Saturday, December 19, 2009

Free ebook: The $5 Dinner Mom Does Holiday Dinner

$5 Dinners is a terrific blog with great recipes and money saving tips! There is a FREE ebook available The $5 Dinner Mom Does Holiday Dinner.

You can also purchase her new book to be released December 22nd here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Feeding a family of six for about $4 a week

Massachusetts mom Kathy Spencer is so good at clipping coupons that she can feed her family of six for about $4 a weeek.  Coupon cutting and special savings can drastically cut the grocery bill.

The coupon maverick went shopping with "Good Morning America" recently to show viewers how to hoard coupons to get the most out of their next trip to the supermarket.

Spencer spends a couple of hours every week scanning newspapers, circulars and the Web.  You can read more here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Menu Planning - Pantry Staples

These pantry staples are items that you should have on hand.  When there are good deals on pantry staples, they will be highlighted on this site and recommended that you purchase at that time.  Since we are approaching the holiday season, many of these will be on sale in the coming weeks.  

  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spices
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Eggs

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crystal from Money Saving Mom: Feeding Our Family For $40 a Week—Part 1

For my inaugural post on Fifty Bucks a Week, I thought I would highlight one of my favorite blogs to follow:  MoneySavingMom.

You can read all about her strategies:  Crystal from Money Saving Mom: Feeding Our Family For $40 a Week—Part 1