Good cheap eats Everyday dinners and fantastic feasts for $10 or less

Jessica Fisher

Book - 2014

In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.

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Series
Good cheap eats
Subjects
Genres
Cookbooks
Published
Boston, Massachusetts : The Harvard Common Press [2014]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
320 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781558328433
1558328432
Main Author
Jessica Fisher (-)
  • Going meatless
  • Stretching it
  • Something meatier
  • Grilling and eating outdoors
  • Company dinners
  • Make-ahead meals
  • Breakfast for supper
  • Meals on the run.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Practical tips for affordable living abound in writer Fisher's new collection of budget-friendly recipes, all grouped into two- or three-course menus meant to feed a family of four for $10 or less. Fisher (Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook), who ate beans and rice while paying off $18,000 of consumer debt, supplies readers with 101 money-saving tips, such as eating meatless a few times a week, keeping an eye out for clearance food items, and making stocks and condiments from scratch. Her practical recipes (e.g., smoky corn salsa, summer vegetable kabobs, oaty maple breakfast cake) emphasize fresh ingredients and include easy-to-browse category labels: meatless, gluten-free, make ahead, freezer-friendly. VERDICT Like Beth Moncel's Budget Bytes, this cookbook teaches readers to stretch their dollars without feeling deprived. [Page 126]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family offour. Chapters include "Something Meatier," on traditional meat-centered dinners, "Stretching It," which shows how to flavor and accent meat so that you are using less than usual but still getting lots of flavor, and "Company Dinners," which proves that you can entertain well on the cheap. The hard-won wisdom, creative problem-solving techniques, and culinary imagination she brings to the task have been chronicled lovingly in her widely read blog Good Cheap Eats. Now, with the publication of the book Good Cheap Eats, she shows budget-challenged, or simply penny-pinching, home cooks how they can save loads of money on food and still eat smashingly well"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Collects over two hundred recipes for the budget-conscious cook, with seventy three-course dinner suggestions that will feed a family of four for only ten dollars.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In over 200 recipes, Jessica offers a delicious alternative to fast food, takeout pizza, or over-processed foods from the supermarket with nourishing, from-scratch meals that don’t break the bank or take hours to cook. Those recipes are organized into 70 multi-course dinners—main dishes, sides, and add-ons such as soup, bread, or dessert—including: Simple Bean Tostadas, Chunky Tomato Salsa, Lemon Pie with Honey-Ginger Ice CreamChicken Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Curried Couscous, Greek Spinach SaladAsian Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, Ginger-Orange CrispBeef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust, Winter Greens and Citrus SaladCajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, Buttery Dill Carrots, Banana-Walnut Mini Muffins Each dinner feeds a family of four for ten dollars—a little more for larger families, a little less for smaller ones and singles.  The menus are just suggestions, and readers can mix-and-match any of the tasty 200-plus recipes as they like.  In more than 100 tips scattered through the book, Jessica distills her hard-won wisdom into a wealth of ideas for how to be a penny-wise shopper, how to find good cuts of meat that are cheap, how to reduce waste and maximize leftovers, and more.  Never before has living so affordably meant living so well.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In over 200 recipes, Jessica offers a delicious alternative to fast food, takeout pizza, or over-processed foods from the supermarket with nourishing, from-scratch meals that don’t break the bank or take hours to cook. Those recipes are organized into 70 multi-course dinners—main dishes, sides, and add-ons such as soup, bread, or dessert—including: Simple Bean Tostadas, Chunky Tomato Salsa, Lemon Pie with Honey-Ginger Ice CreamChicken Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Curried Couscous, Greek Spinach SaladAsian Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, Ginger-Orange CrispBeef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust, Winter Greens and Citrus SaladCajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, Buttery Dill Carrots, Banana-Walnut Mini Muffins Each dinner feeds a family of four for ten dollars—a little more for larger families, a little less for smaller ones and singles. The menus are just suggestions, and readers can mix-and-match any of the tasty 200-plus recipes as they like. In more than 100 tips scattered through the book, Jessica distills her hard-won wisdom into a wealth of ideas for how to be a penny-wise shopper, how to find good cuts of meat that are cheap, how to reduce waste and maximize leftovers, and more. Never before has living so affordably meant living so well.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank.Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners—main course, side, and dessert—all for less than ten dollars for a family of four. Chapters include "Something Meatier," on traditional meat-centered dinners, "Stretching It," which shows how to flavor and accent meat so that you are using less than usual but still getting lots of flavor, and "Company Dinners," which proves that you can entertain well on the cheap. The hard-won wisdom, creative problem-solving techniques, and culinary imagination she brings to the task have been chronicled lovingly in her widely read blog Good Cheap Eats. Now, with the publication of the bookGood Cheap Eats, she shows budget-challenged, or simply penny-pinching, home cooks how they can save loads of money on food and still eat smashingly well.