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$10 Meal for a Family of Six: Healthy, Tasty, and Simply Prepared

 

Your family of 6 can feast on five or more meals using food gathered from Our $50 spree Winco

Your family of 6 can feast on five or more meals using food gathered from Our $50 spree @ WinCo.

by donR  May 18th, 2016

The Family Meals Project originally shared ideas with health-conscious families to plan, prepare and share budget-friendly meals. The goal was to assemble family meals for less than $10 using whole foods in the menu plan. That was four years ago and it’s now time to revisit the idea of preparing a $10 meal*. Yes, it’s still very possible to keep healthy meal costs under $10. To prove it, we spent $50 at WinCo and assembled 5 family meals using these ingredients plus a few planned-overs and pantry staples.

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One Pot Wonder: Glazed Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes

These roasted green beans and sweet potatoes can be glazed and served as a salad ...ot ..:read more

These roasted green beans and sweet potatoes can be glazed and served as a salad …ot ..:read more. from The Family Dinner Project

by donR  August 9, 2015

One Pot Wonders? Yes, we use skillets and slow-cookers for our one-pot meal workshops. After all they are pots, well kind of, so why not think of a shallow roasting pan as a pot?  One pot meals are simply those cooked  in one container;

  • Just toss in small, pre-cut vegetables a grain and/or a protein together with flavorings. 
  • Add a sauce or water and cook it.
  • Cleanup is certainly easy
  • ingredients can be prepared beforehand. .

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Pork Shoulder: Economical, Delicious and Healthy

Gabriel Claycamp itroduced us toIntroduced us to boneless pork shoulder cushions. These 3 1/2 to 5 pound are roasts cost $1.90 per pound at Cash and Carry in Bellingham when purchased in 12 to 15 pound packages.

Gabriel Claycamp introduced us to boneless pork shoulder cushions

Pork shoulder cushions were the centerpiece for December’s Cook-In. Several people commented that they would start using more pork in their meal plan because these boneless roasts cost just $1.90 per pound at Cash & Carry in Bellingham when purchased in bags of four roasts. Pork, the other white meat not only fit their budget, they found it to be versatile and delicious. But in order to be tasty and tender, it needs to be cooked properly. Read more about two simple ways to prepare pork shoulder cushions. Continue reading

Grass-Fed Beef: How To Cook Roasts

Cooking A Lean Roast   By Don R

picture of roast beef

Lean roasts can be marinated and slow roasted to improve tenderness.

Having trouble cooking a lean roast? Me too, I’ve heard all the complaints such as: “Too dry,”  “No flavor”, “Fell apart!”. “It was tough.”, and “Took 8 hours to cook.” A friend of mine split a side of pasture-raised beef with me and told me how his wife cooked a shoulder roast. It was juicy, delicious and cooked in a slow cooker. I often use a slow cooker but roasts usually turned out dry and sometimes tough. Why? Simple question, simple answer!  Continue reading