100 Meals for $5 or Less [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

In addition, the average cost per serving is highlighted in each recipe, making it easier to calculate the cost of each meal.

The Wall Street Journal reported that wholesale prices of key food items have risen dramatically from 2006.

Retail food prices at the supermarket increased in the first quarter of 2008, according to an American Farm Bureau survey. The total cost of sixteen basic grocery items in the first quarter of 2008 was up about 8 percent, or $3.42, from 2007.

Online marketing and promotions.

Print and web advertising campaign.

National broadcast and print publicity.

Co-op available.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423607809
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/29/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 180 KB

Meet the Author

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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Scalloped Potatoes

Add bread crumbs or crushed butter crackers in the last 5 minutes of baking for a crunchy topping.

1/4 cup margarine

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

Dash pepper

3 cups milk

6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt margarine and whisk in flour, salt and pepper. When smooth, gradually add milk. Bring to a boil and stir constantly 3 minutes, until thickened. Place potato slices in a greased 9 x 9-inch baking dish. Add sauce and stir to coat. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 20 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

Serves 4-6

Serve with summer squash or other in-season veggies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

Before You Shop 1

Have a Plan 2

Price List 10

At the Store 15

General Shopping Tips 16

Aisle-by-Aisle Shopping Strategies 18

In the Kitchen 29

20 Budget Cooking Tips 30

Don’t Throw That Away 33

The Well-Stocked Budget Pantry and Refrigerator 35

Soups & Salads 37

Vegetarian Dishes 53

Main Dishes 79

Leftovers 133

Notes 151

Index 157

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  • Posted March 2, 2010

    GREAT BOOK!

    I bought this book, and read it on the nook, it has great ideas for shopping and saving money, even my 14 year old son got involved in the whole shopping saving trip, i liked this book so much that not only did i download it for my nook, i ordered it in hard copy so i can take it shopping with me, great recipes too, this lady out did her self

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    A must for families and newlyweds

    This a book that should be in the hands of all who are trying to make ends meet. It makes an excellent wedding present as well as graduation gift. There is something for all stages of life. The suggestions, budgeting, tips for buying are so practical and laid out logically.
    The recipies are amazing. I can't believe all that for $5.00 or less.
    I would buy future books of Ms. Maughan.

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