In the past 90 days, we’ve hosted 9 different sets of families in our home. NINE.
That equates to 40 meals shopped, prepped and cooked for up to 9 people at one time. All within our $330/month grocery budget.
How did we do it?
We started every visit with a meal plan, listed out a bunch of cheap dinner ideas, and then we tweaked from there.
Not every meal was “cheap” per se, but there’s no way in the world we could feed so many people with so little money by dining on steak every night!
Instead, we sought balance between hospitality and “treating” our guests, and making meals that use inexpensive ingredients in the first place.