No doubt it's getting out of hand. Grocery shopping has shrunk the budget and made us all re-think what we like to eat. That being said, by being creative in the kitchen we can put together excellent tasting and nutritious meals without breaking the bank. All it takes is planning, experimenting (which is how we learn to cook) and using our heads. I hope to share some of the culinary tricks I've learned while trying to stay within my food budget. Stay tuned for delicious easy to prepare meals for the frugal cook.
Make your crock pot your best friend. Not only can you cook up some delicious beans and soups but even the toughest of meats can be tamed. Breakfast steaks or sirloin tip roasts which are usually tough can be cut up into bite sized pieces. Season and add to the crock pot with onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms and whatever else you like. Canned or frozen vegetables are okay too. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup for a creamy dish or canned tomatoes or onion soup mix or broth for a lighter texture. Make sure there's enough liquid to cover all and cook on low overnight or for 10-12 hours. Serve with cornbread or biscuits. Good stuff.
I like to cook so the challenge of preparing great meals at low cost has been fun. http://suziecat7.hubpages.com/hub/Good-Eats-for-Cheap