.07

Can you get a dinner combo at a fast food drive-thru for $3.07? Can you name any restaurant where you can get such a healthy and quality meal for $3.07?

Cooking at home can be delightful if you keep it simple. Bonus: from start to finish, this meal was less than 25 minutes (cough, cough, eat that Rachael Ray)!


  1. That looks so yummy - I'll have to keep track and do this!!


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