Friday, January 9, 2009

Dinner: Friday, January 9

Roasted Red Pepper Chili
White Corn Tortilla Chips
Total Cost:

Note: Insert picture of be-aproned housewife stirring pot of homemade chili.

No secrets here among friends--I opened three cans of chili, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of beans and then cut up a roasted red pepper. Heck, I'll even confess about the roasted red pepper--it wasn't really roasted. If you want to roast your red pepper in the oven, it involves charring the skin and peeling off the black stuff. Sounds delicious. And I'm sure it is.

Then we put half a bag of white corn tortilla chips in the oven and heated them up. Then we served the whole mess to a crowd of restless natives. Help me Rhonda, the whole dinner disappeared in the time it took to make it.

We're going to watch a John Wayne movie tonight, so I'll probably pop a batch of popcorn and call it a night.

What did you have for dinner tonight? How much did it cost?


  1. Home made Minestrone Soup. Pretty simple recipe as well. Two bags of frozen "Italian Blend" veggies ($1.08 x 2), one can of diced tomatoes ($.51), one half onion chopped (cheap), bottle of tomato/vegetable juice (generic V8 kind under $2), can of kidney beans ($.59), one cup of pasta shells (negligable amount compared to the rest of the bag we didn't prepare... pennies), some water and spices (on hand items don't count right?). All said it probably cost about $6. Three adults, three children (nursing infant doesn't count), and enough soup left over to fill another bowl for everyone tomorrow for lunch. So I guess if you divide the contents into two meals this sitting only cost us $3. And it's perfect for a cold wintery night.

  2. Love it! I'll grate some Romano on top and make a loaf of Crusty Peasant Bread to go with the soup. Minestrone is one of my faves. Pretty low fat, very nutrient dense, filling, rich flavors, classy--it has all the components of a perfect meal.