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$3 Meals: Feed Your Family Delicious, Healthy Meals for Less than the Cost of a Gallon of Milk

2.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  31 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
$3 Meals is a new kind of low-cost-cooking book, comprising more than 250 simple recipes—none requiring more thantwenty minutes of “hands-on” time—that cost less than a gallon of milk—and yet look and taste darn good . . . and are good for you, too. ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by Lyons Press (first published April 1st 2009)
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Kerri
Jun 16, 2011 Kerri rated it it was ok
This could have been a lot better. These are not really frugal meals. She means $3 per serving, not per meal. It's going to be cheaper than eating out, of course. If you are looking for ideas to reduce food costs at home, look elsewhere.
Katie Ark
I found a couple new recipes to try but much preferred the book CHEAP, FAST, GOOD which has more extensive shopping advice and dozens of recipes my family loves in each of its sections. Maybe people who especially like fish recipes would appreciate this title more?
Peach
Dec 28, 2009 Peach rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2009
There is NO WAY that these are $3 meals. I read the book and showed it to a few friends, and we all agree - there's just no way. I didn't find any recipe in this book that I couldn't find online or on any of the typical "frugal cooking" type websites...it was very disappointing. I wonder what the criteria was for these recipes to be included as $3 meals? The author never talks about the bottom line price for each recipe, never really addresses the $3 promise at all.

I think I'm going to go grab a
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Joffre Swait
Apr 21, 2010 Joffre Swait rated it did not like it
The idea of $3 meals is right up my alley. Unfortunately I didn't count on the book being authored by a former USA Today food critic, whose principal virtues seemed to be a desire keep food convenient (for the sake of career) and a vague idea that you should feel guilty about eating out too much. Skip it.
Julie
Mar 09, 2010 Julie rated it did not like it
This book made me mad because they're not really $3 meals. Each serving is that cost or less. So they're closer to $10 meals, and mostly don't seem impressive. Not basic ingredients or very easy to make. I made two recipes out of it and they were both just so-so. Nothing super exciting.
Anne
Mar 25, 2011 Anne rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Just a few recipes to try. Affirmed that I am doing the right things to prepare inexpensive but healthy meals.

Laurie
Sep 22, 2011 Laurie rated it it was ok
Too much fish. Ew. : )
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