I didn’t hold back on buying food to make our high-quality Sunday roast dinner. Still, the total cost per plate was only $1.62!
On a recent trip to Sam’s, I picked up a high-quality beef roast. I hesitated at the $17 price tag, but I knew it would feed a lot of people, so I took a deep breath and grabbed it. I also splurged on a package of Hawaiian rolls, which I don’t do very often. I got two meals out of this roast and the rolls, feeding 13 people (7 adults, 3 kids, 3 toddlers) the first meal and 10 people (4 adults, 3 kids, 3 toddlers) the second meal. (Details below!)
Here’s what I love about doing the price breakdown on meals like this:
If I can splurge on a big roast, mashed potatoes, grapes, green beans, and Hawaiian rolls and still get away with feeding everyone for just $1.62 per plate – how much less will I be spending when I make more frugal-minded meals?? I am so excited to challenge myself with this to see what other great meals we can all make for this much or less per person!
Sunday Roast Dinner: $1.62/person
This meal was super easy to put together before church. (As easy as it is to put a meal together while trying to get six littles dressed and out the door, ha!)
- I put this Over-Night Beef Roast in the crock pot on Saturday night before bed. Sunday morning I shredded the meat and turned the crock to “keep warm.” SO EASY.
- Sunday morning, I washed and cut potatoes and put them into my Instant Pot like this. They were cooked and ready to mash when we got home.
- I steamed green beans to rewarm when we got home from church.
- I rinsed a container of grapes.
- I got out paper plates, forks, rolls, and butter.
We hollered at a few college students to join us, and three took us up on our offer. We feasted on this:
Want to see what I did with the roast leftovers?
While putting away leftovers of our meal, I cut the remaining 16 Hawaiian rolls in half and spread the saucy roast over the bottom halves of the rolls.
I put cheese slices on top.
Then put the top halves of the rolls on. I covered and refrigerated the “sliders” I’d built and baked them for lunch a few days later!
This was a great way to use leftovers and to have a work-free lunch ready for my family!