Monday, May 10, 2010

Baked potato

You know, these things are good and cheap. It's been so long since a made a baked potato (I mean, more than a decade), that I actually had to google to find a recipe. I used this one.

My potatoes are about 5 oz each. The 5-lb bag of organic russets was $2.69, for a price of less than 16 cents each.

I used salsa, cheese, and sour cream for topping. And served with a huge salad with CSA lettuce, mixed greens from the garden, an orange from our tree, an avocado purchased from the lady down the street, and carrots.

Baked potato:
one potato: 0.16
1/3 oz shredded cheddar: 0.04
1 Tbsp light sour cream: 0.05
2 Tbsp salsa: 0.19
Total: $0.44 each

1/2 head red butter lettuce: 0.75
greens from garden: 0
2 carrots: 0.30
6 olives: 0.30
1 avocado: 0.33
1 orange: 0
1/2 Tbsp olive oil: 0.06
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar: 0.08
Total: $1.82 for two, $0.91 each.

I have a new camera! No pics tonight though. Need to get back in the habit.


startcooking said...

Hi Marcia,
Thanks for the link! Instead of sour cream, I use Greek yogurt (with salsa) on my baked potato. It's delicious!

Anonymous said...

so true! i made potatoes the other night and they are cheap, filling, and satisfying :)

Joanne said...

It's amazing how good a simple baked potato can be...especially with all of these goodies on it!

Erin at The Healthy Apron said...

As a dietitian, I love that you practice weekly meals!! I think it's so important for your waistline AND your budget! Kudos!!
ps. congrats on winning the love story contest!