Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!
This month we are concentrating on salads and I present to you mom’s salad. It has a little bit of everything and mom/dad eat these several times during the week as their meal at night. Hope you enjoy it!
What you Need:
1 head of lettuce ($0.98); package of grape tomatoes ($0.99); croutons (package $1.19); shredded cheese (package $2.49); Cucumber ($0.98); sliced ham (2.49 for quarter pound); mushrooms (pack $2.49); chopped walnuts ($2.49 pack); Catalina Dressing ($1.49)
Everyone knows how to put together a salad. What’s interesting is what people put ‘in’ their salads. AND if this is what’s for dinner, you want the salad to be hearty. Mom/dad eat this salad usually 3-4 times during the week, especially here in the Summer where it’s just too hot to cook anything on the stove or in the oven.
Now mom will change it up sometimes and use chicken from the night before instead of ham, or sometimes she even puts spicy pickles in the salad. It just depends on what ingredients you have on your hand.
Mom fixes an entire bucket of salad and keeps it in the refrigerator for us at night. And yes, even I eat salad – wouldn’t you with all of these ingredients? Except mine doesn’t have ham – you know for obvious reasons but chicken night we all win.
When you think about the ingredients above averaging out for 2 people and 1 pig (snorts) over 4 nights, it only equals out to $3.90 for each dinner night. Now that’s not bad at all!