Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Super cheap, but delicious meals...

I need your help! September is going to be a VERY  tight month in our budget. I kind of over spent getting ready for school (oops!). Soooooo, please respond with your favorite really low budget meal. Post the recipe on your blog and then give me the link with your comment! I will compile the recipes into a one month meal plan and post it! All you will have to do is click on the link on the calendar and you will be directed to that person's blog and their recipe!!! This way, when you hit one of those inevitable months, you just need to grab the plan and keep going!!! If you have any tips for eating frugally with a large family, feel free to write those too. I wish I knew how to do the linky thing, but I don't yet, so make sure you leave your address with you comment. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

In an attempt to research this, I have to give a shout out to Kimberly at Raising Olives. She has a TON of advice to living on a budget and raising a large family (even though mine isn't that large).

6 comments:

The Powell Family said...
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The Powell Family said...

Hey! This isn't an extravagant meal...but we love bean and cheese quesadillas. My kids get SO excited about them. They love finger food! We buy the fat free refried beans-one can is plenty-and tortillas. You can shred your own cheese to save some money. It is really fun, the kids can help, and pretty cheap.
Enjoy!
Lori

Amy Mantooth said...

Thanks Lori! Extravagance is not the goal. Cheap and family friendly is what I am after and this is perfect!

Eternal Instants said...

I Love reading "Raising Olives" too!

I just bought 2 boxes of "Banquet Homestyle Bakes: Creamy Chicken and Biscuits"... Used the sour cream and egg subsitute instead of water... Deeelicious :)

$3.00 per box at Walmart. I have a family of 5 and we all ate well and still had some leftovers!

Eternal Instants said...

Here is a product review!


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/449636/product_review_of_banquet_homestyle.html

about a girl said...

Hi just found your blog through Olives and Pickles. For us the cheapest and most hearty and healthy meal is lentils. The kids can dip bread or vegies in them. My daughter can't get enough.