The 30 a Week Grocery Budget Author:Donna McKenna This is the original (1991) Volume 1 of Donna McKenna's The $30 a Week Grocery Budget, with updates made in 2008. This is a cookbook and shopping guide for people who are serious about saving money on groceries. — This first chapter in this book gives Donna's exact grocery list and expenditures for the month of January, 1991. This was to give r... more »eaders an idea of what she bought weekly and to prove she practiced what she preached. After the grocery listing, you will see her exact Menu for that same period.
After you see how she does her shopping, she then provides a general shopping list with guidelines. You can use this to plan your grocery expenditures.
The remainder of the book contains great recipes and suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These are not gourmet meals, but plain good food. All of the recipes, when prepared as written, will feed a family of 6. These recipes use ingredients that almost everyone has and they contain suggestions for substitutions so you can adapt them to your available ingredients.
Included in the recipe section are lists of ingredients that are helpful to keep in your home in order to make the food. With the list are suggestions on how to save money when buying a specific item. All through the book, she has included notations bringing the book up to date as of 2008.« less