Free mustard is great, but at some point you have to eat real food! As I was packing up my leftover steak dinner, I realized that nearly everything in the container had been bought on super sale, so I wanted to show you a picture of what we couponers are "going for." I'll admit, I felt pretty snazzy serving hubby (BOGO) steak (top sirloin?...can't remember the actual cut), but when I realized how little I paid for the dinner, I was even prouder. =) Since I didn't think of sharing until after dinner, you're only getting a glimpse at my leftovers.
Here's how I got steak and potatoes for a mere $2 per serving:
18 oz. steak (this is 4 servings in our house--maybe less at yours)
SALE: BOGO @ Weis 2 weeks ago => $5.75
1 packet Lipton onion soup mix (onion roasted potatoes are just plain yummy)
SALE: $0.67 per box at Food Lion last week with a $1/2 coupon => $0.09
Potatoes (the box said 2 pounds made four servings, but we've got a LOT of leftovers)
SALE: $1.50 for a 5 lb. bag @Wal-Mart a month ago => $0.60
Carrots: 1/4 lb.
I BELIEVE this was $1 for 1 pound at Weis at least a month ago => $0.25
Steak Seasoning, oil, butter: about =>$0.25
SALE: $10/10 at Weis with a $1/2 coupon => $0.50
Steak Sauce (I didn't buy this on super sale. I am ashamed.)
Generic $2.54 at Food Lion =>$0.70
Grand Total: $8.34/4 servings=$2.09 per serving
So, there you go. Having bought most of my components on sale, I could feed a family of eight for less than a single entree in a restaurant. I rock (and you can too!).