Sunday, May 7, 2017

S-T-R-E-T-C-I-N-G Chili & New Produce Find

On Friday night I came home and made chili for supper.

I used about two pounds of ground beef (markdown for $2.75), four cans of chili beans (on sale for 50¢ each/so $2.00), and two large cans of diced tomatoes (on sale for $1.00/so $2.00). All these items were either marked down or on sale. I also used one onion and chili powder, salt, and pepper. 

Total cost to make the chili was less than $7.00. Three of us ate this for dinner on Friday night and two of us ate this for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. I still have four servings left, so this ended up making eleven servings, which works out to 64¢ per serving. 


We stopped by a Dollar General Market the other day and was pleasantly surprised to find some great prices on produce. Some of them beating the lowest price I've seen on some items. 

These were the items we picked up:

5 Red Peppers 33¢ each
1 Orange Pepper 33¢ each
1 bag of radishes $1.50
3 pounds of apples $2.95
3 pounds oranges $1.95
6 cucumbers $2.00
3 pounds Clementines $2.95
Bananas 57¢ pound

That was a lot of produce for a little more than $15. We will definitely be adding this place to our list of grocery stores we frequent. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. It looks like you found some great deals, Belinda! Peppers were 68cents each at WinCo the other day. I'm glad that you've found Dollar General as a good source for produce in the future.
    Have a great week, Belinda!

    1. Thanks, Lili. That is also a great price for peppers. I love to just snack on them and they are so good for you. :)

      I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

  2. Great money management!
    Is Dollar General Market connected to Dollar General store?

    1. Thank you, Susan. Yes, Dollar General Market is owned by Dollar General. They bought out about 41 of the Walmart Neighborhood Markets and turned them into Dollar General Markets. They have fresh food like produce that the regular Dollar General stores do not have.

  3. Wow, I had never heard of a Dollar General Market. Great finds!

    Another way to stretch chili...split a serving in half and serve over baked potatoes. YUm!

    1. Thank you, Busy Bee. I had never heard of them either until one opened up in Georgia. Just over the state line from us.

      Yes, I love chili over a baked potato. That is a great idea! :)


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