I meant to take a picture of our supper last night. I used a previously used recipe as a guide and did my own thing to create what we had. Here are the things that I had on hand and what I paid for them:
Manicotti Noodles: 37¢
Spaghetti Sauce: 50¢
Roasted Chicken: FREE ---Cooked previously as a full package. I shredded the extra and froze it so I had it on hand last night.
Ricotta Cheese: $1.29
Mozzarella Cheese: $1.00
Cheddar Cheese: pennies ---I only used a handful out of a 2lb package that I paid $1 for
Seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs: FREE
Cooke Mix: 40¢
Pudding Mix: FREE
Chocolate Cool Whip: FREE
What we had:
I mixed the chicken, cheeses, bread crumbs, and seasonings together to make a filling for the noodles. I boiled the noodles for 7 minutes and then filled them with the filling. I poured a ½ Cup of the spaghetti sauce into a casserole dish and then placed the filled noodles on top. I poured the rest of the sauce on the top of that, covered and backed at 350º for about 45 minutes. I uncovered it, sprinkled the top with cheese, and baked for about 15 more minutes. While it was baking, I mixed up the Chocolate Oatmeal cookie mix and baked the cookies. I also cooked the chocolate pudding. At supper time we had the manicotti along with a dessert which was layered cookies and pudding and topped with chocolate Cool Whip.
The total for the entire meal was: $3.56 and it will feed 6 people