Friday, September 5, 2008

Cutting the Grocery Budget Once Again

I am so, so excited because I have found someone to take Ada's pictures (and a few family pictures) for an extremely reasonable price, and we have scheduled a photography session for the last Friday in September. Despite the insanely low price, we are still having to shave off other areas of the budget in order to pay for the session. The first area that is being shaved is the grocery budget, so I am having to get creative once again. Though it is still rather hot outside, I think I will be cooking several different soups in the coming week. Mainly because they are healthy and affordable.

I am really excited to try a 16 bean soup recipe, whose ingredient list is very short--1 bag of bean soup mix, 1 onion, 1 packet of onion soup mix, and water. I will be serving this with cornbread, and that will be dinner for two nights. I got this recipe from Crockpot 365. Thanks for the idea, Ashley.

I am determined to eat healthy despite the reduced budget. I just can't stand the thought of feeding my family junk just because it's cheap. So...any ideas for healthy, frugal meals? I do think we will be doing Amanda's quesadilla recipe. Thanks for the recipe, Amanda!!

Check out Biblical Womanhood for more frugal ideas.


Jennifer said...

I made a batch of cajun 15 bean soup a couple of weeks ago. I got a bag from walmart for under $2 and added a can of diced tomatoes, onion, and lemon juice. I think the recipe called for meat too, but I left it out. My dh loves it and I packaged them all up in containers for him to take to lunch. Good luck with cutting your grocery bill! I am always trying to cut mine too.

Sherry said...

Yum! I love bean soup but unfortunately I am the only one that does in our family. I make some potato soup which is cheap, too.

jane said...

speaking of soup rcipes--- i'm dying for your taco soup recipe!

$5 Dinner Mom said...

What a great cheap meal! For more ideas during your tight month, come on over to $5 Dinners! Mind if I add it to my list and give you all the credit!?!