Shopping Around the World

27 May

This month items to price were:

FIVE Ingredient Salads.  There you go.  Cold salads, pasta salads, seafood salads, chicken salads, hot salads – any salad of your choosing – five ingredients.  List the ingredients, prices and how you make your five ingredient salad.  We have enjoyed seeing everyone’s homemade dish over the past couple of months.  IF you can attach a picture to your FIVE Ingredient Salad that would be awesome!

  This was a challenge.  I like a lot in my salad – variety keeps me interested in eating the things *I should*.  It’s always an endless battle.  And I’m really trying to fix salads more often these days.  Me and the hub unit have come across the perfect FIVE ingredient salad for us which consists of the following:

(1) A bag of mixed lettuce ($3.00 a bag); (2) A 1/2 pound of ham ($6.00 sliced at the deli); (3) Shredded cheese ($2.50 for the block); (4) pecans ($8.00 a bag); (5) Thousand Island dressing ($2.49 bottle).

We go for the mixed bag of mixed lettuce because it has everything in it – but it’s one item, right?  Between me and the hub, the one bag can last two nights.  So for this meal it cost $1.50 for the salad mix.

We like to add a little meat to the salad for a chef salad.  We get the ham from the deli and ask them to shave it thin.  We get 1/2 pound and we can eat on this all week – it doesn’t take much to put in the salad – just some for taste.  So I’m estimating for the salad portion for the both of us $2.00.

We buy the blocked cheese when it is on sale and I shred it myself.  One block can do salads all week so for the both of us on cheese $0.50.

Now pecans are expensive around here – and we are in the south!  I like to buy a big bag of them at $8.00 – they freeze very well.  I will take some out, chopped them and toast them in the oven.  Then I put them on our salad for crunch.  Kind of like having croutons but way better.  The one bag lasts us for about 2 weeks so averaging it out it costs about $1.00 for the both of us.

Then the dressing – you have to have dressing and we both love Thousand Island.  The one bottle lasts us all week – it’s a small bottle 😦  That averages out to $0.50 for the both of us.

So what is the bottom line for this salad for the both of us together?  $5.50 for dinner.  And we change it up from time to time.  Salads are so versatile and we love them.  What about you?


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19 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    05/27/2015 at 1:04 am

    That sounds like a delicious salad! They really are so versatile, and especially convenient during the hot summer months when you don’t feel like cooking. Here’s ours:

    • PigLove

      05/27/2015 at 8:50 am

      Off to visit your bloggy now my friend. Thanks for the sweet comments! XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    05/27/2015 at 2:24 am

    pawfect salad! guess what? we have not even expensive pecans here… you can buy a nut mix, called “prestige nuts”… there were 2 pecans in the whole bag, with a ton of peanuts and some hazelnuts (6 hazelnuts, my dad counted them), that’s really a cat in the bag, right?

    • PigLove

      05/27/2015 at 8:53 am

      Snorts! 2 entire pecans huh? Rolls with piggy laughter. We live in pecan country here and trees are everywhere! AND they are expensive – go figure huh? When mom sees them on sale, she buys them and puts them in the freezer. They keep forever and that’s a good thing. Sometimes she likes to throw some on a baking sheet, a little olive oil and salt and bakes them at 350 degrees for a few. They are insanely wonderful! XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        05/27/2015 at 9:04 am

        oh that’s what they are… give me a call please when the next nuts fly in your oven :o)

      • PigLove

        05/27/2015 at 10:25 am

        Snorts! Sure thing. They are awesome indeed. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    05/27/2015 at 6:14 am

    YUM! Salads are fun (Mom says)….you can toss a bunch of things in a big old bowl, put some dressing on top and it’s a whole meal in itself! Our salad was a shrimp salad so the shrimp can be pricey but the rest of the stuff is EASY PEASY and CHEAPY WEAPY (huh??!!!!).

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      05/27/2015 at 8:56 am

      Off to visit you now my friend. We love salads – especially in the summer with the heat. They are so easy to prepare with the simplest of items. XOXO – Bacon

      • onespoiledcat

        05/27/2015 at 8:56 am

        We’re getting a lot of good ideas from today’s SHOPPING Bacon!!!!!! Hugs, Sammy

      • PigLove

        05/27/2015 at 10:24 am

        Yes we are too! I love all of these new recipes for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  4. angelswhisper2011

    05/27/2015 at 11:42 am

    This salad looks delicious, Bacon *licks paws*. Grandpa and I will eat it with the ham, while Granny choses the cheese…and we’re all happy 😀 Pecans are expensive here too, Bacon. The cheapest costs 1,99 euro for 70 grams, but we also like them very much. Here’s our contribution…I’m off to eat now. See you later 😀 Delicious Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • PigLove

      05/27/2015 at 1:34 pm

      It is so tasty. Sometimes mom will throw a chopped up apple into the salad as well. That’s my favorite minus the ham – go figure huh? Snorts. Off to check your bloggy my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Canadian Cats

    05/27/2015 at 7:05 pm

    Lordy me, mom would love that salad! It’s cheap too.


    • PigLove

      05/27/2015 at 7:45 pm

      Very cheap and very yummy. Also at times mom throws in sliced strawberries or sliced grapes. Very yum. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Fozziemum

    05/28/2015 at 10:09 am

    Yummo this one gets on the list my friend..i do love Thousand island dressing too…yummm and it is good to freeze all nuts they go rancid really quickly…oh boy now i am hungry and it’s bed time hahaaah loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      05/28/2015 at 12:33 pm

      Snorts! I love this salad too. Mom slips me some when she makes it for her and dad. XOXO – Bacon

  7. wallaceandsamuel

    05/29/2015 at 2:16 am

    YUM, YUM, YUUUUUUM!!! As you can tell…we missed this months post *side eyes at mom* butt we’ve put our paw down (firmly, we might add) and have told mom that she WILL do a late post this weekend! So stand by!
    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      05/29/2015 at 9:50 am

      Awesomesauce my friends. We love to see the different prices and RECIPES now from all over the world. They are so great! XOXO – Bacon


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