Friday, January 15, 2010

Cookbook: Family Feasts for $75 a Week



Note:    Buying groceries on $75 a week can be quite a challenge some weeks in this economy, but Mary Ostyn does it for a family of 12.    I have a new hero.      How does she have time and energy to go to the grocery store much less have the organized mind to only spend $75?     That alone is worth purchasing the cookbook.      I won't reveal all of Mary's secrets, but I will tell you that one of the things I love is that Mary is her way of thinking:    “Frugality is not about deprivation,” she writes. “It’s about taking control of your resources.”

"Family Feasts for $75 a Week" by Mary Ostyn
Oxmoor House, $17.95
A pennywise mom shares her recipe for cutting hundreds of dollars from your monthly food bill. Ostyn has 10 children, and so she really has to manage her food dollars. She offers amazing information on navigating the food aisles and tons of general tips. This is a great how-to for cooking healthy affordable meals.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Bless her heart! Cooking for 12 people 2 or 3 times a day. That would drive me crazy....