When I tell people I only spend one hundred dollars a month on groceries for my family, they instantly assume we live off Top Ramen and cereal. But the truth is, we eat the same foods as everyone else. We just pay less for it.
During the summer months when we have baskets of homegrown vegetables available, we tend to make stir fry about twice a week. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s cheap. Rice and homegrown vegetables are cheap.
Then there are times when I will splurge and cook up a bunch of chicken in the crock pot and make chicken curry. I found Jane’s & JJ’s chicken curry recipe about a year ago and this chicken curry recipe is THE BOMB! Sure my picture looks like it came out of Amy Sedaris’ cookbook, but I’m here to tell you… YOU.NEED.TO.MAKE.THIS.
Pasta is a no brainer. We will typically eat pasta once a week. Not so much because we love it, but because pasta is quick and easy to make.
Another dinner time favorite is crock pot meals. I pretty much love any meal that can be cooked in a crock pot. Maybe I’m getting lazy in my old age, but the idea of tossing a bunch of ingredients into a crock pot, turning a knob on high and leaving it alone for 6 hours is appealing to me more and more over time.
So there you have it. Nothing too terribly fancy or difficult to make and no top ramen.
What do you feed your family on a regular basis? Do you go out to eat a lot? If so, how often?
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