FB Foodie Friday – Supersized


As you may have guessed, I have had the Super Bowl on the brain this week. Probably because I live in NY and everywhere you turn there is Super Bowl news. So in honor of the Super Bowl, I am not only giving you a dinner for under $15, but I am also throwing in two appetizers. So you can host a Super Bowl party for 6-8 people for under $60 all-in. And if you go shopping this weekend for all of the items, you will find that many are on sale because of the Super Bowl. How awesome is that?

Chili Mac and Cheese

My husband is not the biggest chili fan, so I can’t make chili like everyone else. Instead, I make chili with pasta and cheese thrown in. This dish is not only tasty, but it is super easy to make and feeds a bunch of people. Here is a breakdown of the costs:

  • Elbow Macaroni = $0.89
  • Ground Beef = $4.08
  • Onions = $1.19
  • Garlic = $0.50
  • Brown Sugar = $1.89
  • Crushed Tomatoes = $1.67
  • Diced Tomatoes = $0.89
  • Shredded Cheese = $3.00
  • Total = $14.11

Here is the link for the recipe.


Chicken Wings

For years, my hubby and I tried to make the perfect wing. We tried baking, we tried broiling, we tried deep frying, and I never liked the consistency of the wings. During another attempt at wings, we accidentally over cooked the chicken according to the recipe, and it turned out perfect. So now our method of cooking chicken wings is basically overcooking from what other people prefer. Here is a breakdown of the costs:

  • Chicken = $7.80
  • Hot Sauce = $2.50
  • Butter = $2.39
  • Celery = $2.49
  • Carrots = $1.99
  • Dressing = $1.59
  • Total = $18.76

Here is the link for the recipe.


Jalapeño Popper Dip

This recipe gets expensive because of the number of cheeses you need. If you are trying to save money, you could absolutely cut out the parmesan cheese and not lose any of the flavor. I love this recipe because it truly does taste like a jalapeño popper, but with a lot less effort to make. Here is the breakdown of costs:

  • Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese = $3.00
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese = $3.29
  • Green Chiles – $1.00
  • Jalapeños – $1.00
  • Tortilla Chips = $2.59
  • Mayo = $2.99
  • Total = $18.25 

Here is a link to the recipe.




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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.

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