Recipes and cost breakdown
When costing a meal - I will either take the individual cost of the product from our receipt, or go to the Countdown website and choose the item that is on special I will also indicate if there were elements of the recipe that were free.
Ground Beef (mince) (500gr) 7.62
Tomato Puree 400 gr tin 1.89
Tinned Tomatoes x2 400 gr (99 cents each) 2.98
1 x 500 gram packet spaghetti noodles .95
1 x capsicum (green pepper) 2.69
Mushrooms 100 grams 1.20
garlic cloves 4 cloves .92
1 brown onion .15
grated cheese 200 grams 2.00
garlic bread 2.65
Total cost: $23.05
cost per person: $4.61 based on our family of five.
I could have bought mince on special for 9.99 per kg at countdown for prime mince. In hindsight... I would NOT have used the capsicum as the cost is SO high right now, but that was what I used... and although I have included the cost of the garlic bread, this was actually free for us as our friend gets them through someone she works with for nothing, and she passed us on a loaf! Thank you!