Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Chef Salad and Homemade Croutons
Here's how I make it:
Red leaf lettuce (1 head) $1.19
Cucumbers (1) $0.59
Carrots 1/2 cup $0.10
Tomatoes (2) $1.01
Hard boiled eggs (6) $0.78
Cheddar Cheese (about 4 oz) $1.12
Chicken cooked (about 3/4 lb) $1.49
Homemade croutons (french bread, olive oil, salt, pepper & crushed red pepper) $1.08
Bacon Bits or cooked bacon (optional)
Dressing (if you pay about $2 for a 24oz bottle of dressing then each TBSP costs you about 4 cents)
Total Cost $7.36 (not including dressing or bacon), makes 6-8 servings
*The first thing I do is boil the eggs. Place eggs in a pot, cover with cool water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, place lid on the pot, turn off stove and let sit 20 minutes. Cool and peel.
*Next, cook the chicken. I used 2 chicken breasts, sliced them in half to make them thinner, and seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked in a skillet with about 1 TBSP olive oil until browned on each side.