100 Meals for $5 or Less

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Gibbs Smith, Mar 1, 2009 - Cooking - 164 pages
ONE FAMISHED HUSBAND, THREE HUNGRY CHILDREN, rising food costs, and a fixed income could lead to disaster, but Jennifer Maughan successfully navigates the world of grocery shopping by pinching those pennies for all they're worth. She shows how anyone can creatively survive the onslaught of higher grocery bills and still eat tasty, healthy meals. SHE TELLS FRAZZLED FOOD BUYERS TO: Allocate funds to the most important foods. Stop spending money on impulse buys. Make a shopping plan before heading to the store. Find the best places to shop in your area. Be smart about coupons and sales.

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I first purchased the book as a Kindle edition and loved the book so much I purchased a print edition.
With grocery prices are rising, the need for cooking low-cost meals has become my goal, and
using the 100 Meals for $5 or Less has met that goal. What I love most about this book is the use of "normal" ingredients to cook meals. Some low-cost cookbooks use less than practical ingredients (read healthy) to accomplish this goal. I'm thinking eating Top Ramen and hot dogs or lots of beans (which are healthy but not always good as a steady diet).
In this book you will find yummy recipes such as:
Ground Beef and Rice
Italian Mac Recipe
Swirled Chicken Sandwich
Cornbread Chicken
I've made all four recipes and my family happily ate them up.
I highly recommend this cookbook. You will save money and eat well.

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About the author (2009)

Jennifer Maughan is a freelance writer and editor with more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her areas of specialty include travel, food, celebrations, parenting, and family life. She lives near Salt Lake City.

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