Chapter 5 of “Adopt Without Debt” deals with trimming your household budget to “find” more money for your adoption. One of the categories I think has a big potential savings is the grocery budget.
The average American family of four spends $700 a month on groceries. But it can be done for SOOOO much less! I spend about $400 a month for our family of six – and that includes things like toilet paper and cleaning supplies.
My book goes into detail on how I keep our grocery budget trimmed, but another great resource is a book by my friend Mary Ostyn. “Family Feasts for $75 a Week” is part guide, part cookbook. Mary explains in detail (way more than my book) how to shop smart and trim costs. Then she has a wonderful collection of recipes, including some from Ethiopia and Korea. (She’s an adoptive mom.)
I made the Baked Chimichangas on page 96 for dinner tonight and they were a HUGE hit!
NOW is the perfect time to buy the book because Amazon has marked it down dramatically. It’s only $7.18. There’s a “limited number” available at that price, though no one knows what that number is.
So head on over and grab it! Quick!