I'm sure for anyone reading here often you've surmised that nearly every recipe posted is of the frugal variety. Other than the occasional recipe that contains an expensive ingredient or two, I stick to what I know: Feeding many for little.
It's no secret that much of what I cook is from scratch with as little processed junk as possible. A few of my favorite budget-minded recipes from the archives:
Homemade Toaster Tarts
Whole Wheat Bread with Honey
Corn Fritters with Black Bean Salsa
Hummus and Tomato Melt (using Hummus and Wheat Pita)
Veggie Fajitas with Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas and Refried Beans
Linguine with Baby Spinach and Almonds
Creamed Peas and Carrots on Toast
Orange-Ginger Chicken Tabbouleh
Sausage Sandwich Tart
Fried Green Tomatoes
Three Bean Salad
Similarly, nearly everything I've posted to Family.com has been in the frugal family, so take a look there, as well. I'm working in getting recipes tagged properly here so they are easier to search for, but with 3 1/2 years of recipes to sift through, it may take a little time.
Regardless what others may believe, feeding my large family for $150 a week doesn't make me an anomaly. On the contrary, it puts me in good company. I have several friends with larger families (and smaller families) who feed them well for a relatively small amount each week. Lucky for the rest of us, they also blog about it.
Here are several links to frugal family blogs to get you started:
Real Life Living : Not only does Annie share great frugal recipes and menu plans, she also lets you in on how her own family's debt reduction is going (and it's going well!).
Making Do with the Not-So-New : MJ shares leftover food ideas, but beyond that are all sorts of ways to make your money stretch and make-do with what you already have.
Caffey Family Adventures : I think Jaqueline may just trump us all by doing things like feeding 16 for breakfast, lunch and snacks and 6 for dinner on less than $97 a week!
Growlies for the Gang : Kim has a large family (14 in all!) and feeds everyone on budget without making them eat nothing but ramen noodles. Real food, real good, real cheap. Check out her sidebar titled, 'The Freezer' for some awesome menu plans.
Cornbread & Cookies : Ranae, another mom of seven shares her own great tips and recipes for the frugal kitchen.
More on Meal Planning and Budgeting:
Budget Meal Planning
What's For Dinner?