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Dinner for 8 for $20 or under

Saturday, February 26, 2011

So I had to put together a fast dinner for 8. $20.00 for the whole meal (plus salad dressing)

Roast
1/2 huge roast (7.50)
1 lb carrots (1.00)
1 lb potatoes (.35)
3 smallish onions (.40)
1/2 head of garlic (.15)

Sides
tossed salad (2.75) head of lettuce 1.00, 1/2 cucumber .75, tomato .50, mushrooms .50
biscuits (2.00, high estimate) .52 plus whatever 2 cups of flour would be.

Dessert Mango Ginger Cake 3.55: Boxed cake 1.25, Mango (diced and pureed) 1.25, 3 tsp grated ginger root (.10), 3 eggs (.45), shot of rum (.50?)

After Dinner Drinks
Milk 2.00
Coffee .30
(I'm thinking iced coffee frappe?)

Could also be Iced Mango Lemonade
Mango .75
Lemon .10
Sugar .25
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  • RPM123
    Cool, sounds like a good time!
    3419 days ago
  • SNUGGLY4U
    Funny thing about feeding alot of people. There is still leftovers. I have half a bowl of salad, 1/3 of the cake, 4 slices of meat, and some potatoes left. I also went through three times as many drinks.

    The guests also brought me lovely hostess presents so I am now the proud owner of a cherry pie (I'm allergic to cherries so this isn't a diet buster), half a bottle of wine (I rarely drink so I opened it immediately and shared), a Tool CD (YAY!), and a lovely bouquet of flowers (which I LOVE).

    One of my guests is a serious Maynard James Keenan fan. He is both an amazing singer/songwriter (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) and winemaker! Quite the eclectic pool of talents.
    3419 days ago
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