(Closed) Cheap recipes for a family of five? Schools out, we're cooking more!

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1989 posts
Buzzing bee


I really need to get out now but wanted to post to follow and make some suggestions and send some links later. 

As a cheap and yummy snack I’d suggest home made roasted garlic hummus.  I follow a recipe that is great and inexpensive.  

Also, fried rice with eggs, onions, ham, everything you can throw in there, including some leftovers of meat if there are any.




Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you eat meat, check out your local farmer’s market to see if meat there is cheaper.  At our supermarket, chicken is like $5.99/lb.  At the farmer’s market, it’s $3/lb.  

You could also find fruits and vegetables more cheaply at the farmer’s market, depending on where you live.


What kind of meals are you accustomed to eating?  

Post # 4
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Djacks88:  We eat a lot of sandwiches and salads in the summer to keep from heating up the house or having to cook too much.

Lots of pasta salads and subs. BLTs, we LOVE bacon, also simple things like spaghetti, frozen pizzas, etc. With the kids home during the day I buy the lunchables, oddles of noddles, cereal, those frozen kids meals, things kids will eat during the day. I am not sure how old your kids are but mine are 14, 10 & 8. My Fiance will also be home all day, every day this summer, because he is off of assignement until after our honeymoon in Dec. So will I have to have lots of food in the house.

Post # 6
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

In Summer we eat lots of things that are good both hot and cold… We love zucchini slice, quiches (think spinach and fetta, lorraine, tinned salmon, spinach…) frittatas and lots of salads like thai beef, caesar etc. 

Here is the recipe I use for zucchini slice. It was one of my favourites growing up, too!


Post # 7
597 posts
Busy bee

I always love making crockpot pulled pork for a large group! All you need is a 2lb pork tenderloin (around $10 for me depending on where you are), 1 can of root beer ($0.33 here for me), and one bottle of BBQ sauce (I personally like sweet baby rays sweet and spicy which is around $2.50)

All you gotta do is put the pork in a crockpot with the can of root beer for 6 hours on low. After 6 hours, drain the root beer out, shred the pork, squeeze in BBQ sauce, let sit in crock pot for 5 minutes just to warm the sauce, then serve on whatever rolls you want! If im serving a lot of people, I like to turn them into sliders by buying the kings Hawaiian mini buns! YUM! Your house will smell like heaven by the 4th hour lol

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