I get the biggest kick out of the newest Wal-Mart commericals. Oh, you know the ones about how much cheaper it is to eat at home. Now, don’t you dare spend $5 for a fast food restaurant’s breakfast. You can eat breakfast from Wal-Mart’s low prices for food and it will only cost you a little over $2 per person.
Now, don’t get the wrong impression. I am not saying to stick with the drive thru breakfasts. I do promote eating at home but I know I can beat the “little over $2 per person” deal. I commend the Wal-Mart marketing campaign for being pro-eat-at-home-saves-you-money and anti-drive-through. But did you notice that it was advertising the higher cost name brands? Oh, come on….. America don’t fall for that trick!! Be tighter tightwads, geez!! That would be an $8 breakfast for a family of 4.
Let’s look at what it costs me to make homemade whole grain waffles:
2 cups of flour: $.16
3 tbls of butter: $.06
1 cup milk: $.17
1 egg: $.005
1 TB sugar: $.04
1 TB baking powder: $.002
1/2 tsp salt: next to nothing
My grand total for a family of four to eat homemade waffles: $.43
At that price we can afford syrup, a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice, and fresh fruit on top.
Now, roll up your sleeves, dear friends and save yourself some money!!