What to Cook for Dinner?
Last week I posted my breadstick recipe I use most often. So I was wondering about how much cost difference it was between my homemade recipe and the store bought kind.
I did some shopping and found these prices:
Pillsbury Breadsticks in a can to bake $3.69 regular price. I think with coupons and sales you could get this price down to $2 each for about 10 breadsticks.
Frozen Breadsticks to bake $3.89 for 8 breadsticks.
Bread Store Breadsticks $1.19 for a dozen just brown and serve.
So the least expensive option will cost $1.19 or $.09 a breadstick. The most expensive option would be $3.89 or $.49 for each breadstick.
Each of these items above takes some time in the oven or microwave to prepare. So we assume the price of baking is the same as homemade.
Price for Homemade Breadsticks
Margarine 3T $.16
Sugar 2T $.04
Salt 1 1/2 t $.006
Bread Flour 3c $.45
Garlic and other seasonings $.02
Yeast 2 1/4 t $.01
For a total of $.69 for 18 breadsticks or $.04 for each one.
So by making this item for a side to your meal you can save $.05 to $.45 each. If you are trying to keep your cost per meal low an option like making the breadsticks may help to do that. Besides the money savings, the homemade one are so good and make the house smell great.
What do you think?
Is it worth the effort to make these or do you think it would just be better to purchase them at the store?