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Feeding a BIG Family on a Small Budget – Part 3
Posted By Surviving The Stores On May 19, 2011 @ 4:56 pm In Articles,Front Page,Frugal Living | 10 Comments
The following is a guest post by Connie at Smockity Frocks !
For a big family, eating out can cost anywhere from around $40 at a fast food restaurant, to well over $100 at a nicer restaurant. That is for a single meal! Consider doing that several times per week, and the costs skyrocket!
You can see why a big family on a small budget would be motivated to eat at home!
Simply buying packaged, prepared foods to eat at home can save you big bucks. For instance, for under $20 you can feed a large family frozen lasagna, store bought garlic bread, and salad in a bag at home. That same meal at Olive Garden costs around $9 per person, so for our family of 10 that would be nearly $100 when eating out.
Considering I can make a delicious, restaurant quality meal for my entire family of 10 for $5-$10, restaurant prices, or even prepackaged frozen foods are just not at all practical for us, and seem downright wasteful! I could even feed each person in my big family a fancy steak dinner at home for under $25 total.
It’s true that cooking from scratch takes a little extra time, but if you consider the savings you can rack up every day, I think it is definitely worth it!
Are you thinking, “I like this idea but, I don’t know how to cook from scratch!”?
It’s simple to get started with “from scratch” cooking with these steps:
Stay tuned next week for Part 4!!
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