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Dinner for Less Than $5 #2 Vegetarian Chili Frito Pie

Amy’s Vegetarian Chili w/ Fritos, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Onions (optional), and Chives

Time in Kitchen: 10 Minutes or less

I timed myself and took 8 minutes including going to the garden and getting chives and taking photos

Total Cost: $3.8

Amy’s Spicy Chili: $4.49/2 = $2.25

Fritos: $3.69/4 = .93 cents

Crate and Barrel Cheddar (use the cheap stuff it melts better): $2.99/10 =.30 cents

Onion: .60/10 = .06 cents

Sour Cream: $3.89/ 15 = .26 cents

Chives: Nearly free

Side Note:

A dollop of sour cream is called a quenelle when it is shaped like a fancy football.

Picture of Ingredients:


Dinner For Two Less Than $5 (per plate) #1

Meyer Lemon Marinated Chicken w/ Haricot Verts and House Baked Biscuit


Meyer Lemon Marinated Chicken from Whole Foods $7.80/2 breasts only used one breast = $1.95 per person

Amazing Biscuits Baked at Whole Foods $2/2 biscuits = $1 per person

Frozen Organic Haricots Verts from Whole Foods $3 per package only used half package/2 = $1.50/2 = .75 per person

Vermont Butter from Whole Foods= $3.60/ 20 = .18 per person

Salt & Pepper ~ .03

Grand Total

$ 3.91

Time In Kitchen: 10 minutes max

Microwave Green Beans

Put Chicken on the Baking sheet, put baking sheet in the oven, leave the kitchen.

Come back 17 minutes later to put green beans in the microwave.

Chicken takes longest~ 20 minutes

Green Beans ~ 2.5 minutes in microwave, fold in butter, add salt & pepper