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5 Meals for $5: How to Feed 5 People 5 Meals for $5.00 - $8.00 or Less!
5 Meals for 5 How to Feed 5 People 5 Meals for 500 - 800 or Less Author:Jaci Rae You Don't Need to Be Wealthy To Eat Healthy — Pay yourself by using the information inside of 5 Meals for $5. This book is not only a delicious and plentiful recipe book, it tells when stores across the US receive fresh goods and their sale dates. — Also, Jaci Rae gives you a step-by-step process on how to get out of debt with "The Plan." A... more »nd she devotes an entire chapter to free and fun things to do for date night and so much more!
You don't need to change what you eat, just the way you shop! It's not all about coupons, it's about planning so you can save a lot of money! And if you think you might starve because of the portions, think again! If you're single, freeze the leftovers and save or cut down the recipes and eat a fresh meal every day!
The delicious recipes inside often include the cost of a salad, fruit and/or beverage.
B-B-Q Ham Sandwiches
Cost per person $0.93
Total cost five people $4.66
3 lbs. Ham, shredded ($2.97)
BBQ Sauce ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar ($0.13)
3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce ($0.12)
1/4 cup ketchup ($0.06)
3/4 cup red wine vinegar ($0.06)
Onion powder (or fresh) ($0.03)
Garlic powder (or fresh) ($0.02)
Salt and pepper ($0.02)
5 slices of bread ($0.25)
2-liters soda ($0.99)
Use leftover ham and cook for 15 minutes with BBQ sauce mixture for 15 minutes on 375F (or use regular ham and cook according to instructions on package). Shred ham and put on top of bread. Saute chuck roast in a dash of oil until both sides are dark brown (about 2 minutes on each side on high). Combine all other ingredients into a large stew pot or crock-pot. Once meat is browned, put into pot with other veggies and spices and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until Meat is tender and fully cooked.
Cost per person $0.97
Total cost five people$4.87
2 lbs chuck roast ($1.92)
1 lb. potatoes, diced ($0.40)
4 carrots, chopped ($0.10)
1 onion, chopped ($0.30)
1 beef bouillon ($0.16)
1 garlic clove, minced ($0.01)
Salt and pepper to taste ($0.02)
Iceberg Lettuce and Cucumber Salad ($1.45)
Basic Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing ($0.42)
1 lemon, sliced in 5 wedges ($0.09)
Saute chuck roast in a dash of oil until both sides are dark brown (about 2 minutes on each side on high). Combine all other ingredients into a large stew pot or crock-pot. Once meat is browned, put into pot with other veggies and spices and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until Meat is tender and fully cooked. Make salad and serve with chilled water and lemon wedge.
Recipes range from Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, American, Classics, desserts and more! Time saving and delicious recipes have also helped Jaci Rae lose 48 lbs and save money!
Chicken Lo Mein
Cost per person for one serving $0.98
Total cost for five people averages $4.88
Cost per person for one serving $0.97
Total cost for five people averages $4.85
Sweet Potato Souffle
Cost of meal per person $0.96
Total cost for five people averages $4.79
Cost of meal per person $0.98
Total cost for five people averages $4.91
Cost of meal per person $0.99
Total cost for five people averages $4.97
".... She gives great tips to stretch a dollar -- and again, not just on food. Her recipes are kid and picky-eater friendly -- which is another way to stretch a budget...." Carine Nadel is on The Reader's Advisory Panel of Woman's Day Magazine
"...This one is huge on my list of must have books..." Lisa Knight The Frugal Momma« less
I found this book to be a little frustrating. It's organzied poorly, no index of recipes. The final straw - I looked up a recipe for chicken and rice. The instructions were to cook the chicken however I liked. Cook the rice however I liked. Serve with a salad. I'm sorry, that's not a recipe!
I can usually find at least one recipe in any cookbook that I like. Not so with this book.