Thursday, February 26, 2009

{Are you on a Budget?}

Are you on a budget when it comes to groceries for your family? Well I am. I am constantly looking for ways to provide good nutritious food for my family of 6 (my uncle eats dinner with us), without going over my alloted amount of grocery money.

I recently started planning out my meals for the month so that I would know what I would need and that has HELPED a ton and helped save us money during the month. I scower the internet and blogs (I have several in the sidebar that I "stalk" for new recipes) looking for new recipes to help my "bean & rice" budget feel more like a "steak & lobster" budget.

I found $5 dinners yesterday while browsing Angie's blog (THANK YOU ANGIE). It has lots of recipes (mostly serving 4 but easily adapted for a larger family) for $5 or less. Many of which I can't wait to try!

Kara's blog has some wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try out too, like her outback chicken & her recipe for Macaroni Grill Bread. And that's just to name a few, she has loads of easy recipes that I am going to incorporate into my March menu.

There are a few more that I frequent quite regularly like The Brighton Kitchen which has some yummy recipes like The fudge pudding cake.

I can't wait to find out what I save this month trying out some of the yummy recipes I have found so far. Thanks again Angie for sharing the $5 meal blog. It is going to really help my budget stretch just a little bit farther.


  1. This is just what I was looking for too! Thanks so much!

  2. I used to plan my meals out for the whole month back when Jared only got paid once a month. I haven't done it that way in a LONG time. It saved time, money, and the stress. Good job!

  3. Cool post. I used to like to cook "Once a Month" or at least weekly. By spending a couple of hours on Sat. cooking up ground beef etc. and getting ready for the week. Worked for me and kept me on track during the week.
    I enjoyed your day planner too great resource to share.
    I hope Have a blessed weekend.

  4. gotta run but I stopped at the $5.00 dinners you mentioned and then went from there to 365 crockpot it was really cool found some great ideas. Thanks for sharing
    Off to food bank now many blessings,


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