How to feed a family of 5 for under $3

I have just made a massive bowl of lentil soup. I’d say there are at least five large servings – the kind of servings where you couldn’t possibly eat anything afterwards. It’s going to last me a good few days.

… and it cost me under $3.

It consists of 2 potatoes, 2 onions, a carrot, a tomato and a stick of celery, all of which cost me $2.55. I added some spices and some lentils, and let it boil. 

And here’s the thing … a pinch of spice transformed it from bland boiled vegetables into something wondrous. It’s amazing what a little chili and tumeric can do.

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5 Responses to “How to feed a family of 5 for under $3”

  1. Robin Says:

    🙂 reminds me of: http://www.5dollardinners.com/ this woman feeds her family w/ $5 per meal!

  2. Robin Says:

    just to add to the conversation http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/eating-on-18-day.html

  3. fourpasttenpm Says:

    Durand, I bet you one day have your own TV show called Survivalism in the City with the Durand or suchlike.
    Anyway, kudos to you. Good work with the turmeric too – apparently it’s like this miracle spice: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/the-11-best-foods-you-arent-eating/

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