Knowing how to balance a budget is a priceless skill. As the lady of the house, a mother and a professional, I feel responsible for helping manage our money so we can live better, more comfortably, paying what needs to be paid, bringing food to the table, and enjoying free time together as a family. Planning a reasonable weekly menu is relatively easy when you know how to pick the dishes you'd like to prepare ahead of time for your family. Having a weekly menu will help you stay organized as you make a list for the grocery store and stick to it so you know exactly what you're getting without blowing your budget.
Focus on simple, budget-friendly recipes that call for few ingredients and that please the whole crowd. For example, plan a pasta-based menu. Most kids and adults love pasta, no matter the dish. It’s a super versatile, economical ingredient.
Be inspired by this budget-friendly recipe; you're going to love it! Your kids might not like the thought of eating anchovies: just make it anyway and you'll see that, without even mentioning this wholesome ingredient, they'll be licking their fingers with delight with this delicious meal.
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