How can anyone feed a family of 4 dinner for only $5 a DAY?

This was the question that came to my mind a few days ago as I was searching the web for meal planning ideas. That just isn’t possible, is it? I never imagined that it would be something I could do but after spending a chunk of time at this website I’ve realized maybe it isn’t so hard.

If you take the time to shop only the sales, stockpile, use coupons on every item you can and plan a weekly menu I think it might just be possible. Now, I understand that prices vary around the country and since we are still new to this area maybe I can’t do $5 per dinner but if I could even do $7 per dinner how much could we potentially save? Mind boggling isn’t it?

So I am going to start keeping track. Of course I will need to guess for a while on the actual cost per use of spices, oils and the like but if I can figure out 9/10th of a meal cost that would be a pretty big accomplishment for me. I will keep you posted and I will share my successes with you. If you have any tips or tricks on things that work for your family in lower costs please share them!