Frugal potluck choices: Italian Cheese Bread
Italian Cheese Bread, served with Easy Lasagna
When we first moved here and started attending a church which has a potluck every week (which I love!!) I experimented with making a variety of different foods to take. We ended up deciding to take this cheesy bread every week since:
Everyone loves it!
It tastes great cold (can be made ahead).
Price breakdown for the Italian Cheese Bread:
2-1/2 cups bread flour = $0.28*
1 teaspoon salt = $0.01
1 teaspoon sugar $0.01
1 tablespoon active dry yeast = $0.12*
1 cup filtered water = $0.01
1 tablespoon vegetable oil = $0.03*
1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing = $0.25
1/8 tsp salt = 0
1/4 tsp garlic powder = $0.01
1/4 tsp ground oregano = $0.01
1/4 tsp dried thyme = $0.01
Dash pepper = $0.01
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese = $0.09
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese = $0.40*
Total price for one 16-inch pan of cheesy bread, minus energy for baking: $1.24
*Denotes items purchased in bulk from Costco. Other items are also purchased in bulk or on sale.
Now, add that price to the fact that every week I take two 16-inch pans of this bread to church and it's usually completely devoured, and you'll know why this has become our potluck food of choice! :)What are your favorite potluck foods? Do you like to make/take the same thing every time, or do you go for variety?
Be sure to visit Jessica's blog for lots of frugal ideas and tips today! :)
P.S. If you like price break-downs, I wrote about our (staple) homemade wheat bread costs here!