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Help! What can I buy for groceries?

I have roughly $60 for groceries for the week, for 4 people. Does anyone have any meal suggestions?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I would buy 2 pounds of ground beef, a roast, 2 whole chickens, some pasta, some rice, a bag of potatoes, tortillas or pita or another bread, eggs, milk, oatmeal, a pound of deli meat and lots of assorted veggies and make:

    Day 1- spaghetti with meat sauce and veggies
    Day 2- A Veggie Stir Fry and pita bread
    Day 3- Baked Chicken with veggies and rice
    Day 3- Hamburgers, fries, salad
    Day 4- Chicken, rice and veggies in the crock pot
    Day 5- Roast, mashed potatoes and veggies
    Day 6- Baked potatoes, chili and salad
    Day 7- A big pot of soup with the week's left overs

    For breakfast I would have oatmeal or an egg and toast, for lunch a potato with toppings or a sandwich.

    Not very imaginative but it would get the job done.

    Answer by benjamink at 3:00 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • look at your local sales flyers and see what is a good price for you. i feed my family of 4 on less than $200 a month. usually around $150 and that includes perks like some ice cream or cookies. check out and you can get some ideas about the good deals at your local grocery stores. its a free site.

    Answer by sati769leigh at 2:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • hamburger helper,spagetti, subs, hamburgers, soups(buyt cambells soup like 4 cans andheatin a big pot)

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Make meals that don't require a lot of meat. Buying a lb of bulk italian sausage, a 2lb bag of spaghetti, and 2-4 jars of sauce (depending on how saucy you like your spaghetti) will make 2-3 good sized meals. Dried beans make a good meal too. Buy a ham or a package of diced ham, 1 lb dried beans (we prefer pinto or navy), sort and soak the beans overnight, then rinse, drain, and cover with water. Add the ham hock, some garlic powder, diced onion, diced peppers (we like 2 jalapenos), some pepper and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few hours til the beans are soft. Pull the ham off the bone and mix into the beans. Get a packet of corn muffin mix (normally 50 cents or less) and bake that in muffin tin. Makes 6 cornbread muffins to serve with the beans. Cheap and healthy. Also I make homemade chicken noodle soup. You can make a HUGE pot (enough for 2 full meals) for around $10. PM me if you want recipes!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:29 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Red Beans and Rice!

    Answer by Christina2135 at 2:31 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • I do it all the time for a family of 4... with two growing boys that eat A LOT! LOL Like the PP said find coupon sites and print coupons and get the ones out of the paper too. Shop the weekly sales and use the coupons with those. As for quick meals, ground turkey or beef in hamburger helper, with broccoli or another fave veg. For a longer one look for sales on small roast and cook it up with fresh tomatos carrots potatos onions and seasonings in a stock pot for a few hours. Makes a wonderful stew once everything has fallen apart and is all hot and yummy. And it's not expensive... feeds a whole family too.

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 2:41 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • spaghetti, soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, chili-- 1 cooker of homemade chili will last my family for 3 meals, homemade soup or stew.

    Answer by MizLee at 2:45 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • buy a whole chicken and throw it in the slow cooker, pick it apart shredding the chicken as you getting the bones out. save half for enchaladas add cream cheese and seasoning roll in flour tortilla and pour on sauce (tortilla's about $2, sauce about $1.5, cream cheese about $1) then the other half throw in a pot the next day for lunch/dinner with the left over chicken water from the slow cooker, add water and make some egg noodles (eggs here are about 62 cents a dozen and flour if you don't have it is CHEAP $1) you just season the noodles and roll the out or make dumplings from the mix, whichever you like. and you still have eggs for breakfast for a day.

    Answer by angevil53 at 2:55 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Buy some potatoes & rice, beans, some frozen veggies and cheese, and you can make all kinds of great casseroles that don't take a lot of work and feed lots of people very cheap. You can add cut up chicken or ham, or keep them meatless. We also love to have pancakes for dinner, or rice mixed with scrambled eggs for dinner once in a while when we get to the end of our grocery budget. For canned goods and things like cereal or pancake mix, only buy generic or use coupons and only get what's on sale. Most items you won't be able to tell the difference anyway, and you'll save a bunch. If you have an Aldi near you, check it out, they have pretty cheap prices and their store brand stuff is good quality too.

    Answer by raybird1031 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Coupons!!! Check out websites with printable coupons.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 4:08 PM on Jan. 28, 2010