When I received "Budget Meals" I thought it looked similar to many other cookbooks I already own, but my opinion changed when I opened it up and read the contents page. Here really is a book that does what it says on the cover, it provides recipes for meals that you can make on a budget - and not only that, it gives you weekly shopping lists for each suggested weekly meal plan so that you can even budget your housekeeping accordingly!
I really love the no nonsense recipes that "Budget Meals" contains. Often cookery books have recipes with great sounding names and lavish photographs, but they take far more preparation time than I've got available. Often they also call for tiny pinches of this or that which mean you have to buy a whole package if you don't already have them in your cupboard. This book doesn't have these problems. The recipes are basic standards that will keep your mealtimes varied but won't put you to unnecessary expense.
Apart from the 8 week meal plan, scattered throughout the book are tips and advice, and best of all for busy mums, some of the recipes even include a slow-cooker option after the normal cooking method one.
Kimberly Saunders has created a book here that's a must have for anyone trying to feed their family on a budget, and certainly something that you should give any of your kids about to move into their first home! Can't wait for the follow up!