With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to discover a new favorite. The next one might help you get ready for the busy summer season with extra meals.
Family Feasts by Mary Ostyn
Whether you're overhauling your entire budget or just trying to save a little here and there, making a dent in your grocery bill may seem challenging in today 's market. A typical supermarket trip can easily cost a minimum of $100, and if you 're feeding an average family or larger, that number can soar even higher. What 's a mom on a budget to do?
Family Feasts for $75 a Week to the rescue! Written by blogger mom and penny-pincher extraordinaire Mary Ostyn, who prepares three meals a day for her family of 12 for $800 to $900 a month, this book is stuffed to the gills with Mary's expert, in-the-trenches tips on savvy food shopping, plus 200 delicious recipes for homecooked meals that make the most of economical ingredients.
I thought this was a really great book as it talks about budgeting, planning, and buying what is in season. It has helped me succeed in getting my meal planning in order. If you are like me needing ideas and ways to manage my grocery shopping, this is a wonderful book available for check out!
If Family Feasts interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.