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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stretching Your Dollar by Shannon M. Medisky

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Chapter 10
Keep Your Stomach and Your Wallet Full
In This Chapter
• Dollar-stretching meal-planning strategies
• Ways to “eat out” while eating in
• Eating out and spending less
• Stretch-savvy bill-lowering tips
The cost of food can be a huge household expense, especially with food prices rising ever higher. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you decide how much money you need to spend on food. Whether you eat out, dine in, or order takeout, you can stretch your food dollars and get everything you want without feeling deprived!

Cut Food Costs at Home

No matter your dining preferences, the more processed, packaged, or prepared the food, the more you’ll pay for it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There are certainly times when paying ...

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