$5.00 Meals?  In this economy?  Are you serious Cynthia?

The Feeding Big house has gone from 2 people to 4 people in a matter of a couple month.  The grocery bill has more than doubled and yet the money that I have to spend on groceries and plan wonderful meals has not.  I am back to using coupons (see my coupons link) and making sure that I plan my  menus.

I put a call out to my fellow bloggers and asked for some of their $5.00 Meals.  Here is the great list of recipes they shared!  I am so excited by them, that I will begin a once a month link party for frugal entrees, desserts, breads, veggies and anything that can me cooked inexpensively.

Living Big on Less Money

Living Big on Less Money

$5.00 Meals from Feeding Big and Friends

$5.00 Meals from Feeding Big and Friends

$5.00 Meals from Feeding Big and Friends

$5.00 Meals from Feeding Big and Friends

 

Potato Soup in the Slow Cooker by Feeding Big

Potato Soup in the Slow Cooker A $5.00 Meal from Feeding Big.

Potato Soup in the Slow Cooker A $5.00 Meal from Feeding Big

Escarole and Beans from Simple Living and Eating

Escarole and Beans from Simple Living and Eating $5.00 Meals

Escarole and Beans from Simple Living and Eating $5.00 Meals

 The Big Salad from Now Things Are Cooking

Big Salad from Now Things are Cooking

Big Salad from Now Things are Cooking

Tequila Lime Shrimp from Now Things are Cooking

Tequila Lime Shrimp from Now Things are Cooking

Tequila Lime Shrimp from Now Things are Cooking

Hamburger Macaroni Casserole from Now Things Are Cooking

Hamburger Macaroni Casserole from Now Things are Cooking

Hamburger Macaroni Casserole from Now Things are Cooking

Italian Chicken from Carrie This Home

Flavorful Italian Chicken from Carrie This Home

Flavorful Italian Chicken from Carrie This Home

Irish Yellow Broth from Prudent Living – On the Home Front

Irish Yellow Broth from Prudent Living - On the Home Front

Irish Yellow Broth from Prudent Living – On the Home Front

Homemade Noodles with Peas, Asparagus and Pancetta from Prudent Living – On the Home Front

Homemade Noodles with Peas, Asparagus and Pancetta from Prudent Living

Homemade Noodles with Peas, Asparagus and Pancetta from Prudent Living – On the Home Front

Spicy Potato Soup from A Mouse in My Kitchen 

Spicy Potato Soup from A Mouse In My Kitchen

Spicy Potato Soup from A Mouse In My Kitchen

Bacon Buffalo Mac and Cheese from What’s Cookin In the Burbs

Bacon Buffalo Mac and Cheese from What's Cookin in the Burbs a $5.00 meal

Bacon Buffalo Mac and Cheese from What’s Cookin in the Burbs a $5.00 meal

Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine from Cookin’ In the Burbs

Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine from What's Cookin in the Burbs $5.00 Meal

Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine from What’s Cookin in the Burbs $5.00 Meal

Cantonese Chicken from Spatulas on Parade 

Cantonese Chicken by Spatulas on Parade $5.00 Meals

Cantonese Chicken by Spatulas on Parade $5.00 Meals

Garden Pasta from Spatulas On Parade

Garden Pasta from Spatulas On Parade $5.00 Meals

Garden Pasta from Spatulas On Parade $5.00 Meals

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found a dish that will inspire you when you are looking for an entree that will fit your $5.00 menu.

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15 Responses to $5.00 Meals -Living Big on Less Money

  1. Sarah Bailey says:

    Thank you for so a great post – sometimes I really wonder how to get food into me that isn’t fast food because veg and fruit seems to cost a bomb where as just food is well next to nothing compared.xx

  2. So many delicious things! It’s hard to believe they are all under $5! I love how little money can create such deliciousness. I think the Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine will be on my plate very soon :)

  3. I understand. Our house went from 4 to 2 and we spend the same amount of money on food. Prices just keep going up and up. That is another reason we grow so much during the summer. Love these meals you are sharing. Thanks so much.

  4. Akhil says:

    wow mouth watering food :P, Thanks and keep it up :)

  5. becca says:

    Oh my gosh! What great recipes and meal ideas! I can’t believe some of those are actually $5!! May have to check that out! lol

  6. Pam says:

    I see quite a few that are interesting. I am not sure I could do it for $5 because I have sons that are big eaters.

  7. I need to check out some of these. $5 meals would be great for our budget. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have to check out some of these recommendations. I definitely can benefit from saving money on food.

  9. Diane Balch says:

    It is impressive how creative everyone can be in the kitchen for $5.

  10. Some great meals here. I think I will be trying some of them. Thanks. Sharing on my page.

  11. Bridget says:

    I’m loving all these recipes and thanks for sharing my Sundried Tomato Fettucine and Buffalo Bacon Mac and Cheese!

  12. These all look so good, Cynthia, and low-cost, too? Can’t beat that! Love the collages! Tweeted!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

  13. Thanks for sharing, I need to feed six and I am always looking for value meals!

  14. […] It is also easy and versatile.  Guess what, it is frugal too!  You can easily make this frugal family meal for less than $5.00 for a family of 4.  That is 4 large bowls of soup!      I […]

  15. What a great resource! Thank you for sharing at the PInworthy Project Party!

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