I just downloaded Good and Cheap . It was 10.00 on kindle. There are some good basic recipes that are very usable, Flat bread is one, also homemade tomato soup that won't cost a fortune. Although the box kind when on sale is easier and cheaper.
Most of the recipes, honestly, are very sofisticated. My husband wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole and most kids I know wouldn't either. I get low cost ethnic working for economy meals. Some of those ingredients are not cheap, or easy to find in a regular grocery store. Low cost food recipes only work if your family will EAT the food.
I am glad each book you buy goes to someone that needs to eat on the cheap, but only a quarter of the recipes work for us.
I started this blog because I was hearing that there were people on SNAP that were feeding their children hamburger helper with six dollar a pound hamburger, juice boxes laden with sugar, a individual fruit up with 16 grams of sugar for dinner,
You can do better than that. Besides, that total cost was ten dollars. When you had an allotment of three hundred dollars,. Do the math. That simply won't work. But, it is a stretch to believe that this person would resort to cooking all day and eating lentils for dinner.
My plan uses real, regular food. It does take some effort. I get that some people have issues and may have problems with shopping and organizing. Hopefully they can overcome those problems, or delegate the job to someone that can. The reward is not running out of money before you run out of month and having something in the pantry at the end of the month. No one should have to wonder where the next meal is coming from, and no child should endure the insecurity of no food in the house. SNAP gives people the money, it's up to them to use it wisely.
Off the soapbox!
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