Synopses & Reviews
Do you wish you were a savvy supermarket shopper who knows how to cut your weekly food budget, banish fast food from the dinner table and serve your family meals that are delicious and good for them? Well, Erin Chase, "The $5 Dinner Mom", is here to help.
Erin is the founder of "$5 Dinners", the skyrocketing internet website that's now the go-to source for families who want to eat well and stay within a budget. Erin became a supermarket savvy mom, challenged herself to create dinners for her family of four that cost no more than $5 and is here to share her fool-proof method with you in her first cookbook that contains over 200 recipes that cost $5 or less to make. First, Erin will show you how to size up the best supermarket deals, clip coupons that will really save you money and create a weekly dinner menu plan. Then, in each recipe she shows you just how much she paid for each item and challenges you to do the same.
Here are a few of her favorites:
- North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches - $4.90
- Curried Pumpkin Soup - $4.41
- Apple Dijon Pork Roast - $4.30
- Orange Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry - $4.94
- Creamy Lemon Dill Catfish - $4.95
- Bacon-Wrapped Apple Chicken - $4.96
- Country Ribs with Oven Fries - $4.77
Join the army of devoted followers who have already let Erin Chase show them how to be savvy supermarket shoppers who cook tasty, economical meals. You'll never spend more than $5 on dinner again.
"Erin's $5 Dollar Dinner approach is ideal for my family--her recipes are simple, healthy, delicious and always affordable. She proves that budget cooking does not have to be boring!"--Stephanie Nelson, author of The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinnersand#8212;main course, side, and dessertand#8212;all for less than ten dollars for a family of four. Chapters include "Something Meatier," on traditional meat-centered dinners, "Stretching It," which shows how to flavor and accent meat so that you are using less than usual but still getting lots of flavor, and "Company Dinners," which proves that you can entertain well on the cheap. The hard-won wisdom, creative problem-solving techniques, and culinary imagination she brings to the task have been chronicled lovingly in her widely read blog Good Cheap Eats. Now, with the publication of the book Good Cheap Eats, she shows budget-challenged, or simply penny-pinching, home cooks how they can save loads of money on food and still eat smashingly well.
Inand#160;over 200 recipes,and#160;Jessica offers a delicious alternative to fast food, takeout pizza, or over-processed foods from the supermarketand#160;with nourishing, from-scratch meals that donand#8217;t break the bank or take hours to cook. Those recipes are organized into 70 multi-course dinnersand#8212;main dishes, sides, and add-ons such as soup, bread, or dessertand#8212;including: Simple Bean Tostadas, Chunky Tomato Salsa, Lemon Pie with Honey-Ginger Ice Cream
Chicken Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Curried Couscous, Greek Spinach Salad
Asian Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, Ginger-Orange Crisp
Beef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust, Winter Greens and Citrus Salad
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, Buttery Dill Carrots, Banana-Walnut Mini Muffins Each dinner feeds a family of four for ten dollarsand#8212;a little more for larger families, a little less for smaller ones and singles.and#160; The menus are just suggestions, and readers can mix-and-match any of the tasty 200-plus recipes as they like.and#160; In more than 100 tips scattered through the book, Jessica distills her hard-won wisdom into a wealth of ideas for how to be a penny-wise shopper, how to find good cuts of meat that are cheap, how to reduce waste and maximize leftovers, and more.and#160; Never before has living so affordably meant living so well.
About the Author
JESSICA FISHER is a busy mom of six children, ranging from kindergarten to high school. Homeschool mom by day, freelance writer and blogger by night, she writes two popular blogs, LifeasMom.com and GoodCheapEats.com. Jessicaandnbsp;has written online for The Kitchn, Life Your Way, Money Saving Mom, $5 Dinners, and Simple Mom and in print for more than 85 regional parenting publicationsandnbsp;in the U.S. and Canada. She lives with her husband and children in San Diego, California andandnbsp;is an avid home cook. She is also the author ofandnbsp;Not Your Motherand#39;s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.