Friday, September 19, 2008

A Cheap Picnic Lunch

Another delicious Frugal Fridays meal (create a meal for 4 under $10). But this one is a little bit different from what we normally do...

We went out for a picnic at the park this afternoon. Even though we really didn't start planning this picnic until about 12:15 this afternoon, we were determined that we would have lunch at the park. Problem was, we didn't really have any picnic-appropriate foods readily available. So here's what we did:

Picnic Lunch
Go to Albertson's. Select at the deli:
1 4-piece chicken meal (2 thigh, 2 drumstick) - $2.99
1/2 pound macaroni salad on sale for 20% off - $1.10
1 pkg. 4 King's Hawaiian Rolls - $1.10

As you approach check-out lane, make impulse dessert purchase:
1 Oreo Go-Pak on sale - $1

Drive to park, spread out your homemade denim quilt, and chow down!

Total price (including 6% sales tax): $6.56

This was one of the most spendy meals we've done in a long time. As we tossed the Oreos in the cart I felt like such a spend-thrift! But every once in a while, it's good to splurge just a little bit, and have a good time with your family. Tomorrow it's back to eating frugal, home cooked, delicious meals. :-)


Lisa said...

How could you make yourself eat such expensive food like that? Sometimes I worry you've forgotten the name of your own blog! :)

Rachel H. said...

You are so funny!!

HoneyB said...

Too cute! We didn't even eat dinner last evening (GASP!). We have both been working so hard and each of us got home so late that all we wanted to do was go to bed! It is back to cooking today though! :-)

Rebekah said...

We are actually considering that for dinner tonight!! What a great idea and cheap too!!! :O)

~Priscilla~ said...

that sounds like a delicious dinner!

Nik Snacks said... are so cute! This counts as frugal any day of the week in my book. You work so hard and do such a great job with your budget, you deserve any little extras you decide to throw in.