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Frugal breakfast and lunches,
This review is from: The $5 Dinner Mom Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, and Nourishing Meals That Are Easy on the Budget and a Snap to Prepare (Paperback)
This book gives contains about 200 recipes that will feed 4, usually about $5 for the meal. There are hints for grocery shopping and meal planning and step by step directions for making food ahead.
Each recipe has frugal facts, some are: the kids love this and others have hints on how to slice peaches and freeze them when they are on sale for 3 pounds for $1.50 or less. Each recipe has the cost of every ingredient. To achieve the low price, dried beans are used, with a note that canned beans will be more expensive. Sales, using coupons and stocking up are the key to keeping the price low.
Included is a staples list, some of which you make yourself - homemade hamburger buns, pizza sauce, salsa. Then there is the list of what you should have in your freezer, refrigerator, pantry, and supply inventory such as foil and freezer containers. A detailed index is included, as well as some online resources.
Breakfast recipes include; cereals, egg dishes, with several that can be fixed the night before, pancakes, waffles, tacos and sandwiches. There are instructions for freezing, so they can be grabbed `on the go'. Lunches are for at home and to carry out: sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, soups, pasta and garden salads, side salads and side dishes, there are also some snacks and smoothies.
Many have variations on eggs, tuna fish and chicken and might seem repetitive, but they do give variety and make use of inexpensive ingredients. There are some good ideas in here to make meals on a budget.