Penny Lane - Stretching the grocery dollars.
Jan. 22, 2010 4:46 pm
Updated: Feb. 2, 2010 3:34 pm
It occured to me the other day while on the Recipe Exchange that in this economy there is a great need to be able to stretch our grocery budgets to get the most bang for our bucks. Having a limited food budget should not mean a week of ground beef. Heck, that isn't always cheap either.
I make a game of this. I am a private cook for several families, in addition to my own family. Yes, I say "cook" rather than chef because what I provide is home cooked meals. Delicious and healthy, but nothing terribly fancy. In order to keep my prices affordable I have become quite creative with menu planning and shopping for the best deals in town.
This week I am turning a Fresh Leg of Pork into numerous different and delicious meals. Feel free to follow along and join in the fun of preparing a weeks worth of delicious food for less than a trip through the fast food drive thru. Not mention that you know what you are eating. Fresh food without the preservatives and other added junk that comes in processed foods.
8 lbs Fresh Pork for less than $8.00 will become Simple Carnitas. (Ken from Camarillo's recipe) Simple Carnitas That cooked shredded pork will become tacos, enchiladas, Green Chili Stew, broth and probably a few other dishes.
This is my first blog, so bare with me as I learn the ropes of blogging.