The title of this blog post says it all. Good and Cheap is a cook book that allows you to prepare amazing meals for your family, on a budget. This isn’t one of those cook books that tells you that you can feed your family for $10 or less and then the ingredients are clearly more than $10. This book is honest, easy, and honestly, amazing.
Good and Cheap is a book that can help you, a busy parent, trying to good good meals during the week. However, it’s so much more important than that. Over 25,000 copies of the book have been donated to families in need.
In the U.S. someone on food stamps has about $4, per person, per day to buy food. This book helps you maximize what you buy, when you buy it, and how you use it. If this isn’t your reality, you will still be able to make a big difference in your budget and perhaps, some of that extra can be donated to a food pantry in your area.
This book is about empowering families to eat healthy food, and be able to do it on even a very limited budget. I’m overly impressed and honored to have received a copy to test out and write about.
Check out Good and Cheap, and lots more amazing things from Leanne Brown on her website.
I wanted to share one of the amazing recipes in this book with you. This was super easy to make and my family gobbled these up.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Oats and Rice Cereal-any combination totaling 3 cups
Oil or butter to grease the pan (not pictured)
Hot water (not pictured)
Peanut Butter-I used Pic’s Peanut Butter. It’s new to America and it’s better than anything you’ve ever tasted. It’s all natural and made with hi-olic peanuts. These have a rich flavor that makes peanut butter a gourmet food. You’re going to want to put this peanut butter on everything. I promise, it’s that amazing.
Pour hot water into pan.
Add peanut butter and half of jam. Heat on medium until it becomes smooth.
Pour the mixture into the oat/rice cereal mixture.
Once fully combined, press into a pan.
Spread the rest of the jam on top.
Bake on 350 for 20 minutes.
Cool, cut and EAT!