I Need Some New Ideas on Reducing Our Grocery Bill!
“I Need Some New Ideas on Reducing Our Grocery Bill! My hours have been drastically cut, times are hard and I have 6 kids to feed!”This plea for help was posted to one of our local mom groups. This was my reply to her, in case it helps anyone else one here too. If you have any additional ideas you’d think would help others, please feel free to share them in the comments!
I think cooking from scratch is the only way to make it work financially, though it’s more time consuming. My husband was laid off for about 8 months last year, and to keep spirits up, I tried to be sure and make some special items so it didn’t feel so desperate to the kids.
Some folks really like this menu service for the frugal family: http://savingdinnershop.com/ebooks/frugal/. It does cost some money for the e-book, but some folks swear by it. Leanne writes based on what’s in season, which is usually what’s on sale.
I have the regular book (actual book) Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table and find I save money from it, and even take it to the grocery store, but the frugal mailer actually strives to live on a shoe string. I haven’t subscribed to the frugal mailer because I’m allergic to pork and her first book, (the regular) has no pork recipes and I feel it’s been good enough for us.
Hope any of this helps! Best of luck!